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SSBN-598 George Washington-Class FBM Submarines

Specifications

Builders: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division; Newport News Shipbuilding; Mare Island; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Power Plant: S5W Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor,
2 geared turbines at 15,000 shp to one shaft
Length: 381.6 feet ( meters)
Beam: 33 feet ( meters)
Displacement: Light 5,400 tons
Surface 5,959-6,019 tons
Submerged 6709-6888Approx tons
Speed: 20 knots surfaced,
25 knots submerged
Test Depth: 700 feet
Crew: Officers, Enlisted
Armament: 16 - tubes for Polaris missiles
6 - torpedo tubes




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