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USS Sargo

(SSN-583) the U.S. Navy's fifth nuclear submarine

launching of the Sargo

Basic Facts

Builder Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Displacement 2,861 long tons (submerged)
Length 267 feet 7 inches
Beam 25 feet
Draft 22 feet 5 inches
Top Speed 23 knots
Crew 95
Armament 8 21-inch torpedo tubes

Keel Laid February 21, 1956
Launched October 10, 1957
Commissioned October 1, 1958
Decommissioned April 21, 1988

Service Highlights

On February 9, 1960, the Sargo surfaced at the geographic North Pole.

SEE ALSO
The Sargo Surfaces at the North Pole

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