SSN-651 General Specifications
Class: Sturgeon-class submarine
Named for: The queenfish
Complement: 14 Officers and 99 Enlisted
Displacement: 4060 tons
Length: 292 feet
Beam: 31 feet
Flank Speed: Over 20 knots
Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program begun 1 May 1992 completed 7 April 1993
USS QUEENFISH (SSN-651)
The second Queenfish (SSN-651) was laid down by the Newport News Shipbuilding
and Dry Dock Co., 11 May 1964; launched 25 February 1966; sponsored by Hon.
Julia Butler Hansen, Congresswoman from the State of Washington; and
commissioned 6 December 1966, Comdr. Jackson B. Richard in command.
Assigned a homeport and homeyard of Pearl Harbor, Queenfish reported to the Atlantic Fleet
for onward routing to the Pacific Fleet. She serves with the Pacific Fleet into
1970 as a nuclear-powered attack submarine guarding this nation against the
undersea forces of potential enemies.
[Note: The above USS QUEENFISH (SSN-651) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS QUEENFISH (SSN-651), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]