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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

SUBMARINES

NAUTILUS nuclear powered submarine (1955)

Nautilus 1958

Nautilus 1963

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SSN571 Nautilus 138 Electric Boat, Groton 14/6/1952 21/1/1954 22/4/1955 stricken 3/1980

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

3533 / 4092

Length, m

97.4 wl 98.7 oa

Breadth, m

8.40

Draught, m

6.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Westinghouse geared steam turbines, 1 Westinghouse STR Mk II (re-designated S2W) nuclear reactor

Power, h. p.

15000

Max speed, kts

22 / 23

Fuel, t

nuclear

Endurance, nm (kts) practically unlimited

Armament

6 - 533 Mk 50 TT (bow, 22)

Sensors

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

Complement

105

Diving depth operational, m

210

   

Ship project history: Nautilus and Seawolf were  built under the FY52 programme, these were the prototype US nuclear submarines, Nautilus being by far the more successful of the two. She was the world's first nuclear warship, with an S2W reactor and six torpedo tubes, all of them forward.

Modernizations: 1960s: - BLR-1 ECM suite; + WLR-1 ECM suite

Naval service: No significant events.

Nautilus

Ivan Gogin, 2015