USS Sturgeon (SSN-637), the lead ship of her class of nuclear attack submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the sturgeon.
Sturgeon was decommissioned on 1 August 1994 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 August 1994. Ex-Sturgeon entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington, and on 11 December 1995 ceased to exist, with one exception.
On 15 September 1995 at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington, a ceremony commemorated the transfer of the Sturgeon’s sail from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The sail is now located in the museum parking lot.