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Snook (SSN-592)

Radio Call Sign: November - Tango - Hotel - Golf

Skipjack Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 7 April 1958, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS.; Launched, 31 October 1960; Commissioned, USS Snook (SSN-592), 24 October 1961; Decommissioned, 16 October 1986; Struck from the Naval Register, 14 November 1986; Laid up at Bremerton Naval Shipyard; Final Disposition, entered the NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 1 October 1996 and completed 30 June 1997.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 2,880 t., Submerged: 3,500 t.; Length 251' 9"; Beam 32'; Draft 28 ft.; Speed, Surfaced 15 kts, Submerged 30+ kts; Depth Limit 700'; Complement 118; Combat Systems, Sonar, BQR-12, BQR-2 passive, BQS-4 (modified) active/passive; Radar BPS-12; Fire Control, MK-101 torpedo FCS, ASW MK-48; Armament, six 21" torpedo tubes, forward; Propulsion System, one S5W nuclear reactor, two Westinghouse steam turbines, one propeller 15,000 shp..
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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.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 202k Mrs. George L. Walling, mother of Comdr. J. F. Walling who was commanding officer of the first Snook (SS-279) when she was lost in action in World War II, receives the ceremonial boquet of flowers, possibly from his wife, Mrs. Doris Annabella Walling. Before he went off to his command of the Snook , he and his wife lived at 5 Rose Ln, Nantucket, MA, in a house that was built in 1790. Still photo from a 8 mm video of the Snook's (SSN-592) launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS. on 31 October 1960, courtesy of Video of the Launching of USS Snook SSN 592 via snook592.com
Photo added 09/17/13.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 202k Mrs. George L. Walling breaks the bubbly. Still photo from a 8 mm video of the Snook's (SSN-592) launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS. on 31 October 1960, courtesy of Video of the Launching of USS Snook SSN 592 via snook592.com
Photo added 09/17/13.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 149k Snook (SSN-592) at the end of ways enters the water. Still photo from a 8 mm video of the Snook's (SSN-592) launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS. on 31 October 1960, courtesy of Video of the Launching of USS Snook SSN 592 via snook592.com
Photo added 09/17/13.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 443k Snook (SSN-592) catches the aid of a tug following her launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., Pascagoula, MS. on 31 October 1960. USN photo # NPC 1051221 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 09/17/13.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 134k Photo of the only Nuc Sub to fly a rebel flag. This was flown by the Snook (SSN-592) several times as it left Pascagoula, Mississippi and came into San Diego in 1961. Photograph courtesy of William Lee.
Skipjack Class 60k Watercolour and gouache on paper painting by the artist Viktor Stepansky entitled "Diving Skipjack Class".
The Skipjack Class (SSN-585 / 88-92) - clearing showing the tear-drop shape adopted by many of the submarine's successors. The Scorpion (SSN-589) is pictured here underway.
Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
Snook 19k Commemorative postal cover marking the 20th anniversary of the launching ceremony of the Snook (SSN-592), 24 October 1981. Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Skipjack class 179k A starboard bow view of the submarine tender L. Y. Spear (AS-36) moored at the destroyer and submarine piers at Norfolk Naval Base on 7 Sep 1983. A Skipjack class nuclear-powered attack submarine is moored alongside, possibly the Skipjack (SS-585), Shark (SSN-591) or Snook (SSN-592). Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-ST-85-11655, by Don S. Montgomery, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Snook 735k FTC(SS) Craig Parker, RET on the sail planes of the Snook (SSN-592) as she enters Rio de Janerio harbor, Brazil, during Operation Unitas XXV, an annual, multinational naval exercise. Sugarloaf Mountain is in the background, 3 July 1984. USN photo # DN-ST-89-05548 by PHC Terry Mitchell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Snook 585k A starboard quarter view of the Skipjack class nuclear-powered attack submarine Snook (SSN-592) as it enters port at Rio de Janeiro during Operation Unitas XXV. USN photo # DN-ST-85-08273 by PHC Terry Mitchell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Snook 100k The Snook (SSN-592) moored across from the destroyer tender Yellowstone (AD-41), at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, circa 1980's. Photo by Michael Preston courtesy of Bill Gonyo. Photo i.d. courtesy of Chuck Edmonson RM1(SS).
Snook 41k Commemorative postal cover issued with the Snook's (SSN-592) patch, 25 March 1983. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Snook 16k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of Snook's (SSN-592) 4th visit to Japan.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Snook 82k Cover of Snook (SSN-592) Decommissioning Ceremony pamphlet, 8 October, 1986. Courtesy of Ken Hart / USN.
Snook 67k Portside view of the Snook (SSN-592) underway, date and place unknown. USN photo.
Snook 117k Broadside view of the Snook (SSN-592) entering Pearl Harbor, date unknown. Official US Navy photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
PSNSY 683k An aerial view of a section of the Ship Intermediate Maintenance Facility at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 17 May 1993. One submarine tender and 16 decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines are shown including the Seawolf (SSN-575); six George Washington, and Lafayette class SSBN's (with their missile sections cut out) plus several Skate, Skipjack, Permit and Sturgeon class SSN's. All are awaiting scrapping.
Bottom row, from left to right Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610), Skipjack (SS-585), Snook (SSN-592), Henry Clay (SSBN-625), Lapon (SSN-661), Dace (SSN-607), Skate (SSN-578), Swordfish (SSN-579), Sargo (SSN-583) , Seadragon (SSN-584).
Across the pier are Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618), and not in view, Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), George Washington (SSBN-598),Barb (SSN-596) & Sea Devil (SSN-664).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-ST-95-01863, by Calvin Larsen, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. Photo i.d. courtesy of David Johnston (USN).
PSNSY291k"Sign of the times." March 1994 photo of Nuclear submarines at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard waiting in line for scrapping.
Top row left to right are Ethan Allen (SSBN-608), Seawolf (SSN-575), Plunger (SSN-595), Shark (SSN-591), Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636), Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN-685) alongside Sperry (AS-12), with Triton (SSRN-586) across the pier from the Sperry .
Bottom row, from left to right Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610), Skipjack (SS-585), Snook (SSN-592), Henry Clay (SSBN-625), Lapon (SSN-661), Dace (SSN-607), Skate (SSN-578), Swordfish (SSN-579), Sargo (SSN-583) , Seadragon (SSN-584).
Across the pier are Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618), and not in view, Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), George Washington (SSBN-598),Barb (SSN-596) & Sea Devil (SSN-664).
There are so many submarines at PSNSY that the yard is running out of pier space.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 185k Moored submarines awaiting their final fate at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA sometime in 1996: From left to right:
Shark (SSN-591),
Plunger (SSN-595),
Snook (SSN-592) &
Patrick Henry (SSBN-599).
Photograph courtesy of Ray Arntson via btrosper.com.
Scrapping 25kCommemorative post card marking the scrapping of the Seawolf (SSN-575), Snook (SSN-592), Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), Henry Clay (SSBN-625) and Baton Rouge (SSN-689), 31 August 1997 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.

View the Snook (SSN-592)
DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Video of the Launching of USS Snook SSN 592 via snook592.com
Skipjack (SSN 585) Class
FAS - SSN-585 Skipjack Class
Decklog page for Snook (SSN-592) by William Lee.
Snook (SSN-592) Home Page by Bob Pettengill.

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