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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
NOV 1958 - Keel Date: 1 NOV 1958
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
JUN 1959 - Launch Date: 9 JUN 1959
DEC 1959 - Commissioned: 30 DEC 1959
JUN 1960 - JUL 1960 Caribbean - Polaris Missle Testing
NOV 1960 - JAN 1961 1st Patrol Nov 15 1960 after 12 noon Jan 21 1961 7:23 surface
APR 1961 - JUN 1961 North Atlantic
NOV 1962 - FEB 1963 North Atlantic
APR 1970 - JUL 1970 Mediterranean
JUL 1970 - JUN 1971 Regular Overhaul
NOV 1971 - JAN 1972 Mediterranean
OCT 1972 - JAN 1973 Panama Canal
FEB 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 18 FEB 1973 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 15 MAR 1973 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1975 - JUN 1975 Golden order of the Dragon Crossing the date line and the equat
JAN 1978 - APR 1978 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN 1978 - JAN 1978 Panama Canal
MAR 1978 - JUN 1978 Caribbean
JAN 1985 - 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