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U.S.S. QUEENFISH

(SSN-651)

LA REINE DE LA MER

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USS QUEENFISH (SSN-651) - a Sturgeon-class submarine

In Commission 1966 to 1992

SSN-651 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1964-Keel Date: 11 MAY 1964
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
JUL1964-SEP1964North Pole
FEB1966-Launch Date: 25 FEB 1966
DEC1966-Commissioned: 6 DEC 1966
JAN1968-SEP1969Uss New Jersey BB 62
APR1968-JUN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1968-JUN1968West Pac
JUL1968-AUG1968Regular Overhaul
JUL1970-SEP1970North Pole
JUN1971-DEC1971West Pac
NOV1972-APR1973West Pac
JAN1974-OCT1975Dry Dock
SEP1977-APR1978West Pac
SEP1977-APR1978West Pac
AUG1981-MAR1983Regular Overhaul
DEC1983-JUN1984West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL1985-AUG1985North Pole
SEP1986-MAR1987West Pac
JAN1987-JUN1987West Pac
JUL1988-SEP1988North Pole
MAY1989-NOV1989West Pac
APR1992-Decommissioned: 14 APR 1992

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]