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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

SSBN-616 Lafayette-Class FBM Submarines


Builders: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mare Island Naval Shipyard Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Newport News Shipbuilding
Power Plant: S5W nuclear reactor
two geared steam turbines, 15,000 SHP, one shaft
Length: 425 feet (129.6 meters)
Beam: 33 feet (10.06 meters)

light 6,650 tons
standard 7,250 tons
submerged 8,250 tons


Surfaced 16-20 knots
submerged: 22 -25 knots

Test depth: 1,300 feet
Crew: 13 Officers, 130 Enlisted
Armament: 16 tubes for Polaris or Poseidon

4 - 21" Torpedo Tubes (All Foward)
MK 14/16 Anti-ship Torpedo
MK 37 Anti-Submarine Torpedo
MK 45 ASTOR NuclearTorpedo
MK 48 Anti-Submarine Torpedo

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