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USS Lafayette (SSBN-616)


Ballistic Missile Submarine (1963)


Naval Warfare

The USS Lafayette was named after American Revolutionary War supporter and French war hero Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 08/17/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1963

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Complement
143
PERSONNEL


Class
Lafayette-class
Number-in-Class
9
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


USS Lafayette (SSBN-616); USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617); USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619); USS John Adams (SSBN-620); USS James Monroe (SSBN-622); USS Nathan Hale (SSBN-623); USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624); USS Henry Clay (SSBN-625); USS Daniel Webster (SSBN-626)


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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Submerged Attack
Traveling under the surface to search, track, and / or engage or reconnoiter areas.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.


Length
425.0 ft
129.54 m
Beam
33.0 ft
10.06 m
Draught
31.5 ft
9.60 m
Displacement
7,370
tons
Disp.Submerged
8,380
tons


Installed Power: 1 x S5W nuclear reactor; 2 x General Electric geared turbines delivering 15,000 shaft horsepower to 1 x screw.
Surface Speed
20.0 kts
(23.0 mph)
Submerged Speed
25.0 kts
(28.8 mph)
Range
Essentially Unlimited


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
4 x 21-inch (530mm) Mark 65 torpedo tubes supporting Mark 48 series torpedoes.
16 x Polaris / Poseidon nuclear ballistic missiles in vertical launch tubes.


Supported Types


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Graphical image of a ballistic missile
Graphical image of an air launched nuclear weapon


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
None.


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