USS DRUM was one of the STURGEON - class attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on October 30, 1995, the DRUM is since then berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., awaiting her turn in the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program there.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: March 15, 1967|
|Keel Laid: August 20, 1968|
|Launched: May 23, 1970|
|Commissioned: April 15, 1972|
|Decommissioned: October 30, 1995|
|Builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.|
|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 DRUM. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS DRUM Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows the DRUM laid-up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. on March 14, 2010.