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USS POGY (SSN-647) - a Sturgeon-class submarine

In Commission 1971 to 1999

SSN-647 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1964 - Keel Date: 5 MAY 1964
at New York Shipbuilding Corporation Camden NJ
JUN 1967 - Launch Date: 3 JUN 1967
MAY 1971 - Commissioned: 15 MAY 1971
NOV 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 21 NOV 1973 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1975 - APR 1975 SINKEX 1-75: Sank USS Carbonero (SS-337)
NOV 1987 - MAY 1988 West Pac
AUG 1996 - NOV 1996 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN 1999 - Decommissioned: 11 JUN 1999

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


The second Pogy was laid down 5 May 1964 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp. Camden 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]