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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
MAR1968-Keel Date: 13 MAR 1968
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
JAN1970-Launch Date: 10 JAN 1970
JAN1971-Commissioned: 8 JAN 1971
NOV1972-FEB1973Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
NOV1973-FEB1974Mediterranean
APR1975-JUN1975Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
FEB1977-JUL1977Mediterranean
JAN1978-DEC1978Arctic Circle - Bluenose
AUG1979-DEC1979Mediterranean
JAN1980-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1980 - Atlantic Ocean
DEC1980-JUL1981Circumnavigation
DEC1980-JUL1981West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1981-Shellback Initiation - 15 FEB 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUN1981-JUN1981Panama Canal
JUN1981-JUN1981Guantanamo Bay
AUG1983-NOV1983North Atlantic
JUL1991-NOV1991Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUL1991-NOV1991Mediterranean
JUN1993-DEC1993Mediterranean Deployment
DEC1993-DEC1993North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB1994-JUL1994South America
FEB1994-FEB1994Panama Canal
JUL1994-JUL1994Panama Canal
JUL1994-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1994 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1994- Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1994 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1995-NOV1995West Pac
MAY1996-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]