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SSN-637 Sturgeon class

Specifications
Displacement 4,250 tons standard, except SSN 678-687 4,460 tons
4,780 tons submerged, except SSN 678-687 4,960 tons
Length 292 feet
302 feet SSN 678-687
Beam 32 feet
Draft28.8 feet
SpeedOfficial: 20-plus knots
Actual: 25 knots
Operating Depth official: "greater than 400 feet"
Actual: 1300 feet [400 meters] test depth
Actual: 1900 feet [600 meters] collapse depth
Power Plant One S5W nuclear reactor,
two steam turbines, 15,000 shp, one shaft
Armament MK 48 Torpedoes, four torpedo tubes
UUM-44A SUBROC
UGM-84A/C Harpoon
MK 57 deep water mines
MK 60 CAPTOR mines
Radars BPS-14/15 surface search
Sonars BQQ-5 multi-function bow mounted
BQR-7 passive in submarines with BQQ-2
BQR-26 in SSN 666
BQS-6 active in submarines with BQQ-2
BQS-12 active on SSN 637-664
BQS-13 active on SSN 665-687
TB-16 or TB-23 towed array
EW Systems WLQ-4(V)
WLR-4(V)
WLR-9
Unit Cost $320 million [1990 prices]
Unit Operating Cost
Annual Average
$11,000,000 [source: [FY1996 VAMOSC]
Builder SSNs 637, 650, 667, 669, 673-676, 678, 679, 681, 684, General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division; 638, 649, General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division; 639, 647, 648, 652, 680, 682, 683, Ingalls Shipbuilding; 646, 660, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; 662, 665, 666, 672, 677, San Francisco Naval Shipyard; 651, 653, 661, 663, 664, 668, 670, 686, 687, Newport News Shipbuilding



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