USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633)

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USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633)
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USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) on 10 January 1983
United States
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
  • Per Tridentem Libertas
  • (Freedom through Seapower)
Fate: Scrapping via Ship-Submarine Recycling Program completed 21 October 1994
General characteristics
Class and type: James Madison-class submarine
  • 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
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

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 Casimir Pulaski (1745–1779), a Polish general who served in the American Revolutionary War.

Construction and commissioning[edit]

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.

Service history[edit]

History from 1964 to 1994 needed.

On May 1, 1989 Casimir Pulaski participated in Exercise Lantcoop 1-89.

Decommissioning and disposal[edit]

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.


External links[edit]

  • "USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633): The Story Of A Cold War Warrior".