Bill Keel
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
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The name “TULLIBEE” originated from a French Canadian word for a type of freshwater fish (“TOULIBI”), scientifically known as “COREGONUS NIPIGON (KOELZ)”. The ship’s motto, “VENATOR-NECATOR” (Hunter-Killer), attests to the fact that the ship’s primary mission is to detect and destroy enemy submarines. The keel was laid in May 1958 at Electric Boat Division of...
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333 Songbird Road
Collierville, TN 38017

Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

About This Site

This is the Association site for the decommissioned nuclear submarine, USS Tullibee SSN 597.