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U.S.S. MARIANO G. VALLEJO

(SSBN-658)

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USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO (SSBN-658) - a Benjamin Franklin-class fleet ballistic missile submarine

In Commission 1966 to 1995

SSBN-658 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSBN-658 Shellback Initiation Add a SSBN-658 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1964 - Keel Date: 7 JUL 1964
at Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo CA
OCT 1965 - Launch Date: 23 OCT 1965
DEC 1966 - Commissioned: 16 DEC 1966
AUG 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 22 AUG 1968 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1968 - Shellback Initiation - 28 AUG 1968 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1976 - APR 1976 Mediterranean
MAR 1995 - Decommissioned: 9 MAR 1995

SSBN-658 General Specifications

Class: Benjamin Franklin-class fleet ballistic missile submarine

Named for: Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1807-1890)

Complement: 120 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6465 tons

Length: 425 feet

Beam: 33 feet

Flank Speed: Over 20 knots

Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program begun 1 October 1994 completed 22 December 1995



USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO (SSBN-658)



The fleet ballistic missile nuclear submarine Mariano G. Vallejo was laid down 7 July 1964 at the Mare Island Division, San Francisco Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.; launched 23 October 1965; sponsored by Miss Patricia O. V. McGettigan, great‑great‑granddaughter of General Vallejo; and commissioned 16 December 1966, Comdr. Douglas B. Guthe (blue crew) and Comdr. John K. Nunneley (gold crew) in command.

Mariana G. Vallejo, with two complete, equally trained crews, rotated at regular intervals to maximize patrol on station time, conducted shakedown and training exercises along the west coast, in the Caribbean, and off the coast of Florida. Transiting the Panama Canal for the second time on 21 March 1967, she headed for her assigned home port, Pearl Harbor. Arriving 10 April, she continued training exercises and sound trials, then returned briefly to Mare Island. Thence she sailed back to Pearl Harbor, becoming, as of 1 August, an on‑the‑line unit of Submarine Squadron 15. Since that time, into 1969, she has conducted deterrent patrols as a unit of the Pacific Fleet.

[Note: The above USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO (SSBN-658) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO (SSBN-658), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]