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Greenling (SSN-614)


Thresher Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 15 August 1961, at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 4 April 1964; Commissioned, USS Greenling (SSN-614), 3 November 1967; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 18 April 1994; 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 September 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.
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Thresher50kPlatform plan of Thresher (SSN-593) class submarines. PDF courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Greenling 226k The Greenling (SSN-614) sponsored by Mrs. H. C. Bruton on 4 April 1964. Electric Boat & USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 08/06/13.
Greenling 203k The Greenling (SSN-614) slides down the ways on 4 April 1964. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Greenling 254k The Greenling (SSN-614) is waterborne at the end of the ways on 4 April 1964. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Greenling363k Greenling (SSN-614) first day of launch cover.Photo courtesy of Paul Petosky.
Photo added 08/06/13.
Greenling 93k Commemorative post card marking the launching of the Greenling (SSN-614), 4 April 1964. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Greenling 38k Commemorative post card marking the first day in commission of the Greenling (SSN-614), at Groton, 3 November 1967. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Greenling 1.08k Eighteen page Welcome Aboard PDF of the Greenling (SSN-614). PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 08/06/13.
Greenling 144k Port bow view of the Greenling (SSN-614), topside looking aft on 1 August 1967. USN photo # NPC 1126019 courtesy Electric Boat & Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Greenling 74k Port side view of the Greenling (SSN-614) underway, 1969. USN photo.
Greenling 61k 1973 Acrylic painting by the artist John Witt entitled "Greenling (SSN-614) Preparing to Cast Off." Painting # 88-163-J.
Courtesy of the USNHC.
Greenling83kGreenling (SSN-614) tied up near Pensacola (LSD-38), dated 18 May 1982. USN photo courtesy of David Buell.
Greenling 30k Commemorative post card marking the Greenling's (SSN-614) visit to Port Everglades, Florida, 27 June 1983. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Greenling 567k Crew members aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Greenling (SSN-614) await transportation to a picnic on shore during Unitas XXXI, an annual, joint exercise between the U.S. Navy and the naval forces of nine South American countries on 1 January 1990. Official USN photo # DN-ST-91-06192 by PH1 Michael Flynn, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Greenling 439k The nuclear-powered attack submarine Greenling (SSN-614) travels on the surface with sensors raised during Unitas XXXI, an annual, joint exercise between the U.S. Navy and the naval forces of nine South American countries. Official USN photo # DN-ST-91-06157 by PH1 Michael Flynn, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Greenling 315k The nuclear-powered attack submarine Greenling (SSN-614) underway on the surface as it takes part in a photography mission for Unitas XXXI, 1 January 1990. Official USN photo # DN-ST-91-06213 by JO1 Gregg L. Snaza,from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Greenling 115k Port side view of the Greenling (SSN-614), at Groton CT., on 29 July 1992. Photo by Ken Hart.
Greenling 3.39k Twenty seven page inactivation PDF of the Greenling (SSN-614), 16 July 1993. PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 08/06/13.
Greenling 58k Greenling (SSN-614), alongside at Groton, 7/30/93, shortly before her decommissioning. Her snorkel mast was removed and installed in her sister ship, Gato (SSN-615), which remained in service until 1995 as the last active unit of the Thresher class. Photo by Ken Hart.
Greenling 421k Four page decommissioning PDF of the Greenling (SSN-614). PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 08/06/13.
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.
Greenling 314k Components on display from the control room of the Greenling (SSN-614) at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington. Basically, the components are arranged in the same orientation as they had been on the ship, which the Ballast Control Panel to the port, Ship Control Panel forward, periscopes centerline, and Fire Control consoles to starboard. Photo courtesy of John MacKay.
Greenling 291k Components on display from the control room of the Greenling (SSN-614) at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington. The Fire Control consoles appears here. Photo courtesy of John MacKay.

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