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USS Pogy (SSN-647)

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Awarded:23 March 1963
Laid down:5 May 1964
Launched:3 June 1967
Commissioned:15 May 1971
Fate:Disposed of by submarine recycling
Stricken:11 June 1999
General Characteristics
Displacement:3975 tons light, 4263 tons full, 288 tons dead
Length:89 meters (292 feet)
Beam:9.7 meters (32 feet)
Draft:8.8 meters (29 feet)
Powerplant:S5W reactor
Speed:15 knots surfaced, 25 knots submerged
Depth:1300 feet
Complement:14 officers, 95 men
Armament:four 21-inch torpedo tubes
USS Pogy (SSN-647), a Sturgeon-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for a trout found in Lake Tahoe, California. Her keel was laid down on 5 May 1964 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation of Camden, New Jersey. She was launched on 3 June 1967 and sponsored by Mrs. George Wales. Then, two days later, the contract for her construction was canceled, and the submarine was towed to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and laid up.

Six months later, on 7 December 1967, the contract for construction of Pogy was reassigned to Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and the incomplete submarine was towed to that yard on 8 January 1968 for completion. Pogy was commissioned on 15 May 1971.

28 years of operational history go here.

Pogy was decommissioned and simultaneously struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 June 1999, and entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program (NPSSRP) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. ex-Pogy ceased to exist on 12 April 2000.

See USS Pogy for other ships of the same name.


This article includes information collected from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.