Authorized
November 15, 1957
Keel Laid
May 26, 1958
Launched
April 27, 1960
Commissioned
November 9, 1960
Decommissioned
June 25, 1988
Motto
Venator-Necator
Latin: Hunter-Killer
Fate
Entered Ship-Submarine
Recycling Program,
5 January 1995
USS TULLIBEE  SSN 597
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General Characteristics
Type:
Nuclear Submarine
Displacement:
2,316 long tons (2,353 t)
surfaced

2,607 long tons (2,649 t)
submerged
Length:
273 ft (83 m)
Beam:
23 ft 7 in (7.19 m)
Draft:
21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion:
S2C reactor
Speed:
13 knots
(24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced

14.8 knots
(27.4 km/h; 17.0 mph)
submerged
Complement:
6 officers and 60 enlisted
Armament:
4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo
tubes
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  • The first quiet nuclear submarine
    with turbo electric drive
  • The first integrated sonar suite,
    including both a low-frequency
    passive array, for long range
    detection, and a spherical array,
    for approach and attack (AN/BQQ
    Series Sonar)
  • The first submarine specifically
    designed as an ASW (Anti-
    Submarine Warfare) weapon
  • The first submarine with torpedo
    tubes amidships
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The USS Tullibee (SSN 597)
The only submarine of its class
was a submarine of firsts, including:
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