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U.S.S. ETHAN ALLEN

(SSBN-608)

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USS ETHAN ALLEN (SSBN-608) - an Ethan Allen-class submarine

In Commission 1961 to 1983

SSBN-608 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1959-Keel Date: 14 SEP 1959
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
OCT1960-NOV1960Blue Crew DASO & 8 Missile Ripple Shots
NOV1960-JAN1963polaris launch near manila for air show
NOV1960-NOV1960Launching at EB
NOV1960-Launch Date: 22 NOV 1960
FEB1961-MAR1961Operation Frigid Bird - Nations Only Live Nuclear Warhead Firing
AUG1961-Commissioned: 8 AUG 1961
OCT1961-The first launch of a POLARIS A2 test vehicle
APR1962-MAY1962first polaris A2 launch pacific
APR1962-MAY1962The Frigate Bird test of a fully-armed Polaris missile.
JUN1962-SEP1962First deployment out of Charleston ending in Holy Loch
OCT1962-OCT1962On Blue Patrol During Cuban Missile Crisis
DEC1964-MAY1965Mediterranean
MAY1966-SEP1967Regular Overhaul
FEB1969-MAY1972Mediterranean
SEP1974-Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1976-Shellback Initiation - 16 JAN 1976 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1978-JAN1979Deterrent Patrol COMSUBRON 15
APR1979-Shellback Initiation - 7 APR 1979 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1983-Decommissioned: 31 MAR 1983

SSBN-608 General Specifications

Class: Ethan Allen-class submarine

Named for: Ethan Allen (1738-1789)

Complement: 12 Officers and 128 Enlisted

Displacement: 6955 tons

Length: 410 feet 4 inches

Beam: 33.1 feet

Flank Speed: 16 kn

Final Disposition: Recycling via the Ship and Submarine Recycling Program completed 30 July 1999