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U.S.S. HAMMERHEAD

(SSN-663)


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USS HAMMERHEAD (SSN-663) - a Sturgeon-class attack submarine

In Commission 1968 to 1995

SSN-663 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1965-Keel Date: 29 NOV 1965
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
APR1967-Launch Date: 14 APR 1967
JUN1968-Commissioned: 28 JUN 1968
JUL1968-NOV1968North Atlantic
AUG1968-AUG1968travel to st crouix virgin Islands and Bahamas
AUG1969-NOV1969North Atlantic
OCT1970-DEC1970North Pole
APR1971-JUN1971North Atlantic
MAR1973-JUN1973Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN1974-JUL1974Mediterranean
DEC1974-MAR1975North Atlantic
APR1975-JUL1975North Atlantic
JAN1976-MAR1976Solid Shield 76
SEP1978-FEB1979Mediterranean
SEP1979-NOV1979Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
APR1981-SEP1981West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN1981-Shellback Initiation - 1 JUN 1981 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1982-MAY1982Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
NOV1983-APR1984Mediterranean
AUG1988-MAR1989Mediterranean
JUL1989-SEP1989Guantanamo Bay
SEP1989-SEP1989North Atlantic
FEB1991-JUL1991Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAY1991-JUL1991Mediterranean
MAR1992-MAY1992Caribbean
APR1995-Decommissioned: 5 APR 1995

SSN-663 General Specifications

Class: Sturgeon-class attack submarine

Named for: The hammerhead shark

Displacement: 3860 tons

Length: 292 feet 3 inches

Beam: 31 feet 8 inches

Draft: 28 feet 8 in

Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program completed 22 November 1995



USS HAMMERHEAD (SSN-663)



The second Hammerhead (SS(N)-663) a Sturgeon-class nuclear submarine was laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News Va. 29 November 1965; launched 14 April 1967 and sponsored by Mrs. O. Clark Fisher, and commissioned on 28 June 1968 with Commander E. Frederick Murphy, Jr., in command.

A key element in the underwater deterrent force of the Navy she contributes to the vital continuing task of "keeping the peace" over the vast reaches of global waters. Designed to attack and destroy all types of enemy ships she is able to operate for long periods at great depths and at high submerged speed making her a potent and effective challenge to enemy submarines. Operating under nuclear power she also can conduct long-range reconnaissance patrols and surveillance missions without risking detection by surface ships. Moreover she is able to carry out extensive ASW operations either alone or with other fleet submarines and destroyer-type surface ships.

[Note: The above USS HAMMERHEAD (SSN-663) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS HAMMERHEAD (SSN-663) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]