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Pintado (SSN-672)
Commissioning

Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Mike - Zulu

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Keel Laying - Launching
Active Service - Decommissioning


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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Pintado70k Front cover and its reverse side of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado102k Pages 1 and 2 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
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Pintado117k Pages 3 and 4 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
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Pintado106k Pages 5 and 6 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
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Pintado110k Pages 7 and 8 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
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Pintado94k Pages 9 and 10 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado107k Pages 11 and 12 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
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Pintado90k Pages 13 and 14 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
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Pintado117k Pages 15 and 16 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
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Pintado176k Pages 17 and 18 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
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Pintado97k Pages 19 and 20 of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
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Pintado168k Reserve of back cover and back cover of Pintado's (SSN-672) Commissioning Program.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado172k Pintado (SSN-672) off the South end of Mare Island in September 1971.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado113k A clipping from the 24 September 1971 issue of Mare Island Naval Shipyard's newspaper the "Grapevine" showing boards detailing the short history of the Pintado (SSN-672) and the honors won by its predecessor, the Pintado (SS-387).
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado73k A clipping from the 24 September 1971 issue of Mare Island Naval Shipyard's newspaper the "Grapevine" showing honors being rendering to ADM Bernard A. Clarey, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet (left), guest speaker at the commissioning. Capt W. C. Barnes, Shipyard Commander is on the right.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado99k A clipping from the 24 September 1971 issue of Mare Island Naval Shipyard's newspaper the "Grapevine" showing CDR William J. Holland Jr., USN assuming command of Pintado (SSN-672) from RADM Edward W. Cooke, USN, ComSubFlot One.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado90k A clipping from the 24 September 1971 issue of Mare Island Naval Shipyard's newspaper the "Grapevine" showing ADM Clarey's flag being broken aboard the Pintado (SSN-672) during her commissioning ceremony at Mare Island on 11 Sep 1971.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Pintado87k News clipping from the Vallejo Times-Herald Sunday edition of 14 Nov 1971 showing Pintado's (SSN-672) arrival at San Diego after her trip from Mare Island.
U.S. Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.

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