U.S.S. ROBERT E. LEE

(SSBN-601)

PAX DETERRENDO
(PEACE THROUGH DETERRENCE

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USS ROBERT E. LEE (SSBN-601) - a George Washington-class submarine

In Commission 1960 to 1983

SSBN-601 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSBN-601 Shellback Initiation Add a SSBN-601 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1958 - Keel Date: 25 AUG 1958
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
DEC 1959 - Launch Date: 18 DEC 1959
SEP 1960 - Commissioned: 15 SEP 1960
APR 1963 - Shellback Initiation - 19 APR 1963 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1964 - AUG 1964 North Atlantic
JAN 1966 - DEC 1970 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG 1973 - AUG 1973 Panama Canal
OCT 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1974 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1976 - AUG 1978 USS Robt. E Lee - 3rd overhaul - 2nd time at Mare Island NSY
JAN 1978 - JAN 1980 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JUL 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1979 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1980 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1981 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1983 - Decommissioned: 1 DEC 1983

SSBN-601 General Specifications

Class: George Washington-class submarine

Named for: Robert E. Lee (1807-1870)

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 30 September 1991