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SSBN-640 Benjamin Franklin-Class FBM Submarines


Builders: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mare Island Naval Shipyard Newport News Shipbuilding
Power Plant: One S5W nuclear reactor
two geared steam turbines, 15,000 SHP, one shaft
Length: 425 feet (129.6 meters)
Beam: 33 feet (10.06 meters)
Displacement: light 6,650 tons
standard 7,250 tons
submerged 8,250 tons
Speed: surface: 20+ knots (23+ miles per hour, 36.8 +kph)
submerged: 25 knots
Crew: 13 Officers, 130 Enlisted
Armament: 16 - tubes for Polaris and Poseidon
4 - torpedo tubes with Mk48 Torpedoes
Sensors: BPS-11A or BPS-15 surface-search radar
BQR-7 sonar
BQR-15 towed-array sonar
BQR-19 sonar
BQR-21 sonar
BQS-4 sonar

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