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Seawolf (SSN-575)
Construction - Active Service

Radio Call Sign: November - Bravo - Whiskey - Yankee

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Seawolf Class Submarine: Laid down, 7 September 1953, at General Dynamics Corp. Electric Boat Co. Div., Groton, CT.; Launched, 21 July 1955; Commissioned, USS Seawolf (SSN-575), 30 March 1957; Decommissioned, 12 December 1958; Recommissioned, 30 September 1960, at Groton, CT.; Decommissioned, 30 March 1987; Struck from the Naval Register, 10 July 1987; Final Disposition, disposed through NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 30 September 1997.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 3,260 t., Submerged: 4,110 t.; Length 338' ; Beam 28'; Draft 23'; Speed, Surfaced 23 kts, Submerged 19 kts; Complement 101; Armament, six 21" torpedo tubes, Propulsion, sodium cooled nuclear reactor converted in a pressurized water cooled reactor, 1958-60, Twin-Screw Twin Steam Turbine. (C/o John Parrott MM1/SS).
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Seawolf179kSteel House For An Atomic Engine in West Milton, NY. October 1953. Huge steel shell built for the Atomic Energy Commission to house General Electric's nuclear engine for the atomic submarine Seawolf (SSN-575) which is supposed to provide a shield against possible radiation.
Photographer: Andreas Feininger, courtesy of life.time.com
Nautilus 671k Nautilus (SSN-571) is decked out in her ceremonial bunting on the ways, awaiting the arrival of the Ship's Sponsor. The Seawolf (SSN-575) is under construction on the next way. Photo courtesy of navy.mil.
Nautilus 109k Twin billing: Nautilus (SSN-571) ready for launch & Seawolf (SSN-575) under construction on 21 January 1954. Photo courtesy of vendio.com via Ron Reeves.
Seawolf233kSeawolf (SSN-575) getting read for launching, 21 July 1955, at General Dynamcs, Electric Boat Div. Groton, CT.Photo courtesy of Life Magazine via Bill Gonyo.
Seawolf321kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) sponsored by Mrs. W. Sterling Cole meet here on 21 July 1955, at General Dynamcs, Electric Boat Div. Groton, CT.U.S. Navy Photograph courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Seawolf441kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) ready for launching at Electric Boat on 21 July 1955.US Navy photo courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Seawolf83kSeawolf (SSN-575), launching 21 July 1955, at General Dynamcs, Electric Boat Div. Groton, CT.Courtesy of R.M. Wagner.
Seawolf& Nautilus198kSeawolf (SSN-575) and Nautilus (SSN-571) appear together in an Ingersol-Rand Company newsbrief dated 5 June 1956. Courtesy of Ron Titus.
Seawolf& Nautilus28kSeawolf (SSN-575) and Nautilus (SSN-571) appear together, circa 5 June 1956.
Between 16 May and 5 August 1956, Seawolf made two voyages to Key West and participated in intensive training exercises.
Photo from Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995 and submitted courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Seawolf36kPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower going aboard the atomic-powered submarine Seawolf (SSN-575) from the presidential yacht Barbara Anne off Newport, RI, 26 Sep 1957.Copy of Naval Historical Center Image # NH 68559 in former Navy files now in the collection of the National Archives, San Francisco Branch" & submitted by Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.
Seawolf55kPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower aboard the atomic-powered submarine Seawolf (SSN-575) off Newport, RI, 26 Sep 1957. Here the President eats with the crew. On the president's left is Milton W. Tucker, partly hidden, is James Hagerty, presidential press secretary. Across from the president is W.J. Dooling, SA, USN, (drinking coffee), who is the youngest man in the crew.Copy of Naval Historical Center Image # NH 68560 in former Navy files now in the collection of the National Archives, San Francisco Branch" & submitted by Tracy White@ Researcher @ Large.
Seawolf722kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) stern view at rest, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036013, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf775kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) head on view at rest, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957.US National Archives photo # 80-G-103601, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf620kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) broadside view at rest, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036011, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf921kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) direct stern view at rest, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036012, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf590kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) bow view at rest, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036014, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf485kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) stern view underway, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957. Run #1 at 5 knots.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036077, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf609kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) bow view underway, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957. Run #1 at 5 knots.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036078, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf498kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) bow view underway, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957. Run #2 at 14 knots.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036072, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf481kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) stern view underway, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957. Run #2 at 14 knots.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036074, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf509kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) stern view underway, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957. Run #4 at 16 knots.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036067, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf703kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) bow view underway, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp. Groton Conn. 18 October 1957. Run #4 at 16 knots.US National Archives photo # 80-G-1036068, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Seawolf148k The "Submarine Seawolf Emerges After 60 Days Below".
Seawolf (SSN-575) submerged on 7 August 1958 and did not surface again until 6 October. During this period, she logged over 13,700 nautical miles, demonstrating to the world the ability of the nuclear-powered submarine to remain independent of the earth's atmosphere for the period of a normal war patrol.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photographer: Peter Stackpole, courtesy of life.time.com
Seawolf111kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) with an escort above, October 1958.Photographer: Hank Walker, courtesy of life.time.com
Seawolf108kHyman Rickover (C) being greeted at a reception party at New London, CT, October 1958. Photographer: Peter Stackpole, courtesy of life.time.com
Skate538kSub Skippers - The Navy's three atomic sub skippers of the Nautilus (SSN-571), Seawolf (SSN-575) & Skate (SSN-578).....12 April 1959.USN photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Photo added 12/26/12.
Seawolf118kCrew member aboard submarine Seawolf (SSN-575) getting massage with relaxacizor set to keep up physical fitness during voyage, October 1960. Photographer: Yale Joel, courtesy of life.time.com
Seawolf121kUndated photo of the Seawolf (SSN-575) surfacing. Photographer: Hank Walker, courtesy of life.time.com
Seawolf121kUndated photo of the Seawolf (SSN-575) submerged. Photographer: Hank Walker, courtesy of life.time.com
Submarine Silhouettes 1960179kSubmarine Silhouettes of 1960:
Nautilus (SSN-571), Seawolf (SSN-575), Skate (SSN-578), Skipjack (SS-585), Triton (SSRN-586), Halibut (SSGN-587) , Thresher (SSN-593), Tullibee (SSN-597), George Washington (SSBN-598), & Ethan Allen (SSBN-608) classes.
U.S. Navy Photograph submitted by Ron Titus, courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand. Corp.
Nuclear Submarine Profiles187kNuclear Submarine Profiles 1960:
Nautilus (SSN-571),
Seawolf (SSN-575),
Triton (SSRN-586),
Skate (SSN-578) & Skipjack (SS-585) classes,
Halibut (SSGN-587) & Tullibee (SSN-597) classes,
George Washington (SSBN-598) &
Thresher (SSN-593) classes.
US Navy photo courtesy of Ron Titus courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand. Corp. Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston.
Seawolf84k Looking pretty much like a giant door stopper, this circa 1963 photo shows the Seawolf (SSN-575) with a Hall-effect ELF sensor mounted on her bow. From the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 1, February 2004. Submitted by Anton Karklit.
Seawolf414kSeawolf (SSN-575), underway, circa 1960's, place unknown. CVA in the far background might be the Essex (CVA-09). Text courtesy of John Hummel. US Navy photo.
Seawolf39kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the President of Italy, the Honorable Antonio Segni visit on the Seawolf (SSN-575) at Norfolk VA, 16 January 1964.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Seawolf888kSeawolf (SSN-575) post 1973.
One of Mare Island's Ocean Engineering Boats. Ocean Engineering is what we called Halibut (SSGN-587) , Parche (SSN-683) & Seawolf (SSN-575) and the program to manage them.
USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Seawolf300kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) is about to received her new "Special Projects" hull section at Mare Island on 2 June 1971. She is in dry dock #4. US Navy photo # 104570-6-71 courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Seawolf127kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) in San Pablo Bay. The boat may be enroute to the Golden Gate. The bridge in the near background is the Richmond - San Rafael Bridge and the bridge in the far background is the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge. The island in the center is Treasure Island and the island on the right is either Alcatraz or Angel Island. I'm not sure because of the angle of the shot. The San Francisco skyline can be seen at the upper right above the bridge. Photo probably dates from the time she converted to ocean system works from 1 December 70 to 8 June 1973 until her decommissioning. US Navy photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr. Partial text & photo i.d. courtesy of Lou Nostrand & Darryl Baker.
Seawolf148kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) is seen departing San Francisco Bay in August 1977. The Golden Gate Bridge is in the background. USN photo # KN-26095, courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Seawolf188kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) is seen passing under the San Rafael - Oakland Bay Bridge during the 1980's. Photo courtesy of Jim Stats and submitted by Darryl Baker.
Seawolf122k Seawolf (SSN-575) at Mare Island on 22 March 1984. USN photo # 201916-3-84, courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Seawolf117kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) at Pearl Harbor in 1985.USN photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Seawolf98kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) berth at Pearl Harbor in April 1986. USN photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Seawolf96kThe Seawolf (SSN-575) about to enter Mare Island for the last time on 23 June 1986.USN photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.

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