Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster.
Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Submarine Photo Archive


Patch at left contributed by Ric Hedman, at center by Jack Treutle, at right by Mike Smolinski

Flasher (SSN-613)
Keel Laying - Commissioning


Radio Call Sign: November - Uniform - Romeo - Tango

To Additional Pages

Active Service - Decommissioning
Inactivation Ceremony Program


Thresher Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 14 April 1961, at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 22 June 1963; Commissioned, USS Flasher (SSN-613), 22 July 1966; Decommissioned and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 26 May 1992; Final Disposition, disposed of through the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program (NPSSRP) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 11 May 1994.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 3,540 t., Submerged: 4,200 t.; Length 292'; Beam 31' 8"; ; Speed, Surfaced 15 kts, Submerged 28+ kts; Operating Depth 400'; Complement, 143; Sensors, BQR-5 bow mounted sonar, 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, one propeller 15,000 shp.
Click On Image
For Full Size Image
SizeImage DescriptionSource
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.
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.
Flasher22kNameplate of the Flasher (SSN-613) being engraved 14 April 1961, at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher 567k EB photo of Flasher (SSN-613) (left) and Tecumseh (SSBN-628) are seen on the building ways at General Dynamics Electric Boat on 21 June 1963. They would be launched simultaneously on the following day. Photo courtesy of Valllejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 10/04/12.
Flasher273k The Flasher (SSN-613) slides down the launching ways at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 June 1963. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner / Boston Herald.
Flasher117kTecumsah (SSBN-628) (top) and Flasher (SSN-613) (bottom) going down the ways together, 22 June 1963 at Electric Boat in Groton CT. This is the only twin launching of Nuclear Powered submarines from the same yard. Also on the same day Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) was launched from Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630) was launched from Newport News, VA. shipyard.Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher97k Commissioning of the Flasher (SSN-613) at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 June 1963. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Tecumseh222kCover of the dual launching program for the Tecumsah (SSBN-628) (top) and Flasher (SSN-613) at Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 June 1963.Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Flasher74k Commemorative commissioning page of the Flasher (SSN-613) at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 June 1963. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher56k Commemorative commissioning page of the Flasher (SSN-613) honoring the principal speaker at her lauching, the former captain of the Flasher (SS-249), Commander George W. Grider, at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 June 1963. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher68k Commemorative commissioning page of the Flasher (SSN-613) detailing the background of her commanding officer, Commander Kenneth M. Carr, at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 June 1963. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher60k Commemorative commissioning page of the Flasher (SSN-613) detailing the background of her executive officer, LTCD Harold A. Glovier, JR, at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 June 1963. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher60k Commemorative commissioning page of the Flasher (SSN-613) crew at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 June 1963. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher25kCommemorative post card marking the launching of the Flasher (SSN-613) at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 June 1963. Courtesy of Richard Leonhardt.
Flasher16k Letter from the CNO, David L. McDonald, to the PCO of the Flasher (SSN-613) Commander Kenneth M. Carr, 15 July 1966. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher26kCommemorative commissioning cover of the Flasher (SSN-613) at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 July 1966. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher37kCommemorative commissioning page of the Flasher (SSN-613) at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 July 1966. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher28kCommemorative commissioning page of the Flasher (SSN-613) at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 July 1966. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher43kCommemorative commissioning page of the Flasher (SSN-613) detailing the history of her forebearer's namesake Flasher (SS-249) at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 July 1966. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher34kCommemorative facts page of the Flasher (SSN-613) at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 July 1966. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher16k Flasher (SSN-613) sponsor, Mrs. Paul B. Fay, JR. Courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS)USS Flasher SSN 613 Plankowner.
Flasher24kCommemorative post card marking the commissioning of the Flasher (SSN-613) at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 July 1966. Courtesy of Richard Leonhardt.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Flasher (SSN-613) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
SSN-594 Permit Class - FAS web site

Back To The Main Photo IndexBack To the Submarine Index
Problems and site related matters, E-mail Webmaster
This page is created by Gary Priolo and maintained by Michael Mohl
1996 - 2014, NavSource History All rights reserved.