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

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/5/2010

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

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Specifications for the
USS Triton (SSN-586)
Radar Picket Submarine / Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine


Country of Origin: United States
Initial Year of Service: 1959
Operators: United States


Crew: 159


Length: 447.5ft (136.40m)
Beam: 37ft (11.28m)
Draught: 23.5ft (7.16m)
Displacement: 6,059tons
Displacement (Submerged): 7,898tons


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

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


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


Ship Class: Triton-class
Number-in-Class: 1
Ships-in-Class: USS Triton (SSRN-586) / (SSN-586)