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U.S.S. GRAYLING

(SSN-646)

FAST ATTACK TOUGH

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USS GRAYLING (SSN-646) - a Sturgeon-class attack submarine

In Commission 1969 to 1997

SSN-646 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1964 Keel Date: 12 MAY 1964
at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery ME
JUN 1967 Launch Date: 22 JUN 1967
JAN 1968 - JAN 1997 Caribbean
OCT 1969 Commissioned: 11 OCT 1969
JUN 1973 - JUN 1974 Overhaul - Portsmouth Naval SY
JAN 1975 - JUL 1975 Mediterranean
MAY 1977 - OCT 1977 Mediterranean
AUG 1978 - JAN 1980 Regular Overhaul
JAN 1981 - JUN 1981 Mediterranean
FEB 1982 - MAY 1982 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAR 1983 - AUG 1983 Mediterranean
MAY 1984 - AUG 1984 North Pole
MAR 1992 - MAY 1992 North Pole
JUL 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1995 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 15 FEB 1997 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1997 Decommissioned: 18 JUL 1997

SSN-646 General Specifications

Class: Sturgeon-class attack submarine

Named for: The grayling

Complement: 14 Officers and 95 Enlisted

Displacement: 3956 tons

Length: 289 feet

Beam: 32 feet

Flank Speed: 16 knots

Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program completed 31 March 1998



USS GRAYLING (SSN-646)



The fifth Grayling was laid down at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Portsmouth N.H. 12 May 1964; launched 22 June 1967; sponsored by Miss Lori Brinker daughter of Lt. Comdr. Robert Brinker who commanded Grayling (SS-209) when she was lost in action; Graylingwas commissioned on 11 October 1969 with Charles R. Baron in command.

[Note: The above USS GRAYLING (SSN-646) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS GRAYLING (SSN-646) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]