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]