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U.S.S. BILLFISH

(SSN-676)

SPIRIT OF 76

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USS BILLFISH (SSN-676) - a Sturgeon-class attack submarine

In Commission 1971 to 1999

SSN-676 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1968 - Keel Date: 20 SEP 1968
at Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporat
MAY 1970 - Launch Date: 1 MAY 1970
MAR 1971 - Commissioned: 12 MAR 1971
MAR 1972 - AUG 1972 Mediterranean
NOV 1973 - FEB 1974 North Atlantic
MAY 1974 - AUG 1974 North Atlantic
NOV 1974 - SEP 1975 Overhaul - Portsmouth NH
MAY 1977 - JUN 1977 Queens Silver Jubilee - Portsmouth England
OCT 1977 - FEB 1978 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JAN 1981 - JUN 1981 Mediterranean
SEP 1981 - OCT 1981 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
NOV 1981 - DEC 1981 Caribbean
MAY 1982 - NOV 1983 Regular Overhaul
JAN 1984 - FEB 1984 Caribbean
OCT 1984 - MAR 1985 Mediterranean
JAN 1992 - JUL 1992 Mediterranean
FEB 1997 - AUG 1997 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
AUG 1998 - NOV 1998 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JUL 1999 - Decommissioned: 1 JUL 1999

SSN-676 General Specifications

Class: Sturgeon-class attack submarine

Complement: 14 Officers and 95 Enlisted

Displacement: 3978 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 26 April 2000



USS BILLFISH (SSN-676)



BILLFISH was laid down on 20 September 1968. She was launched on 1 May 1970 sponsored by Mrs. Earle G. Wheeler, the wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Earle G. Wheeler (1908-1975), and commissioned on 12 March 1971 with Commander Richard M. Hughes in command.

[Note: The above USS BILLFISH (SSN-676) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS BILLFISH (SSN-676), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]