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U.S.S. GEORGE WASHINGTON

(SSBN-598)

PRIMUS IN PACE
(FIRST IN PEACE

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USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN-598) - a George Washington-class submarine

In Commission 1959 to 1985

SSBN-598 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSBN-598 Shellback Initiation Add a SSBN-598 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1958-Keel Date: 1 NOV 1958
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
JUN1959-Launch Date: 9 JUN 1959
DEC1959-Commissioned: 30 DEC 1959
JUN1960-JUL1960Caribbean - Polaris Missle Testing
NOV1960-JAN19611st Patrol Nov 15 1960 after 12 noon Jan 21 1961 7:23 surface
APR1961-JUN1961North Atlantic
NOV1962-FEB1963North Atlantic
APR1970-JUL1970Mediterranean
JUL1970-JUN1971Regular Overhaul
NOV1971-JAN1972Mediterranean
OCT1972-JAN1973Panama Canal
FEB1973-Shellback Initiation - 18 FEB 1973 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1973-Shellback Initiation - 15 MAR 1973 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1975-JUN1975Golden order of the Dragon Crossing the date line and the equat
JAN1978-APR1978North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN1978-JAN1978Panama Canal
MAR1978-JUN1978Caribbean
JAN1985-Decommissioned: 24 JAN 1985

SSBN-598 General Specifications

Class: George Washington-class submarine

Named for: President George Washington (1732-1799)

Displacement: 5400 tons

Length: 381.6 feet

Beam: 33 feet

Draft: 29 feet

Range: Unlimited distance

Final Disposition: Recycling via the Ship-Submarine Recycling Program completed 30 September 1998