• HOME
  • Military Pay Scale
  • Military Ranks
  • Military Aircraft
  • Small Arms
  • Vehicles & Artillery
  • Navy Warships
  • flag of United States

    USS Triton (SSN-586) Radar Picket Submarine / Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine (1959)

    USS Triton (SSN-586) Radar Picket Submarine / Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine (1959)

    The USS Triton made history in 1960 when she circumnavigated the globe in 60 days while submerged the entire time.





    Staff Writer (Updated: 11/5/2010):

    There are currently no production history notes available for the USS Triton (SSN-586) Radar Picket Submarine / Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine. Rest assured that we are hard at work on adding more information to the Military Factory so please check back at another time down the road.

    Each entry goes through a lengthy research process that produces the final write up. The write up is then complemented by appropriate imagery for the associated text through a lengthy picture hunting process. Statistics are then verified before the entry is completed in our database and posted for review.

    For the interim, please consider busying yourself with another section on MilitaryFactory.com.

     SPECIFICATIONS 


    USS Triton (SSN-586)
    Type: Radar Picket Submarine / Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
    National Origin: United States [ VIEW ]
    Introduction: 1959
    Ship Class: Triton-class
    Number-in-Class: 1
    Ships-in-Class: USS Triton (SSRN-586) / (SSN-586)

     OPERATORS 


    United States


     STRUCTURAL 


    Complement (Crew): 159
    Length: 447.5 ft (136.40 m)
    Beam (Width): 37 ft (11.28 m)
    Draught (Height): 23.5 ft (7.16 m)
    Displacement (Weight): 6,059 tons
    Displacement (Submerged): 7,898 tons


     PERFORMANCE 


    Surface Speed: 30 kts (35 mph)
    Submerged Speed: 27 kts (31 mph)
    Range: Essentially Unlimited


     INSTALLED POWER 


    Machinery: 2 x S4G Pressurized-Water Reactors (PWR), Nuclear; 2 x Steam turbines; 2 x 5-bladed propellers.


     ARMAMENT & AIR ARM 


    Installed Armament:
    6 x 21-inch (533mm) Mk 60 torpedo tubes (four bow facing; two stern facing).


    Text ©2003-2016 www.MilitaryFactory.com. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction Permitted - the Content of this Page is NOT for reuse in any form. Email corrections/comments to MilitaryFactory at Gmail dot com. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance or general operation. Please consult original manufacturers for such information. We DO NOT sell any of the products showcased on this website so please do not inquire about purchases.