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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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/10/2016






Specifications



Year:
1959
Ship Class [ Triton-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 1 ] :
USS Triton (SSRN-586) / (SSN-586)
National flag of United States United States
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
- Long-Range
- Specialized / Utility
Length:
447.5 ft (136.40 m)
Width / Beam:
37 ft (11.28 m)
Height / Draught:
23.5 ft (7.16 m)
Displacement (Surface):
6,059 tons
Displacement (Submerged):
7,898 tons
2 x S4G Pressurized-Water Reactors (PWR), Nuclear; 2 x Steam turbines; 2 x 5-bladed propellers.
Speed (Surface):
30 kts (35 mph)
Speed (Submerged):
27 kts (31.07 miles)
Range:
Essentially Unlimited
6 x 21-inch (533mm) Mk 60 torpedo tubes (four bow facing; two stern facing).
None.

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