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U.S.S. NARWHAL

(SSN-671)

When Experience Counts . . . SSN 671

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USS NARWHAL (SSN-671) - a Narwhal-class submarine

In Commission 1969 to 1999

SSN-671 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1966 Keel Date: 17 JAN 1966
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
SEP 1967 Launch Date: 9 SEP 1967
JUL 1969 Commissioned: 12 JUL 1969
APR 1971 - JUN 1971 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
AUG 1972 - OCT 1972 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JAN 1975 - Shellback Initiation - 13 JAN 1975 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1984 - DEC 1984 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
SEP 1985 - FEB 1986 Mediterranean
JAN 1994 - JUN 1996 Mediterranean
FEB 1994 - AUG 1994 Mediterranean
JUL 1999 Decommissioned: 1 JUL 1999

SSN-671 General Specifications

Named for: Narwhal

Complement: 12 Officers and 95 Enlisted

Displacement: 4948 tons

Length: 314 feet

Beam: 33 feet

Draft: 31 feet



USS NARWHAL (SSN-671)



The third Narwhal was laid down 17 January 1966 by General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Conn.; launched 9 September 1967; sponsored by Mrs. Glynn R. Donaho; and commissioned 12 July 1969, with Comdr. W. A. Matson, in command.

The Narwhal is the largest straight nuclear-powered attack submarine yet built by the U.S. Navy. She has a new type of reactor that will enable her to steam longer, and further than any other submarine in existence. This new reactor considerably reduces the noise level of a submarine and makes the Narwhal, at the time of commissioning, the quietest submarine in the U.S. Naval service.

[Note: The above USS NARWHAL (SSN-671) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS NARWHAL (SSN-671), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]