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USS Seawolf

(SSN-575) the second nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy fleet

USS Seawolf

Basic Facts

Builder Electric Boat division of General Dynamics Corporation; New London, Connecticut
Displacement 3,260 tons (submerged)
Length 350 feet
Beam 28 feet
Draft 23 feet
Top Speed 23 knots (surfaced); 19 knots (submerged)
Crew 101
Armament 6 21-inch torpedo tubes

History

Keel Laid September 7, 1953
Launched July 21, 1955
Commissioned March 30, 1957
Decommissioned March 30, 1987

The Seawolf departed from New London for her shakedown cruise off Bermuda on April 2, 1957, and returned on May 8.

On September 25, 1957, the Seawolf surfaced off Newport, Rhode Island, after a nonstop voyage of 6,331 miles. The next day, President Dwight Eisenhower embarked and was taken for a short cruise onboard her; it was tthe first time a sitting President had ever submerged in a submarine.

President Dwight Eisenhower watches as the Seawolf submerges off Newport, Rhode Island.
President Eisenhower aboard the Seawolf

SEE ALSO
President Dwight Eisenhower

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