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USS Seawolf (SSN-21)

USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
Awarded:January 9 1989
Laid down:
Launched:June 24 1995
Commissioned:July 19 1997
Homeport:Groton, Connecticut
General Characteristics
Displacement:7568 tons light, 9137 tons full, 1569 tons dead
Length:353 feet
Beam:40 feet
Draft:36 feet
Speed:35 knots submerged, 20 knots silent
Complement:15 officers and 101 men
Armament:eight 30-inch torpedo tubes, 50 torpedoes and missiles, or 100 mines

USS Seawolf (SSN-21), the lead ship of her class, is the fourth submarine of the United States Navy named for a solitary fish with strong, prominent teeth and projecting tusks that give it a savage look. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics and Newport News Shipbuilding.

See USS Seawolf for other submarines of this name.