SSN 642 Kamehameha
Displacement: Submerged 8,250t.
Dimensions: Length 129.5m; Beam 10m; Draft 9.4m.
Armament: four (533mm) forward torpedo tubes.
Propulsion: S5W reactor, one shaft, 25+kts
Special Operations: 2 Dry Dock Shelers, 2 Seal Delivery Vehicle
Description: USS KAMEHAMEHA (SSN 642) was originally commissioned
SSN 640 Benjamin Franklin class as a ballistic missile submarines,
two remaining members of this class of submarine were converted
to special operations attack submarines, with a capacity for
carrying and delivering special operations forces added. They
were equipped to covertly insert Special Forces into hostile
territory. Like all submarines, they can sit off the coast
for as long as needed, undetected, waiting to act or leave
without rising tensions in the meantime.
|SSN 642 Kamehameha
||12 Dec 1965
||2 Apr 2002
|SSN 645 James K. Polk
||16 Apr 1966
||8 Jan 1999