Monday, June 09, 2008

The USS George Washington (SSBN 598)

The USS George Washington (SSBN 598) was the world’s first nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine. High Resolution Image
Arguably, it can be considered the submarine that has most influenced world events in the 20th Century. From its launching on June 9th 1959, at Groton, Conn, to its entry into service in December the United States instantly gained the most powerful deterrent force imaginable, a stealth platform with enormous nuclear firepower.

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