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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)




SSBN-608 Ethan Allen-Class FBM Submarines

Specifications

Builders: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division;
Newport News Shipbuilding
Power Plant: S5W nuclear reactor
two geared steam turbines, one shaft
Length: 410.5 feet ( meters)
Beam: 33 feet ( meters)
Displacement: 6,900 tons surfaced
7,900 tons submerged
Speed: "greater than 25 knots"
20+ knots (23+ miles per hour, 36.8 +kph)
Operating Depth: 1300 feet
Crew: 12 officers and 128 enlisted men
Armament:
  • six torpedo tubes
  • 16 tubes for Polaris, carried the Polaris A-1, A-2, and A-3 strategic ballistic missiles at various stages of their career
  • Date Deployed:




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