USS GREENLING (SSN 614)

Keel Laid Electric Boat Division, Groton August 15, 1961
Launched Electric Boat Division, Groton April 4, 1964
Commissioning Groton, Connecticut November 3, 1967
Inactivation Bremerton, Washington October, 1993
Ship's Sponsor Mrs. Henry C. Bruton

CHARACTERISTICS

Length 292 feet
Beam 32 feet
Submerged Displacement 4300 tons
Speed Greater than 20 knots
Diving Depth Deeper than 400 feet
Crew Complement 15 Officers and 120 Enlisted
Armament Four 24" Torpedo Tubes


UNIT AWARDS

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION 1968
NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION 1969
Battle 'E' for SUBDIV 102 1968 - 1969
NAVY UNIT COMMENDAIION 1970
MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION 1970
Battle 'E' for SUBDIV 102 1970
MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION 4 July - 28 July 1974
MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION June-July 1975
Sixth Fleet ASW HOOK'EM Award Summer 1988
Atlantic Fleet Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy 1988
Battle 'E' for SUBRON TEN 1988


The name GREENLING is a distinguished one in the United States submarine history, from the SS-213 with its twelve war patrols during World War II for which it received the Presidential Unit Commendation and Ten Battle Stars, to the SSN-614, one of the most decorated submarines in Groton. Each has been well constructed and well crewed, and in their own fashion, each has gone "in harm's way" and has served its country long and well. Both ships leave a rich legacy and high standard for the next submarine named GREENLING.