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LAFAYETTE CLASS SUBMARINES FACT SHEET

 

Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

 

LAFAYETTE CLASS SUBMARINES

 

Launch Status: Retired

 

Number Placed In Service: 9

 

Length: 425 Feet

 

Beam: 33 Feet

 

Surface Displacement: 7,310 Tons

 

Submerged Displacement: 8,260 Tons

 

Propulsion: Steam Turbine Powered by Water-Cooled Nuclear Reactors

 

Torpedoes: 4 Bow Torpedo Tubes

 

Officer Berths: 14

 

Enlisted Berths: 130

 

Missile Capacity: 16

 

Launch Tubes: 16 Tubes Midship

 

Launch Control: Gas Steam Generator

 

Fire Control System: Mk 88

 

Navigation System: 2 Mk 2 Mod 6 SINS, ESGM and Satellite Receiver

 

SSBN 616 USS LAFAYETTE

 

Date Commissioned: April 23, 1963

 

Date Decommissioned: August 12, 1991

 

First Cape Launch: June 13, 1963

 

Final Cape Launch: September 2, 1983

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 23

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A2, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 617 USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON

 

Date Commissioned: June 27, 1963

 

Date Decommissioned: January 1, 1993

 

First Cape Launch: August 9, 1963

 

Final Cape Launch: September 29, 1989

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 20

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A2, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 619 USS ANDREW JACKSON

 

Date Commissioned: July 3, 1963

 

Date Decommissioned: September 6, 1989

 

First Cape Launch: October 1, 1963

 

Final Cape Launch: May 25, 1982

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 22

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A2, Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 620 USS JOHN ADAMS

 

Date Commissioned: May 12, 1964

 

Date Decommissioned: September 14, 1988

 

First Cape Launch: June 23, 1964

 

Final Cape Launch: June 4, 1986

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 18

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A2, Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 622 USS JAMES MONROE

 

Date Commissioned: December 7, 1963

 

Date Decommissioned: June 23, 1990

 

First Cape Launch: February 3, 1964

 

Final Cape Launch: September 12, 1987

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 13

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 623 USS NATHAN HALE

 

Date Commissioned: November 23, 1963

 

Date Decommissioned: November 3, 1986

 

First Cape Launch: January 13, 1964

 

Final Cape Launch: March 6, 1985

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 28

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A2, Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 624 USS WOODROW WILSON

 

Date Commissioned: December 27, 1963

 

Date Decommissioned: January 1, 1993

 

First Cape Launch: March 2, 1964

 

Final Cape Launch: January 10, 1983

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 18

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A2, Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 625 USS HENRY CLAY

Date Commissioned: February 20, 1964

 

Date Decommissioned: November 6, 1990

 

First Cape Launch: April 6, 1964

 

Final Cape Launch: June 29, 1984

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 14

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A2, Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 626 USS DANIEL WEBSTER

 

Date Commissioned: April 9, 1964

 

Date Decommissioned: April 27, 1990

 

First Cape Launch: May 25, 1964

 

Final Cape Launch: September 2, 1985

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 10

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Converted to Moored Training Ship (MTS)

 

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