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SUBMARINES

GROWLER missile submarine (1958)

Growler 1959

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SSG577 Growler   Portsmouth N Yd, Kittery 15/2/1955 5/4/1958 30/8/1958 stricken 9/1980

 

Displacement standard, t

2174

Displacement normal, t

 / 3387

Length, m

96.6

Breadth, m

8.30

Draught, m

5.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

3 Fairbank Morse diesel-generators, 2 Elliott electric motors

Power, h. p.

4600 / 5600

Max speed, kts

15 / 12

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 Regulus I SSM launchers (4 SSM-N-8), 6 - 533 TT (4 Mk 54 bow, 2 Mk 55 stern)

Sensors

BPS-12 radar, BQS-4, BQR-2 sonars, BLR-1 ECM suite

Complement

84

Diving depth operational, m

210

   

Ship project history: Grayback and Growler were laid down as sisters to Darter, then cut in two and lengthened by ~15m to accommodate two cylindrical hangars for Regulus missiles.

Modernizations: 1964: - 2 x 1 Regulus I SSM (4 SSM-N-8)

Naval service: Both were decommissioned in May 1964 when Regulus was retired.

Grayback (left) and Growler (right) 1964

Ivan Gogin, 2015