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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
OCT1969-Keel Date: 13 OCT 1969
at Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation
JUN1971-Launch Date: 4 JUN 1971
MAY1972-Commissioned: 5 MAY 1972
JUL1973-FEB1974Mediterranean
AUG1974-DEC1974North Atlantic
JUL1975-NOV1975North Atlantic
APR1976-JUL1976North Atlantic
JAN1977-NOV1977Regular Overhaul
SEP1978-MAR1979Mediterranean
MAY1980-SEP1980North Atlantic
SEP1981-DEC1981Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT1981-OCT1981North Pole
JUN1983-NOV1983Mediterranean
OCT1983-NOV1983Grenada
OCT1983-NOV1983Mediterranean
MAR1984-MAY1984Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN1985-FEB1985Panama Canal
JUL1987-OCT1987North Atlantic
APR1988-JUL1988North Atlantic
SEP1988-DEC1988North Atlantic
SEP1989-DEC1989Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR1991-JUL1991Desert Shield
JUL1994-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]