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Pintado (SSN-672)
Keel Laying - Launching

Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Mike - Zulu

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Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 27 October 1967, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.; Launched, 16 August 1969; Commissioned, USS Pintado (SSN-672), 11 September 1971; Decommissioned, and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1998; Final Disposition, disposed of through the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program (NPSSRP) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 27 October 1998.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 3,640 t., Submerged: 4,640 t.; Length 292' 3"; Beam 31' 8"; Draft 28' 8"; Speed, Surfaced 15 kts, Submerged 25 kts; Depth limit 1,300'; Complement 108; Armament, four 21" torpedo tubes amidships aft of bow, MK 48 Torpedoes, UUM-44A SUBROC, UGM-84A/C Harpoon, MK 57 deep water mines, MK 60 CAPTOR mines; Combat Sensors, Radar, BPS-14/15 surface search, Sonars, BQQ-5 multi-function bow mounted, BQR-7 passive in submarines with BQQ-2, BQS-12 active 7, TB-16 or TB-23 towed array, EW Systems, WLQ-4(V), WLR-4(V), WLR-9 ; Propulsion System, one S5W nuclear reactor, two steam turbines, one propeller, 15,000 shp.
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Pintado1.7kRADM J. H. McQuilkin, USN, Shipyard Commander at the podium during the keel laying ceremonies for Pintado (SSN-672) at Mare Island on 28 October 67.
U.S. Navy photo # 80371-10-67, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 07/31/11.
Pintado106kClipping from the "Vallejo Times-Herald" 28 October 67 issue showing the keel laying ceremonies of the Pintado (SSN-672) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 27 October 67.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado60k Clipping from the "Vallejo Times-Herald" 28 October 67 issue showing the keel laying ceremonies of the Pintado (SSN-672) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 27 October 67.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado81kClipping from the shipyard newspaper "Tieline" 3 Nov 67 issue showing RADM J. H. McQuilkin, USN, Shipyard Commander authenticating the keel of the Pintado (SSN-672) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 27 October 67.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado115k This is a clipping from the 21 Mar 69 issue of the shipyard's newspaper the "Tieline". It show the sign used on the building ways to identified the Pintado (SSN-672). Left to right: Foreman Rigger Ray Northern, Shipwright Einar Asted (kneeling) and Rigger Harold Rutherford.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado83k The official launching party for the Pintado (SSN-672) is shown at the Mare Island on 16 August 1969. Left to right: Standing: W. M. Clark, Triggerman; Capt J. H. Thornton, USN Deputy Commander for Industrial Operations, Mare Island; RADM Sonenshein, USN Commander, Naval Ship Systems Command; ADM Bernard A. Clarey, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations; RADM N. Frankenberger, USN, Shipyard Commander; RADM Walter L. Small, JR., USN, Commander, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet; Capt H. R. Adrianse, USN, Production Officer; CDR Paul B. Grozen, USN, PCO, USS Pintado. Seated: Mrs. Thornton; Mrs. Spencer Reitz, Matron of Honor; Mrs. Clarey, Sponsor; Mrs. Frankenberger; Mrs. Adrianse; Mrs. Clark.
U.S. Navy photo # 93942-8-69, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado74k Mrs. Bernard A. Clarey (left) was the Sponsor for the launching of the Pintado (SSN-672) at Mare Island on 16 August 1969. Mrs. Spencer Reitz acted at the Matron of Honor.
U.S. Navy photo # 93945-8-69, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado47k ADM Bernard A. Clarey, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations (left) was guest speaker at the launching of the Pintado (SSN-672) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 16 August 1969. He was also the first commanding officer the the World War II era submarine Pintado (SS-387). Mrs. Bernard A. Clarey (center) serviced as Sponsor for the new Pintado. RADM N. Frankenberger, USN, (right) was Commander of Mare Island at the time.
U.S. Navy photo # 93946-8-69, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado88k Mrs. Bernard A. Clarey christens the Pintado (SSN-672) at Mare Island on 16 August 1969. RADM N. Frankenberger, USN, Commander, Mare Island Naval Shipyard (left) and Capt H. R. Adrianse, USN, Production Officer (center) look on.
U.S. Navy photo # 93950-8-69, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado278k Pintado (SSN-672) is made ready for her launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard (Note at this time Mare Island was part of San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard with included Hunters Point division in San Francisco) on 16 August 1969. Note the Pintado's insignia is different from the one she will be commissioned with in 1971. In the background, the shipyard's dredge YM-35 is making the channel ready for the launch.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado203k Pintado (SSN-672) is about to be launched at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 16 August 1969.
U.S. Navy photo # 93951-8-69, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado177k Pintado (SSN-672) is at the end of the ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 16 August 1969.
U.S. Navy photo # 93955-8-69, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado161k Pintado (SSN-672) is waterborne for the first time at her launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 16 August 1969.
U.S. Navy photo # 93956-8-69, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado82k Broadside view of the Pintado (SSN-672) after her launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 16 August 1969.
U.S. Navy photo # 93957-8-69, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado36kCommemorative post mark of the launching of the Pintado (SSN-672), 16 August 1969.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Pintado87k The crowd at the commissioning ceremony of the Pintado (SSN-672) at Mare Island on 11 Sep 1971. The tip of Pintado's fairwater plane is just visible to the left. The Drum (SSN-677) can be seen in the background.
U.S. Navy photo # 106231-9-71, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado88k Front page and first page of the Launch Program for Pintado (SSN-672).
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado88k Pages 2 and 3 of the Launch Program for Pintado (SSN-672).
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado84k Pages 4 and 5 of the Launch Program for Pintado (SSN-672).
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.

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