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U.S.S. BATFISH

(SSN-681)

DARK KNIGHT OF THE DEEP

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USS BATFISH (SSN-681) - a Sturgeon-class submarine

In Commission 1972 to 1999

SSN-681 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSN-681 Shellback Initiation Add a SSN-681 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1970 - Keel Date: 9 FEB 1970
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
OCT 1971 - Launch Date: 9 OCT 1971
SEP 1972 - Commissioned: 1 SEP 1972
JUL 1975 - FEB 1978 Mediterranean
JAN 1978 - MAR 1978 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAR 1978 - MAY 1978 Operation Evening Star
MAR 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAR 1978 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1981 - NOV 1981 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JUL 1982 - NOV 1982 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JUL 1983 - SEP 1983 Mediterranean
APR 1984 - JUN 1984 Caribbean
AUG 1985 - OCT 1985 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAY 1987 - JUL 1987 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
FEB 1992 - AUG 1992 Mediterranean
MAR 1995 - JUN 1995 Mediterranean
AUG 1996 - Shellback Initiation - 20 AUG 1996 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1999 - Decommissioned: 17 MAR 1999

SSN-681 General Specifications

Class: Sturgeon-class submarine

Named for: The batfish

Complement: 14 Officers and 98 Enlisted

Displacement: 4195 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 22 November 2002