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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

Add a SSBN-608 Shellback Initiation Add a SSBN-608 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP 1959 - Keel Date: 14 SEP 1959
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
OCT 1960 - NOV 1960 Blue Crew DASO & 8 Missile Ripple Shots
NOV 1960 - Launch Date: 22 NOV 1960
NOV 1960 - NOV 1960 Launching at EB
FEB 1961 - MAR 1961 Operation Frigid Bird - Nations Only Live Nuclear Warhead Firing
AUG 1961 - Commissioned: 8 AUG 1961
OCT 1961 - The first launch of a POLARIS A2 test vehicle
APR 1962 - MAY 1962 The Frigate Bird test of a fully-armed Polaris missile.
APR 1962 - MAY 1962 first polaris A2 launch pacific
JUN 1962 - SEP 1962 First deployment out of Charleston ending in Holy Loch
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 On Blue Patrol During Cuban Missile Crisis
SEP 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 16 JAN 1976 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1978 - JAN 1979 Deterrent Patrol COMSUBRON 15
APR 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 7 APR 1979 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1983 - 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