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Sturgeon class submarine

The Sturgeon-class attack submarine (SSN) were the "ships of the line" of the submarine attack fleet throughout the Cold War. They were phased out in the 1990s and early 21st century in favor of the Los Angeles and Seawolf classes.

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General Characteristics

  • Displacement: 4,960 tons submerged
  • Length: 292 feet
  • Beam: 32 feet
  • Propulsion: S5W reactor[?]
  • Speed: 25+ knots submerged
  • Depth: Greater than 800 feet
  • Complement: 107
  • Armament: Four torpedo tubes

Ships

Homeported at the Naval Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut

Homeported at the Naval Submarine Base, Norfolk, Virginia



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