Specifications for the
USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
Nuclear Attack Submarine
Country of Origin: United States
Initial Year of Service: 1960
Operators: United States
Length: 252ft (76.81m)
Beam: 31.9ft (9.72m)
Draught: 29.1ft (8.87m)
Displacement (Submerged): 3,500tons
Machinery: 1 x S5W PWR nuclear reactor developing 15,000shp and turning 1 x shaft.
Surface Speed: 15kts (17mph)
Submerged Speed: 29kts (33mph)
Range: Essentially Unlimited
6 x 533mm Mk 59 21" bow submerged torpedo tubes (23ft long). Tubes and fire control capable of firing various torpedo types.
Mark 14-6 torpedoes - 9,000 tards at 31 kts
Mark 16-6, -8 torpedoes - 9,000 yards at 31 kts
Mark 37-1, -3 torpedoes - 23,000 yards at 17kts, 10,000 yards at 26 kts.
Mark 45 -2, nuclear-tipped warhead torpedoes (ASTOR) containing explosive yield of 11 kilotons with a range between 5 and 8 miles.
Ship Class: Skipjack-class
Ships-in-Class: USS Skipjack (SSN-585); USS Scamp (SSN-588); USS Scorpion (SSN-589); USS Sculpin (SSN-590); USS Shark (SSN-591); USS Snook (SSN-592)