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

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    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.

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    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)


    United States


    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


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


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


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

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