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USS South Carolina (CGN-37) (formerly DLGN-37)

The USS South Carolina was the second ship in the CALIFORNIA class of nuclear cruisers. 
[Status: Disposed of by Recycling ]
Class: CGN 36  - California Class Cruiser, Guided Missile, Nuclear

 Delivery Date: 11/15/1974 
Award Date: 06/13/1968  Age (since delivery): 28.0 years 
Keel Date: 12/01/1970  Commission Date: 01/25/1975 
Launch Date: 07/01/1972  Decommission Date: 07/30/1999 
Age (since launch) 30.3 years  Years from Commission to Decommission: 24.5 
 Stricken Date: 07/30/1999 

Keel laid: December 1, 1970 
Launched: July 1, 1972 
Commissioned: January 25, 1975 
Decommissioned: September 4, 1998 
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News; Va. 
Propulsion system: two D2G General Electric nuclear reactors 
Propellers: two 
Length: 597 feet (182 meters) 
Beam: 61 feet (18.6 meters) 
Draft: 31,5 feet (9.6 meters) 
Displacement: approx. 10,500 tons 
Speed: 30+ knots 
Aircraft: none, but landing platform 
Armament: two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers, two Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, one ASROC missile launcher, two Mk 13 missile launchers for Standard missiles (MR), Mk 46 torpedoes 
Crew: 40 officers and 544 enlisted

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