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


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

     Updated: 10/10/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com


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    USS Triton (SSN-586) Technical Specifications


    Service Year: 1959
    Type: Radar Picket Submarine / Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
    National Origin: United States
    Ship Class: Triton-class



    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)


    Complement (Crew): 159
    Length: 447.5 feet (136.40 meters)
    Beam (Width): 37 feet (11.28 meters)
    Draught (Height): 23.5 feet (7.16 meters)

    Surface Displacement: 6,059 tons
    Submerged Displacement: 7,898 tons

    Installed Power and Base Performance


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

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

    Armament / Air Wing


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

    Aircraft: None.

    Global Operators


    United States

    Ships-in-Class (1)


    USS Triton (SSRN-586) / (SSN-586)