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Trepang (SSN-674)


Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 28 October 1967, at the Electric Boat Division, of General Dynamics, Groton, CT.; Launched, 27 September 1969; Commissioned, USS Trepang (SSN-674), 14 August 1970; Decommissioned and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 1 June 1999; Final Disposition, disposed of through NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 7 April 2000.

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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Trepang309kThe Trepang (SSN-674) sponsored by Mrs. Melvin R. Laird, wife of the Secretary of Defense.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Trepang390k Trepang (SSN-674) first day of launch cover, 27 September 1969.Photo courtesy of Paul Petosky.
Trepang117kThe Trepang (SSN-674) slides down the shipway during her launch at Electric Boat Division, of General Dynamics, Groton, CT., 27 September 1969.US Navy photo.
Trepang914kTrials of the Trepang (SSN-674) on 5 July 1970.USN photo # NPC 1145182 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 04/10/14.
Trepang906kTrials of the Trepang (SSN-674) on 5 July 1970.USN photo # NPC 1145186 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 04/10/14.
Trepang1.22kTrials of the Trepang (SSN-674) on 5 July 1970.USN photo # NPC 1145183 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 04/10/14.
Trepang154kRear Admiral Dean Reynolds Sackett, Jr comes from Beatrice, Nebraska where he grew up and attended high school. In 1952, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating with distinction in 1956. He also received a Master of Science Degree in Engineering from George Washington University. He completed a full career of 34.5 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1991 as a Rear Admiral. His assignments included tours in destroyers and nuclear submarines in the Navy's nuclear power program. He commissioned, as Commanding Officer, the Trepang (SSN-674) [14 August 1970 to 7 December 1973]. He also served as Commanding Officer of the Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) [11 June 1976 to 15 May 1978], a nuclear capable repair ship.USN photo # DN-SC-88-07729, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Photo added 04/10/14.
Sturgeon Class43k Oil on canvas painting by the artist Jim Christley entitled "Trailing".
During the Cold War the US Naval Submarine Force was tasked with keeping tabs on Soviet Naval movements in particular, the Soviet Submarine Force. Submarines of the Sturgeon Class were well suited to this task and often trailed Soviet submarines for days reporting on their movements and recording noise signatures. In this image, such a trailing has turned into a close aboard encounter as a Soviet Viktor III Class has turned to port to check his baffles (to listen to see if anyone is immediately astern). A trailing Sturgeon has stopped his screw and gone quiet. Extending far behind the US submarine is its towed array sonar which assists in giving a clear picture of the oceanís acoustics
Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
Submerged submarines145kSubmerged submarines in tandem.U.S. Navy Photo courtesy of Robert Hall.
Trepang82kBow on view of the Trepang (SSN-674), February 1971. Official US Navy photo # NPC 1146830 courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr. & ussnewyork.com.
Trepang74kThe Trepang (SSN-674) and the Fulton (AS-11).Official US Navy photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
Trepang69kTrepang (SSN-674) surfaced above the Arctic circle, 1971.USN photo courtesy of Arctic Submarine Laboratory.
Trepang368kTen photo PDF / Welcome Aboard the Trepang (SSN-674).USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Trepang410kFive page PDF / COC Trepang (SSN-674), 7 April 1973.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Trepang154k The sail of the nuclear-powered submarine Trepang (SSN-674) protrudes from the ice near Ice Camp Opal, one of three research stations established on the polar ice cap during the Arctic Research and Environmental Acoustic (AREA) program. AREA '85 is a Navy-sponsored expedition to study oceanography, acoustics, geophysics, communications and submarine warfare in the polar environment. Crew members are removing ice from one of the ship's hatches.USN photo # DN-ST-87-02290 by PH1 David B. Loveall, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Trepang127k The sail and tail fin of the nuclear-powered submarine Trepang (SSN-674) protrude from the ice after surfacing near Ice Camp Opal, one of three research stations established on the polar ice cap during the Arctic Research and Environmental Acoustic (AREA) program.USN photo # DN-ST-87-02298 by JOC Kleinenberger, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Trepang377kIce is cleared from the hatch of the nuclear-powered submarine Trepang (SSN-674) on 5 July 1985.USN photo # DN-ST-87-02294 by PH1 David B. Loveall, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Trepang127kThe Ships Control party maneuvers Trepang (SSN-674) while underway under the ice pack during ICEX-85 operations in support the Arctic Research and Environmental Acoustic (AREA) program in June 1985.USN photo # DN-ST-87-02303 by JOC Kleinenberger, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Bill Lambing.
Trepang138k Admiral (ADM) James D. Watkins, chief of naval operations, left, and Vice Admiral (VADM) N.R. Thunman, deputy chief of naval operations, submarine Trepang (SSN-674) while inspecting the Arctic Research and Environmental Acoustic (AREA) program. USN photo # DN-ST-87-02289 by PH1 David B. Loveall, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Trepang91kTrepang (SSN-674) ready to enter Portsmouth, U.K. for a post ICEX-85 port visit, June 1985.Photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Bill Lambing.
Trepang125kTrepang (SSN-674) approaching Toulon, France, after 6th Fleet exercizes, June, 1987. The mountains behind us are the French Alps, extreme southern range.Photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Bill Lambing.
Trepang418k Trepang's (SSN-674) crew photo in dry dock, undated.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 04/10/14.
La Maddalena Italy69kThe Orion (AS-18) and two of her charges at La Maddalena Italy, August 1987: Trepang (SSN-674) inboard of the Skipjack (SSN-585).Photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
Trepang43kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of Trepang's (SSN-674) 20th anniversary commissioning, 14 August 1990.Photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
Trepang67kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of Trepang's (SSN-674) visit to the Southern hemisphere, 21 September 1996.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Trepang188k Painting by the artist G. Levey of the Trepang (SSN-674) & Trepang (SS-412) underway. Courtesy of SSN 674 - USS TREPANG
Trepang80kThe Trepang (SSN-674) entering Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery,ME.Official US Navy photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
Trepang65k The crew's "dining room", the mess decks, from the U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine Trepang (SSN-674), is displayed as part of the submarine exhibit which opened 12 April 2000 to the public at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.U.S. Navy photo by Alan P. Goldstein, Navy Office of Information.
The cribbage board and a paperback copy of Anne Rice's 'Queen of the Damned' that appear in the crew's mess were donated by Montgomery Boyle, Formerly ET2(SS) aboard the Trepang.
Trepang152k The commode / bathroom (head) from the C.P.O. (Chief Petty Officer) quarters aboard a typical U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine (in this case) the Trepang (SSN-674) of the Cold War era is displayed as part of the exhibition which opened 12 April 2000 to the public at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
The commodes and wash sinks are in a separate space from the showers. Two commodes and three sinks in a space six feet by six feet was considered "luxurious" by sailors from diesel powered boats of WWII.
Photo copyrighted by the Smithsonian/NMAH-Transportation.
Photo # P5280475 courtesy of Paul F. Johnston, Ph.D.
Curator of Maritime History National Museum of American History / Captain Pete Boyne (USN Ret) / Admiral Jerry Holland (USN Ret) & Alice Jonaitis.
Text courtesy of Admiral Jerry Holland (USN Ret).
Trepang179k The commode / bathroom (head) from the C.P.O. (Chief Petty Officer) quarters aboard a typical U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine, (in this case) the Trepang (SSN-674), of the Cold War era is displayed as part of the exhibition which opened 12 April 2000 to the public at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
The commodes and wash sinks are in a separate space from the showers. Two commodes and three sinks in a space six feet by six feet was considered "luxurious" by sailors from diesel powered boats of WWII.
Photo copyrighted by the Smithsonian/NMAH-Transportation.
Photo # P6020109 courtesy of Paul F. Johnston, Ph.D.
Curator of Maritime History National Museum of American History /Captain Pete Boyne (USN Ret) / Admiral Jerry Holland (USN Ret) & Alice Jonaitis.
Text courtesy of Admiral Jerry Holland (USN Ret).

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