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U.S.S. BLUEFISH

(SSN-675)

BLUE THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER

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USS BLUEFISH (SSN-675) - a Sturgeon-class attack submarine

In Commission 1971 to 1996

SSN-675 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1968 - Keel Date: 13 MAR 1968
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
JAN 1970 - Launch Date: 10 JAN 1970
JAN 1971 - Commissioned: 8 JAN 1971
NOV 1973 - FEB 1974 Mediterranean
APR 1975 - JUN 1975 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
FEB 1977 - JUL 1977 Mediterranean
JAN 1978 - DEC 1978 Arctic Circle - Bluenose
AUG 1979 - DEC 1979 Mediterranean
JAN 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1980 - Atlantic Ocean
DEC 1980 - JUL 1981 Circumnavigation
DEC 1980 - JUL 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 15 FEB 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1981 - JUN 1981 Panama Canal
JUN 1981 - JUN 1981 Guantanamo Bay
AUG 1983 - NOV 1983 North Atlantic
JUL 1991 - NOV 1991 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JUL 1991 - NOV 1991 Mediterranean
JUN 1993 - DEC 1993 Mediterranean Deployment
DEC 1993 - DEC 1993 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB 1994 - JUL 1994 South America
FEB 1994 - FEB 1994 Panama Canal
JUL 1994 - JUL 1994 Panama Canal
JUL 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1994 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1995 - NOV 1995 West Pac
MAY 1996 - Decommissioned: 31 MAY 1996

SSN-675 General Specifications

Class: Sturgeon-class attack submarine

Named for: The bluefish

Complement: 14 Officers and 95 Enlisted

Displacement: 3978 tons

Length: 292 feet 3 inches

Beam: 31 feet 8 inches

Flank Speed: 15 knots

Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program completed 1 November 2003



USS BLUEFISH (SSN-675)



The second Bluefish (SSN-675) was laid down on 13 March 1968 at Groton, Conn., by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp.; launched on 10 January 1970; sponsored by Mrs. David Packard, wife of the Deputy Secretary of Defense; and commissioned on 8 January 1971.

Bluefish was decommissioned on 31 May 1996 and struck from the Navy list on the same day. She was disposed of by recycling on 1 November 2003. 30 January 2006

[Note: The above USS BLUEFISH (SSN-675) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS BLUEFISH (SSN-675), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]