SSN-647 General Specifications
Class: Sturgeon-class submarine
Named for: The pogy
Complement: 14 Officers and 95 Enlisted
Displacement: 3975 tons
Length: 292 feet
Beam: 32 feet
Flank Speed: 15 knots
Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program completed 12 April 2000
USS POGY (SSN-647)
The second Pogy was laid down 5 May 1964 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp.
N.J.; launched 3 June 1967 and sponsored by Mrs. George Wales.
The contract for the construction of Pogy was canceled 5 June 1967 and the submarine was towed
to Philadelphia for temporary berthing. On 7 December 1967, the contract for construction of Pogy was reassigned
to Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and the incomplete submarine was towed to
that shipyard on 8 January 1968 for completion. Seven days underway, from Philadelphia to
Pascagoula ,the tow line broke and Pogy was adrift. Pogy was commissioned on 15 May 1971.
[Note: The above USS POGY (SSN-647) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS POGY (SSN-647) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]