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TULLIBEE nuclear powered submarine (1960)

Tullibee 1960

Tullibee 1963

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SSN597 Tullibee 151 Electric Boat, Groton 26/5/1958 27/4/1960 9/11/1960 stricken 6/1988

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

2316 / 2607

Length, m

83.2

Breadth, m

7.10

Draught, m

5.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 Westinghouse steam turbine generator, 1 Combustion Engineering S2C nuclear reactor, 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

12.9 / 14.8

Fuel, t

nuclear

Endurance, nm (kts) practically unlimited

Armament

4 - 533 Mk 64 TT (amidships, 12)

Sensors

BPS-9 radar, BQQ-2 (BQR-7 + BQS-6), BQG-1 PUFFS sonars, WLR-1 ECM suite

Complement

56

Diving depth operational, m

210

   

Ship project history: Tullibee was an attempt to build a minimum nuclear submarine specifically for ASW; originally she was to have been even smaller than she turned out to be, and ultimately she was somewhat underpowered, with an S2C reactor reportedly producing only 2500shp, one-third of the Skate power plant. She was completed with the BQQ-3 sonar and quartet of hull-mounted torpedo tubes of the Threshers, but was not fitted to fire SUBROC. She also had a prototype turbo-electric drive, for quietness.

Modernizations: 1970s: - BQQ-2 sonar suite; + BQQ-3 (BQS-12 + BQR-7) sonar suite

Naval service: No significant events.

Tullibee 1960

Ivan Gogin, 2015