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U.S.S. PARGO

(SSN-650)

UNDERWATER THOROUGHBRED

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USS PARGO (SSN-650) - a Sturgeon-class attack submarine

In Commission 1968 to 1995

SSN-650 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1964-Keel Date: 3 JUN 1964
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
SEP1966-Launch Date: 17 SEP 1966
JAN1968-Commissioned: 5 JAN 1968
FEB1969-FEB1969Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
FEB1969-FEB1969North Pole
JUL1970-MAR1971Mark 48 torpedo
OCT1972-MAR1973Mediterranean
APR1973- Shellback Initiation - 7 APR 1973 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP1973-NOV1973Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAY1979-OCT1979Mediterranean
JAN1980-DEC1980Awarded Battle
JAN1980-DEC1980Battle E Engineering E and ASW A
FEB1980-APR1980Restricted Availability(SRA) Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
SEP1980-NOV1980Speical Operations
JAN1981-MAR1981Speical Operations
APR1981-APR1981Meritorious Unit Commendation
APR1982-AUG1982Mediterranean
APR1984-OCT1984Mediterranean
JAN1985-JAN1987Dry Dock
JAN1985-JAN1985Panama Canal
JAN1986-FEB1986Panama Canal
MAY1988-OCT1988Mediterranean-West Africa
JAN1989-JAN1990North Atlantic
JAN1990-MAR1990Special Operations - Barents Sea
SEP1990-NOV1990Faroe Islands
SEP1990-SEP1990Battle E award
MAR1991-JUL1991North Pole
MAY1991-Shellback Initiation - 22 MAY 1991 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1994-DEC1994ICE-EX
APR1995-Decommissioned: 14 APR 1995

SSN-650 General Specifications

Class: Sturgeon-class attack submarine

Named for: The pargo

Complement: 107 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 4600 tons

Length: 292 feet

Beam: 31 feet

Flank Speed: Over 20 knots

Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program begun 1 October 1994 completed 15 October 1996



USS PARGO (SSN-650)



The second Pargo (SSN-650) was laid down 3 June 1964 by General Dynamics Corp. Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.; launched 17 September 1966; sponsored by Mrs. James L. Holloway, Jr.; and commissioned 5 January 1968, Comdr. Steven A. White in command.

Assigned to Submarine Development Group 2, with a homeport of New London, Conn., her primary wartime mission is to detect, track and destroy enemy submarines. She combines the endurance and environmental independence of nuclear power with deep submergence, high speed, quietness, and the most advanced weapons and electronics capabilities. These characteristics make her one of the Navy's most effective anti-submarine warfare weapons.

After acoustic trials and a restricted availability at Groton, Conn., Pargo participated in the search for Scorpion (SSN-589) 27 May to 7 June 1968, and spent the rest of the year conducting various trials in the Caribbean and off New London. As of 1970 the second Pargo is still operating with the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

[Note: The above USS PARGO (SSN-650) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS PARGO (SSN-650), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]