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U.S.S. SILVERSIDES

(SSN-679)

THE 100TH NUCLEAR POWERED BOAT

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USS SILVERSIDES (SSN-679) - a Sturgeon-class attack submarine

In Commission 1972 to 1994

SSN-679 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSN-679 Shellback Initiation Add a SSN-679 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1969 - Keel Date: 13 OCT 1969
at Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation
JUN 1971 - Launch Date: 4 JUN 1971
MAY 1972 - Commissioned: 5 MAY 1972
JUL 1973 - FEB 1974 Mediterranean
AUG 1974 - DEC 1974 North Atlantic
JUL 1975 - NOV 1975 North Atlantic
APR 1976 - JUL 1976 North Atlantic
JAN 1977 - NOV 1977 Regular Overhaul
SEP 1978 - MAR 1979 Mediterranean
MAY 1980 - SEP 1980 North Atlantic
SEP 1981 - DEC 1981 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
OCT 1981 - OCT 1981 North Pole
JUN 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean
OCT 1983 - NOV 1983 Grenada
OCT 1983 - NOV 1983 Mediterranean
MAR 1984 - MAY 1984 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JAN 1985 - FEB 1985 Panama Canal
JUL 1987 - OCT 1987 North Atlantic
APR 1988 - JUL 1988 North Atlantic
SEP 1988 - DEC 1988 North Atlantic
SEP 1989 - DEC 1989 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAR 1991 - JUL 1991 Desert Shield
JUL 1994 - Decommissioned: 21 JUL 1994

SSN-679 General Specifications

Class: Sturgeon-class attack submarine

Named for: The silverside

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 begun 1 October 2000 completed 1 October 2001



USS SILVERSIDES (SSN-679)



The second Silversides (SSN-679) was laid down on 13 October 1969 by the General Dynamics Corp., Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.; launched on 4 June 1971; sponsored by Mrs. John H. Chafee, wife of the then Secretary of the Navy; and commissioned on 5 May 1972, Comdr. John E. Allen in command.

Following shakedown in the Atlantic and Caribbean, Silversides continued to operate in the Atlantic, home-ported at Charleston, S.C., into 1974.

[Note: The above USS SILVERSIDES (SSN-679) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS SILVERSIDES (SSN-679), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]