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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

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1961-Keel Date: 31 JUL 1961
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
MAR1962-MAR1962Cuban Missle Blockade
AUG1962-Launch Date: 4 AUG 1962
DEC1963-Commissioned: 7 DEC 1963
OCT1968-FEB1969Dry Dock
JAN1971-JUN1974Middle Pacific
JAN1971-JUN1974West Pac
JAN1975-JAN1977Regular Overhaul
JAN1977-JAN1980Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JAN1977-JAN1978Sea Trials
JUN1977-DEC1977Sea Trials
JAN1978-Shellback Initiation - 20 JAN 1978 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1978-AUG1979North Atlantic
JUN1979-JUL1979First Submarine in Kings Bay
OCT1982-JAN1983North Atlantic
AUG1989- Shellback Initiation - 5 AUG 1989 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1990-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