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SSN-594 Permit class

Builders SSNs 594, 595, Mare Island Naval Shipyard;
SSNs 596, 607, 621, Ingalls Shipbuilding;
SSNs 603, 604, 612, New York Shipbuilding;
SSNs 605, 606, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard;
SSNs 613-615, General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division
Displacement 4,200 tons submerged
3,540 tons Light Displacement
Length278 feet
297 feet SSN-605
292 feet SSN-613-615
Beam 32 feet
Draft 28 ft Maximum Navigational Draft
Speed official - 20-plus knots
actual - 30 knots [35 mph] submerged
actual - 15 knots [17 mph] tactical
Operating Depth official: 400 feet
Actual: 1300 feet [400 meters] test depth
Actual: 1900 feet [600 meters] collapse depth
Construction High Yield-80 (HY-80) steel alloy
Power Plant One S5W nuclear reactor
two steam turbines, one shaft, 15,000 shp
ArmamentMK 48 Torpedoes, four torpedo tubes
UGM-84A/C Harpoon
MK 57 deep water mines
MK 60 CAPTOR mines
Sensors BQQ-5 bow-mounted sonar
TB-16 Towed Sonar Array
Complement 143
Unit Operating Cost
Annual Average
$10,000,000 [source: [FY1996 VAMOSC]

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