USS Lafayette SSBN 616
Ship Characteristics

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General Characteristics
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1  Engine Room
2  Aux Machinery Room 2
3  Reactor Compartment
4  Aux Machinery Room 1
Watertight Compartments
5  Missile Compartment
6  Operations Compartment
7  Torpedo Room

Updated: 1/18/2015
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January 17, 1961
May 8, 1962
April 23, 1963
August 12, 1991

Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp
Groton, CT.

One S5W nuclear reactor
One

425 feet (129.6 meters)
33 feet (10 meters)
31.5 feet (9.6 meters)

Approx. 7,250 tons
Approx. 8,250 tons

16 - 20 knots
22 - 25 knots

Two crews of 13 Officers and 130 Enlisted

16 vertical tubes for Polaris or Poseidon missiles, 
4 horizontal 21" torpedo tubes

Mk-48 torpedoes, Mk-14/16 torpedoes, 
Mk-37 torpedoes and Mk-45 nuclear torpedoes