Nuclear submarine USS Lafayette (SSBN-616)

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Classification

Submarine class:
Type:
Submarine: Ballistic missile submarine

Basic information

Namesake:
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), a French hero of the American Revolutionary War.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:

Measurements

Surface displacement:
7370 t
Submerge displacement:
8380 t
Length:
130 m
Beam:
10 m
Draft:
9.6 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 1 * S5W PWR nuclear reactor
  • 2 * geared steam turbines (15,000 shp (11,000 kW))
  • 1 * shaft
Surface speed:
20 knots
Submerge speed:
25 knots
Test depth:
400 m

Crew

Complement:
143

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • BQS-4 sonar
  • BQR-7 passive detecting-ranging sonar
  • BQR-19 navigation
  • BQR-15 Signal Processing and Display (SPAD) towed array
  • SINS Mk2 ship's inertial navigation system
Armament:
  • 16 * Polaris A2/A3 or Poseidon C3 missiles
  • 4 * 21 inch (533 mm) Mark 65 torpedo tubes with Mark 113 firecontrol system (12 * Mark 48 torpedoes)

USS Lafayette (SSBN-616), the lead ship of her class of ballistic missile submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named to honor Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero who fought alongside and significantly aided the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

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