SSN-650 General Specifications
Class: Sturgeon-class attack submarine
Named for: The pargo
Complement: 107 Officers and Enlisted
Displacement: 4600 tons
Length: 292 feet
Beam: 31 feet
Flank Speed: Over 20 knots
Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program begun 1 October 1994 completed 15 October 1996
USS PARGO (SSN-650)
The second Pargo (SSN-650) was laid down 3 June 1964 by General Dynamics Corp.
Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.; launched 17 September 1966; sponsored by
Mrs. James L. Holloway, Jr.; and commissioned 5 January 1968, Comdr. Steven A.
White in command.
Assigned to Submarine Development Group
2, with a homeport of New London, Conn., her primary wartime mission is to
detect, track and destroy enemy submarines. She combines the endurance and
environmental independence of nuclear power with deep submergence, high speed,
quietness, and the most advanced weapons and electronics capabilities. These
characteristics make her one of the Navy's most effective anti-submarine
After acoustic trials and a restricted availability at
Groton, Conn., Pargo participated in
the search for Scorpion (SSN-589) 27
May to 7 June 1968, and spent the rest of the year conducting various trials in
the Caribbean and off New London. As of 1970 the second Pargo is still operating with the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
[Note: The above USS PARGO (SSN-650) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS PARGO (SSN-650), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]