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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 | Edited: 10/10/2016
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Year: 1959
Ships-in-Class: 1
Named Ships: USS Triton (SSRN-586) / (SSN-586)
Complement: 159
Length: 447.5 ft (136.40 m)
Width: 37 ft (11.28 m)
Height: 23.5 ft (7.16 m)
Displacement (Surface): 6,059 tons
Displacement (Submerged): 7,898 tons
Propulsion: 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 mph)
Range: Essentially Unlimited
Operators: United States


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

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