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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

Add a SSN-663 Shellback Initiation Add a SSN-663 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1965 - Keel Date: 29 NOV 1965
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
APR 1967 - Launch Date: 14 APR 1967
JUN 1968 - Commissioned: 28 JUN 1968
JUL 1968 - NOV 1968 North Atlantic
AUG 1968 - AUG 1968 travel to st crouix virgin Islands and Bahamas
AUG 1969 - NOV 1969 North Atlantic
OCT 1970 - DEC 1970 North Pole
APR 1971 - JUN 1971 North Atlantic
MAR 1973 - JUN 1973 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JAN 1974 - JUL 1974 Mediterranean
DEC 1974 - MAR 1975 North Atlantic
APR 1975 - JUL 1975 North Atlantic
JAN 1976 - MAR 1976 Solid Shield 76
SEP 1978 - FEB 1979 Mediterranean
SEP 1979 - NOV 1979 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
APR 1981 - SEP 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUN 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JUN 1981 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY 1982 - MAY 1982 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
NOV 1983 - APR 1984 Mediterranean
AUG 1988 - MAR 1989 Mediterranean
JUL 1989 - SEP 1989 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1989 - SEP 1989 North Atlantic
FEB 1991 - JUL 1991 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAY 1991 - JUL 1991 Mediterranean
MAR 1992 - MAY 1992 Caribbean
APR 1995 - 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]