SSBN-636 General Specifications
Class: James Madison-class submarine
Named for: Nathanael Greene (1746-1782)
Complement: 14 Officers and 126 Enlisted
Displacement: 7250 tons
Length: 425 feet
Beam: 33 feet
Flank Speed: 16 knots
Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship-Submarine Recycling Program began 1 September 1998 and completed 20 October 2000
USS NATHANAEL GREENE (SSBN-636)
Greene (SSB(N)-636) was laid down 21 May 1962 at the
Portsmouth, N.H., Naval Shipyard; launched 12 May 1964; sponsored by Mrs.
Neander W. Wade, a descendent of General Nathanael Greene; and commissioned 19
December 1964, Comdr. Robert E. Crispin and Comdr. William 1\11. Cossaboom in
respective command of Blue and Gold crews.
Greene departed Portsmouth for shakedown, 30 December
1964, with Gold crew embarked. They were relieved 1 February 1965 by Blue Crew.
Her shakedown period was followed by availability at Portsmouth, after which
the submarine, with Blue Crew embarked, departed Portsmouth for a missile
loadout and her initial Polaris deterrent patrol. Rotating her crews at regular
intervals, Nathanael Greene has,
since that time, conducted deterrent patrols as a unit of the Atlantic Fleet
assigned to SubRon 18.
[Note: The above USS NATHANAEL GREENE (SSBN-636) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS NATHANAEL GREENE (SSBN-636), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]