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Jack (SSN-605)


Thresher Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 16 September 1960, at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.; Launched, 24 April 1963; Commissioned, USS Jack (SSN-605), 31 March 1967; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 11 July 1990; 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., completed 30 June 1992.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 3,540 t., Submerged: 4,200 t.; Length 297' 5"; Beam 31' 8"; ; Speed, Surfaced 15 kts, Submerged 28+ kts; Operating Depth 400'; Complement, 143; Sensors, Raytheon BQS-6A or -6B active/passive systems BQQ-1 and the Edo BQR-7 passive, conformal array, TB-26 Towed Sonar Array; Armament, four 21" torpedo tubes, forward, MK 48 torpedoes, UUM-44A SUBROC, UGM-84A/C Harpoon, MK 57 deep water mines, Mk 60 CAPTOR mines; Propulsion System, one S5W nuclear reactor, two Westinghouse steam turbines, (experimental direct-drive plant with counter-rotating propellers on a single shaft) 15,000 shp.
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Thresher50kPlatform plan of Thresher (SSN-593) class submarines. PDF courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
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.
USN photo 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.
USN photo courtesy of Ron Titus courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand. Corp. Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston.
Jack80kCommemorative post mark issued on the occasion of the launching of the Jack (SSN-605) at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME., 24 April 1963. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Jack425kLaunching of the Jack (SSN-605) at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME., 24 April 1963. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Jack92k1967 commissioning model of the Jack (SSN-605). Contributed by Jerry Leih.
Jack613kBow view of the Jack (SSN-605) off Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME., 18 January 1967. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Jack286kTurn of the Jack (SSN-605) off Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME., 18 January 1967. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Jack541k Jack (SSN-605) shows her port broadside off Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME., 18 January 1967. USN photo # NPC 1121265 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Jack510kThree quarters of a Jack (SSN-605) bow view off Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME., 18 January 1967. USN photo # NPC 1121265 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Jack160kJack (SSN-605) underway, probably during her alpha trials off the New England coast, 1967. Official USN photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
GNATS1.70kThis shows the submarine tender Fulton (AS-11) alongside the State Pier, New London, CT. The date is approximately 1967-69. At the end of the pier is the submarine rescue vessel Skylark (ASR-20). Aft of the Fulton is the Gato (SSN-615), and moored in the nest next to the Fulton is Dace (SSN-607), Jack (SSN-605), and an unknown Thresher/Permit class boat (inboard in the nest). The unknown boat has a teardrop shaped sonar dome on the bow, an unusual installation for a 593 class boat. It is for the General Noise and Tonal System (GNATS), a jamming/decoy sonar system. Normally the dome is found mounted aft. A rough guess as to the identity of the unknown boat is Pollack (SSN-603). USN photo courtesy of Dave Johnston.
Ric Hedman and Jim Christley contributed information for this photo.
Photo added 05/14/12.
Jack619k Jack (SSN-605) underway off La Spezia, Italy 6 March 1972. Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.
Jack1.38kSixteen page PDF Welcome Aboard pamphlet for the Jack (SSN-605), circa 1974. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com. PDF added 05/14/12.
Jack45kCommemorative post mark from 20th Anniversary combined Reunion for the Jack (SSN-605) on 8 May 1987 Event item # 193 signed on reverse by philatelic sponsor Senior Chief David Ellis. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Jack166kJack (SSN-605) outboard of L.Y. Spear(AS-36), in Norway, September 1988. HMS Torbay is outboard of Jack. The two small boats on Spear's port side are German U-boats. There were three of them of this op. U12, U21, & U22.
Contributed by John Hummel, USN (Retired).
Jack12k3D image of the Jack (SSN-605). Contributed by Jerry Leih.
Captain Bruce L. Bullough92kCaptain Bruce L. Bullough commanded Jack (SSN-605) from November 1988 until Jack was decommissioned on 11 July 1990. Bruce assumed command of Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631) (BLUE) in August 1990, completing two patrols in command. USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Jack24kRemains of the sail of the Jack (SSN-605) following scrapping at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., completed 30 June 1992.
Courtesy of Don Sheldon.
Reactor Compartments83kTrench 94, Hanford Site, Washington, 1994. Hull sections containing defueled reactor compartments of decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines are put in disposal trenches. Once full, the trench will be filled with dirt and buried. The compartments are expected to retain their integrity for more than 600 years. USN photo & partial text courtesy of home.flash.net/~tomj/tunny/chop/rx. & submitted by Jack Treutle.
Spent Fuel569kSealed reactor compartments are shipped by barge out of Puget Sound Naval Base down the coast and along the Columbia River to the port of Benton. There the radioactively-contaminated hull sections are transferred to special multiwheeled high-load trailers for transport to the Hanford Reservation in Washington State. Pictured below is the burial ground for spent fuel of the following 77 nuclear reactor submarines as of March 2003:
Patrick Henry (SSBN-599),
Snook (SSN-592),
George Washington (SSBN-598),
Scamp (SSN-588),
Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601),
Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618),
Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600),
Dace (SSN-607),
John Adams (SSBN-620),
Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602),
Barb (SSN-596),
Ethan Allen (SSBN-608),
Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610),
Pollack (SSN-603),
Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN-685),
James Monroe (SSBN-622),
Skipjack (SS-585),
Nathan Hale (SSBN-623),
Plunger (SSN-595),
Shark (SSN-591),
Lafayette (SSBN-616),
Sam Houston (SSBN-609),
Jack (SSN-605),
Haddo (SSN-604),
Tinosa (SSN-606),
Guardfish (SSN-612),
Permit (SSN-594),
Queenfish (SSN-651),
Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631),
John Marshall (SSBN-611),
George C. Marshall (SSBN-654),
Flasher (SSN-613),
Guitarro (SSN-665),
Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617),
George Washington Carver (SSBN-656),
Tecumseh (SSBN-628),
Halibut (SSGN-587),
Will Rogers (SSBN-659),
Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655),
Daniel Boone (SSBN-629),
Greenling (SSN-614),
John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630),
Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633),
Skate (SSN-578),
Sargo (SSN-583),
Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657),
Sturgeon (SSN-637),
Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640),
Swordfish (SSN-579),
Seadragon (SSN-584),
Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634),
Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641),
Hammerhead (SSN-663),
Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658) ,
Tullibee (SSN-597),
Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644),
Pargo (SSN-650),
Seahorse (SSN-669),
Gurnard (SSN-662),
Flying Fish (SSN-673),
Gato (SSN-615),
Puffer (SSN-652),
Seawolf (SSN-575),
Baton Rouge (SSN-689),
Bergall (SSN-667),
Whale (SSN-638),
Henry Clay (SSBN-625),
James Madison (SSBN-627),
Finback (SSN-670),
Spadefish (SSN-668),
Sunfish (SSN-649),
George Bancroft (SSBN-643),
Grayling (SSN-646),
Pintado (SSN-672),
Tunny (SSN-682),
Archerfish (SSN-678),
& Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624).
USN photo & partial text courtesy of home.flash.net/~tomj/tunny/chop/rx. & submitted by Jack Treutle.

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FAS - SSN-594 Permit Class


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