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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.

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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)