US Missile Submarines



Halibut
General Characteristics,USS Halibut
Builder: Mare Island
Naval Shipyard
Power Plant: One nuclear
reactor, two geared steam
turbines, two shafts
Length: 350 feet
Beam: 29 feet
Displacement: Approx.
3602 tons
Crew: 9 Officers, 108 Enlisted
Arm* The " G " stands for guided missle which utilized the Regulus missile system.
This missile system later proved to be unsatisfactory due to improvements in
ballistic missile technology. Armament: Four torpedo tubes forward.
 

USS Halibut (SSN-587) (ex-SSGN-587)*  
Commissioned: January 4, 1960  
Decommissioned: June 30, 1976

 



George Washington
General Characteristics, George Washington Class
Builders: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division; Newport News
Shipbuilding; Mare Island; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Power Plant: One nuclear reactor, two geared steam turbines, one shaft
Length:
Beam:
Displacement:
Speed: 20+ knots (23+ miles per hour, 36.8 +kph)
Crew:
Armament: MK-48 torpedoes, six torpedo tubes
Date Deployed: December 30, 1959 (USS George Washington) 
 

USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN 598)  
Commissioned: December 30, 1959  
Decommissioned: January 24, 1985 

 

USS PATRICK HENRY (SSBN 599)  
Commissioned: April 9, 1960  
Decommissioned: May 25, 1984 

 

USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SSBN 600)  
Commissioned: February 13, 1961  
Decommissioned: February 28, 1981 

 

USS ROBERT E. LEE (SSBN 601)  
September 16, 1960  
Decommissioned: November 30, 1983 

 

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (SSBN 602)  
Commissioned: March 8, 1961  
Commissioned: February 28, 1981 


Ethan Allen
General Characteristics, Ethan Allen Class
Builders: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division; Newport News
Shipbuilding
Power Plant: One nuclear reactor, two geared steam turbines, one shaft
Length:
Beam:
Displacement:
Speed: 20+ knots (23+ miles per hour, 36.8 +kph)
Crew:
Armament: MK-48 torpedoes, six torpedo tubes
Date Deployed: August 8, 1961 (USS Ethan Allen)
 

USS ETHAN ALLEN (SSBN 608)  
Commissioned: August 8, 1961  
Decommissioned: March 31, 1983 

 

USS SAM HOUSTON (SSBN 609)  
Commissioned: March 6, 1962  
Decommissioned: September 20, 1991 

 

USS THOMAS A. EDISON (SSBN 610) 
Commissioned: March 10, 1962 
Decommissioned: November 30, 1983 

 

USS JOHN MARSHALL (SSBN 611) 
Commissioned: May 21, 1962 
Decommissioned: July 22, 1992

 

USS THOMAS JEFFERSON (SSBN 618) 
Commissioned: January 4, 1963 
Decommissioned: January 24, 1985

 



Lafayette
General Characteristics, Lafayette Class
Builders: General Dynamics' Electric
Boat Division; Mare Island Naval
Shipyard, Newport News Shipbuilding,
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Power Plant: One nuclear reactor, one
geared steam turbine, one shaft
Length: 425 feet
Beam: 33 feet
Displacement: Approx. 7,363 tons
Speed: 20+ knots (23+ miles per hour,
36.8 +kph)
Armament: Mk 48 torpedoes; four
torpedo tubes. 16 Polaris missiles (later
back-fitted to the Poseiden missile
systems
Date Deployed: April 23, 1963 (USS Lafayette)
 

USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN 616) 
Commissioned: April 23, 1963 
Decommissioned: August 12, 1991 

 

USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON (SSBN 617) 
Commissioned: June 27, 1963 
Decommissioned: February 23, 1993 

 

USS ANDREW JACKSON (SSBN 619) 
Commissioned: July 3, 1963 
Decommissioned: August 28, 1989 

 

USS JOHN ADAMS (SSBN 620) 
Commissioned: May 12, 1964 
Decommissioned: March 24, 1989 

 

USS JAMES MONROE (SSBN 622) 
Commissioned: December 7, 1963 
Decommissioned: September 25, 1990 

 

USS NATHAN HALE (SSBN 623) 
Commissioned: November 23, 1963 
Decommissioned: November 3, 1986

 

USS WOODROW WILSON (SSBN 624) 
Commissioned: December 27, 1963 
Decommissioned: September 1, 1994

 

USS HENRY CLAY (SSBN 625) 
Commissioned: February 20, 1964 
Decommissioned: November 6, 1990 

 

 USS DANIEL WEBSTER (SSBN 626)* 
Commissioned: April 9, 1964 
Decommissioned: February 4, 1993 

* Converted to the Moored Training Ship in Charleston, S.C. (MTS 626)



James Madison
General Characteristics, James Madison Class
Builders: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division
Power Plant: One nuclear reactor, two geared steam turbines, one shaft
Length:
Beam:
Displacement:
Speed: 20+ knots (23+ miles per
hour, 36.8 +kph)
Crew: 13 Officers, 107 Enlisted
Armament: MK-48 torpedoes, four torpedo tubes
Date Deployed: July 28, 1964 (USS James Madison)
 

USS JAMES MADISON (SSBN-627)* 
Commissioned: July 28, 1964 
Decommissioned: November 20, 1992 

 

USS TECUMSEH (SSBN-628) 
Commissioned: May 29, 1964 
Decommissioned: July 23, 1993 

 

USS DANIEL BOONE (SSBN-629) 
Commissioned: April 23, 1964 
Decommissioned: February 4, 1994 

 

USS JOHN C CALHOUN (SSBN-630) 
Commissioned: September 15, 1964 
Decommissioned: March 11, 1994 

 

USS ULYSSES S GRANT (SSBN-631) 
Commissioned: July 17, 1964 
Deccommissioned: June 12, 1992

 

USS VON STEUBEN (SSBN-632) 
Commissioned: September 30, 1964 
Decommissioned: February 26, 1994 

 

USS CASIMIR PULASKI (SSBN-633) 
Commissioned: August 14, 1964 
Decommissioned: March 7, 1994 

 

USS STONEWALL JACKSON (SSBN-634) 
Commissioned: August 26, 1964 
Decommissioned: February 9, 1995

 

USS SAM RAYBURN (SSBN-635)* 
Commissioned: December 2, 1964 
Decommissioned: December 12, 1986 

 

USS NATHANIEL GREENE (SSBN-636) 
Commissioned: December 19, 1964 
Decommissioned: December 12, 1986

 
* Now converted to a moored training platforms MTS-635 (1989) and MTS-626 (1993)



Benjamin Franklin
General Characteristics, Benjamin Franklin Class
Builders: Mare Island Naval Shipyard; General Dynamics Electric Boat Division
Power Plant: One nuclear reactor, two geared steam turbines, one shaft
Length: 425 feet (129.5 meters)
Beam: 33 feet (10.1 meters)
Displacement: Approx.
8,250 tons (7425 metric tons) submerged
Speed: 20+ knots (23+ miles per hour, 36.8 +kph)
Crew: 15 Officers, 150 Enlisted
Armament: MK-48 torpedoes, four torpedo tubes
Date Deployed: Oct. 22, 1965 (USS Benjamin Franklin)
 

USS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (SSBN-640) 
Commissioned: October 22, 1965 
Decommissioned: November 23, 1993

 

USS SIMON BOLIVAR (SSBN-641) 
Commissioned: October 29, 1965 
Decommissioned: February 24, 1995 

 

USS KAMEHAMEHA  (SSBN-642)* 
Commissioned: December 10, 1965 

 

USS GEORGE BANCROFT (SSBN-643) 
Commissioned: January 22, 1966 
Decommissioned: September 21, 1993 

 

USS LEWIS AND CLARK (SSBN-644) 
Commissioned: December 22, 1965 
Decommissioned: August 1, 1992 

 

USS JAMES K. POLK (SSBN-645)* 
Commissioned: April 16, 1966 

 

USS GEORGE C. MARSHALL (SSBN-654) 
Commissioned: April 29, 1966 
Decommissioned: September 24, 1992 

 

USS HENRY L. STIMSON (SSBN-655) 
Commissioned: August 20, 1966 
Decommissioned: May 5, 1993 

 

USS GEORGE W. CARVER (SSBN-656) 
Commissioned: June 15, 1966 
Decommissioned: March 18, 1993

 

USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN-657) 
Commissioned: December 3, 1966 
Decommissioned: September 7, 1993

 

USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO (SSBN-658) 
Commissioned: December 16, 1966 
Decommissioned: March 9, 1995 

 
* Now converted to SSN-642 & SSN-645



Ohio
General Characteristics, Ohio Class
Builders: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division.
Power Plant: One nuclear reactor, two geared steam turbines, one shaft
Length: 560 feet (170.69 meters)
Beam: 42 feet (10.06 meters)
Displacement: Approx.18,700 tons (16,830 metric tons) submerged
Speed: 20+ knots (23+ miles per hour, 36.8 +kph)Name & Hull Number
*USS Henry M. Jackson was originally named USS Rhode Island until Henry M. Jackson died, who was a supporter of the Trident program, so they renamed it USS Henry M. Jackson.
 

USS Ohio (SSBN-726) 
Commissioned: November 11, 1981

 

USS Michigan (SSBN-727) 
Commissioned: September 11, 1982 

 

USS Florida (SSBN-728) 
Commissioned: June 18, 1983

 

USS Georgia (SSBN-729) 
Commissioned: February 11, 1984 

 

USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730)(Original named Rhode Island) 
Commissioned: October 6, 1984

 

USS Alabama (SSBN-731) 
Commissioned: May 25, 1985 

 

USS Alaska (SSBN 732) 
Commissioned: January 25, 1986

 

USS Nevada (SSBN 733) 
Commissioned: August 16, 1986 

 

USS Tennessee, (SSBN-734) 
Commissioned: December 17, 1988

 

USS Pennsylvania (SSBN-735) 
Decommissioned: September 9, 1989

 

USS West Virginia (SSBN-736) 
Commissioned: October 20, 1990 

 

USS Kentucky (SSBN-737) 
Commissioned: July 13, 1991

 

USS Maryland (SSBN-738) 
Commissioned: June 13, 1992

 

USS Nebraska (SSBN-739) 
Commissioned: July 10, 1993 

 

USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740)
Commissioned: September 9, 1994

 

USS Maine (SSBN-741)
Commissioned: September 29, 1995

 

USS Wyoming (SSBN-742)
Commissioned: July 13, 1995

 

USS Louisiana (SSBN-743)
Commissioned: 1997

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