USS PERMIT SSN594


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Basically the second THRESHER - class nuclear-powered attack submarine, the PERMIT became the lead ship and namesake of her class after the loss of USS THRESHER (SSN 593) on April 10, 1963. Named after the fish, the USS PERMIT was the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on July 23, 1991, the PERMIT entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on September 30, 1991. Recycling was completed on May 20, 1993. General Characteristics:
Awarded: January 27, 1958
Keel laid: May 1, 1959 Launched: July 1, 1961
Commissioned: May 29, 1962 Decommissioned: July 23, 1991
Builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.
Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor
Length: 278.5 feet (84.9 meters) Beam: 32.15 feet (9.8 meters) Draft: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 3,600 tons Submerged: approx. 4,300 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 20 knots Submerged: approx. 30 knots
Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for SUBROC, Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles
Crew: 12 Officers, 91 Enlisted


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