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U.S.S. THEODORE ROOSEVELT

(SSBN-600)

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USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SSBN-600) - a George Washington-class

In Commission 1961 to 1982

SSBN-600 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSBN-600 Shellback Initiation Add a SSBN-600 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1958 - Keel Date: 20 MAY 1958
at Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo CA
OCT 1959 - Launch Date: 3 OCT 1959
JUL 1960 - AUG 1960 Panama Canal
FEB 1961 - Commissioned: 13 FEB 1961
JUL 1962 - SEP 1965 Cold War Patrols with A1 then A3 missles. Target Leningrad Area
JAN 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JAN 1965 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1968 - MAR 1968 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
OCT 1969 - JAN 1970 North Pole
APR 1970 - JUL 1970 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
OCT 1970 - JAN 1971 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JAN 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 26 JAN 1976 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 26 JAN 1976 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1978 - NOV 1978 Completed Final Deterrent Patrol (#46)
FEB 1979 - FEB 1979 600th Dive
OCT 1979 - NOV 1979 Transit from Pearl Harbor-San Diego-Alameda-Esquimalt-Bangor
DEC 1979 - DEC 1979 First Boat to Offload Missiles at Subase Bangor
DEC 1982 - Decommissioned: 1 DEC 1982

SSBN-600 General Specifications

Class: George Washington-class

Named for: President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Complement: 100 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 5400 tons

Length: 381.6 feet

Beam: 33 feet

Flank Speed: 20 kn

Range: Unlimited distance

Final Disposition:Recycling via Ship-Submarine Recycling Program completed 24 March 1995