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USS 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
MAY 1964 Keel Date: 11 MAY 1964
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
JUL 1964 - SEP 1964 North Pole
FEB 1966 Launch Date: 25 FEB 1966
DEC 1966 Commissioned: 6 DEC 1966
JAN 1968 - SEP 1969 Uss New Jersey BB 62
JUL 1970 - SEP 1970 North Pole
AUG 1981 - MAR 1983 Regular Overhaul
DEC 1983 - JUN 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1985 - AUG 1985 North Pole
JAN 1987 - JUN 1987 West Pac
JUL 1988 - SEP 1988 North Pole
MAY 1989 - NOV 1989 West Pac
APR 1992 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]