As a crewman aboard the USS Tunny (SSN 682), I can share some things about this ship. I was a Nuclear Machinst Mate from May 1994-March 1998, I served onboard until the very last day she was in commission. Most of the parts from this ship went to the special ops boat, USS Parche (SSN 683), which was also stationed out of Washington State. Tunny was parted out while in dry dock number 2 in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The rest of the boat was cut up and sent for recycling. It was a massive uptaking to cut the ship into pieces. If memory serves me right, there were three other ships being decommissioned at the same time as Tunny. They were the Ben Franklin (old boomer), Pintado, and Aspro. I could be wrong there. In terms of the nuclear core, it went to Hanford, Washington via heavily armoured train cars under the cover of night and US Marine close support. Operationally, the ship was in a fair to poor shape. The air conditioning units (R-134a Carrier brand) were on their last legs (we had to adjust the output via visegrips). The reactor core was showing signs of maybe becoming xeon precluded, although I can't confirm this now. All I know is we were doing a lot of pull and waits before steaming for San Diego for the last time. Some stuff that may not get reported Jane's Fighting Ships, EM2 John Peterson, saved Tunny from MAJOR damage when a very inept WEPS almost rammed Tunny into the pier in Pearl Harbor. Peterson got a NAM for that one. I, and not Michael Schermerhorn, was the very last SNOB (shortest nuke on board). Schermerhorn reenlisted and I did not. The SNOB book now sits in Davey Jones locker in the bottom on Puget Sound midway between Seattle and Bainbridge Island. I wanted to put that behind me. Overall Tunny was a great ship and had a fanastic last captain. The LiBr unit worked like a champ.