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USS Aspro (SSN 648)

- decommissioned -

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One of the STURGEON - class fast attack submarines, the USS ASPRO was the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. After 26 years of service, the submarine was both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 31, 1995, and later entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. On November 3, 2000, recycling was finished.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 26, 1963
Keel Laid: November 23, 1964
Launched: November 29, 1967
Commissioned: February 20, 1969
Decommissioned: March 31, 1995
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 292 feet (89 meters)
Beam: 31.7 feet (9.65 meters)
Draft: 29.2 feet (8.9 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 4,250 tons
Submerged: approx. 4,700 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots
Submerged: approx. 30 knots
Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon, Tomahawk, and SUBROC missiles, ability to lay mines
Crew: 12 Officers, 95 Enlisted

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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS ASPRO. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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Accidents aboard USS ASPRO:

May 26, 1978Puget Sund Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.About two cups of radioactive water leak from a pipe fitting aboard the ASPRO when a shipyard worker fails to shut a valve tightly. According to the Navy, no personnel suffered skin exposure. No radioactivity escaped to the outside environment.

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