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U.S.S. HAWKBILL

(SSN-666)

666 BABY

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USS HAWKBILL (SSN-666) - a Sturgeon-class attack submarine

In Commission 1971 to 2000

SSN-666 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSN-666 Shellback Initiation Add a SSN-666 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1966-Keel Date: 12 SEP 1966
at Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo CA
APR1969-Launch Date: 12 APR 1969
FEB1971-Commissioned: 4 FEB 1971
OCT1971-DEC1971DSRV Technical Evaluation
OCT1971-OCT1971First mother submarine mating with Deep Submersive Rescue Vessel
MAR1972-SEP1972West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1972-Shellback Initiation - 12 AUG 1972 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1973-FEB1973SubIceEx 1-73
MAR1973-JUN1978West Pac
JUL1973-AUG1973Weapons systems testing and MK-48 certification
NOV1979-MAY1982Regular Overhaul
MAR1986-MAY1986North Pole
NOV1987-MAY1988West Pac
JUL1993-Shellback Initiation - 20 JUL 1993 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1996-OCT1996West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1998-JUN1998North Pole
MAR2000-Decommissioned: 15 MAR 2000

SSN-666 General Specifications

Class: Sturgeon-class attack submarine

Named for: Misspelling carried over from previous ship of the nam

Complement: 14 Officers and 95 Enlisted

Displacement: 4002 tons

Length: 292 feet

Beam: 32 feet

Flank Speed: 15 knots

Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program begun 15 March 2000 completed 1 December 2000



USS HAWKBILL (SSN-666)



The second Hawkbill (SS(N)-666) a Sturgeon-class nuclear submarine was laid down by Mare Island Division San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard Vallejo Calif., She was launched on 12 April 1969, sponsored by Mrs. Bernard F. Roeder, the wife of Vice Admiral Bernard F. Roeder, Commander United States First Fleet, and commissioned on 4 February 1971 with Commander Christopher H. Brown in command.

[Note: The above USS HAWKBILL (SSN-666) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS HAWKBILL (SSN-666) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]