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U.S.S. JAMES MONROE

(SSBN-622)

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USS JAMES MONROE (SSBN-622) - a Lafayette-class submarine

In Commission 1963 to 1990

SSBN-622 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSBN-622 Shellback Initiation Add a SSBN-622 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1961 Keel Date: 31 JUL 1961
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
MAR 1962 - MAR 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
AUG 1962 Launch Date: 4 AUG 1962
DEC 1963 Commissioned: 7 DEC 1963
OCT 1968 - FEB 1969 Dry Dock
JAN 1977 - JAN 1978 Sea Trials
JAN 1977 - JAN 1980 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JAN 1978 - AUG 1979 North Atlantic
JUN 1979 - JUL 1979 First Submarine in Kings Bay
SEP 1990 Decommissioned: 25 SEP 1990

SSBN-622 General Specifications

Class: Lafayette-class submarine

Named for: James Monroe (1758-1831)

Complement: 13 Officers and 130 Enlisted

Displacement: 7250 tons

Length: 425 feet

Beam: 33 feet

Flank Speed: 20 knots

Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship-Submarine Recycling Program completed 10 January 1995