USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633)
USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) on 10 January 1983
|Career (United States of America)|
|Namesake:||Casimir Pulaski (1745–1779), a Polish general who served in the American Revolutionary War|
|Ordered:||20 July 1961|
|Builder:||Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut|
|Laid down:||12 January 1963|
|Launched:||1 February 1964|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. John A. Gronouski, Jr.|
|Commissioned:||14 August 1964|
|Decommissioned:||7 March 1994|
|Struck:||7 March 1994|
|Motto:||Per Tridentem Libertas
(Freedom through Seapower)
|Fate:||Scrapping via Ship-Submarine Recycling Program completed 21 October 1994|
|Class & type:||James Madison-class submarine|
|Displacement:||7,300 long tons (7,417 t) surfaced
8,250 long tons (8,382 t) submerged
|Length:||425 ft (130 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draft:||32 ft (9.8 m)|
|Installed power:||S5W reactor|
|Propulsion:||2 × geared steam turbines
1 × shaft 15,000 shp (11,185 kW)
|Speed:||Greater than 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Test depth:||1,300 feet (400 m)|
|Complement:||Two crews (Blue and Gold) of 13 officers and 130 enlisted men each|
|Armament:||16 × ballistic missile tubes
4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633), a James Madison-class ballistic missile submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Kazimierz Pułaski (1745–1779), a Polish general who served in the American Revolutionary War.
Construction and commissioning
The contract to build Casimir Pulaski was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 20 July 1961 and her keel was laid down there on 12 January 1963. She was launched on 1 February 1964, sponsored by Mrs. John A. Gronouski, Jr., and commissioned on 14 August 1964, with Captain Robert L. J. Long in command of the Blue Crew and Commander Thomas B. Brittain, Jr., in command of the Gold Crew.
- History from 1964 to 1994 needed.
On May 1, 1989 Casimir Pulaski participated in Exercise Lantcoop 1-89.
Decommissioning and disposal
After her final cruise under Commander Kenneth W. Wrona, Casimir Pulaski was decommissioned on 7 March 1994 and simultaneously stricken from the Naval Vessel Register. Her scrapping via the Nuclear-Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at Bremerton, Washington was completed on 21 October 1994.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- Photo gallery of USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) at NavSource Naval History
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