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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|
|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|
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.
Accidents aboard USS ASPRO:
|May 26, 1978||Puget 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.|