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|179k||Submarine Silhouettes of 1960:|
Nautilus (SSN-571), Seawolf (SSN-575), Skate (SSN-578), Skipjack (SS-585), Triton (SSRN-586), Halibut (SSGN-587), Thresher (SSN-593), Tullibee (SSN-597), George Washington (SSBN-598), & Ethan Allen (SSBN-608) classes.
|USN photo submitted by Ron Titus, courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand. Corp.|
|187k||Nuclear Submarine Profiles 1960: |
Skate (SSN-578) & Skipjack (SS-585) classes,
Halibut (SSGN-587) & Tullibee (SSN-597) classes,
George Washington (SSBN-598) &
Thresher (SSN-593) classes.
|USN photo courtesy of Ron Titus courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand. Corp. Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)|
|1.79k||Tullibee (SSN-597) a few days before her launching.||A.P. Wirephoto courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|381k||The launching of the Tullibee (SSN-597) was sponsored by Mrs. John F. Davidson, the widow of Comdr. Charles F. Brindupke, commander of the Tullibee (SS-284).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|77k||The crew of the Tullibee (SSN-597) line her deck during Pre-Launch Ceremony on the Thames River at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 27 April 1960.||Photo courtesy of ship.bsu.by. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|905k||Tullibee (SSN-597) slides down the ways into the Thames River at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 27 April 1960.||A.P. Wirephoto courtesy of the Springfield Mass. Morning Union newspaper, submitted by Stan Svec.|
|313k||Tullibee (SSN-597) returning to her berth at General Dynamics Shipyard, Groton, Connecticut, after two days of successful sea trials on 10/3/1960. She is the first atomic submarine to be built specifically for anti-submarine warfare. This is the 15th nuclear submarine to go into operation for the United States."||USN photo # USN 1051126, courtesy of Cdr. Thomas B. Ray formerly of Essex CV-9 via Chris Stanley.|
|253k||Launching program for Tullibee (SSN-597).||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|103k||A two shark fined Tullibee (SSN-597) cuts through the waters during her seatrials off the New England coast, April - November 1960.||USN photo courtesy of The American Submarine, by Norman Polmar & submitted by Robert Hurst.|
|55k||A crewman salutes the national ensign during the Tullibee's (SSN-597) Commissioning Ceremony, 9 November 1960.||Photo courtesy of ship.bsu.by.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|32k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of Tullibee's (SSN-597) first day in commission, 9 November 1960.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|149k||Front cover of Tullibee's (SSN-597) Commissioning Booklet, 9 November 1960.||Courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|623k||Starboard side view of the Tullibee (SSN-597) probably taken shortly after her commissioning in 1960. The distinctive shark-fin domes are for the PUFFS sonar system.||USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|84k||The Tullibee (SSN-597) passes a three masted sailing vessel with a Guppy class boat behind her when she resumed developmental work in 1965 and operated in this capacity into the fall of that year.|| USN photo courtesy of John Davis.|
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
|365k||Tullibee in 1965.||Photo courtesy of Paul Petosky.|
|286k||Albacore (AGSS-569) & Tullibee (SSN-597) in dry dock at Portsmouth, Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.
On 28 October 1965, Tullibee's home port was temporarily changed to Portsmouth, N.H., when the ship entered the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, for an extensive overhaul. She remained in drydock for 754 days, emerging on 2 January 1968.
|Text courtesy of DANFS.|
Photo courtesy of Michael Scherb.
|365k||For the remainder of the year 1971, Tullibee (SSN-597) operated in the western Atlantic on NATO and ASW exercises. During this period, too, Tullibee received the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy for significant improvement in the ship's battle efficiency and readiness for that fiscal year.|
She is seen here on 17 April 1972.
|USN photo # NPC KN-20070 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|350k||Four page PDF Welcome Aboard the Tullibee (SSN-597), circa 1977.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|521k||Tullibee (SSN-597) underway.||USN courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|2.18k||Tug a Tullibee (SSN-597).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|268k||Tullibee (SSN-597) 1/200 scale solid cast resin model.||Model and photo by Ken Hart.|
|35k||Commemorative post mark of the Tullibee (SSN-597) decommissioning, 25 June 1988.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|86k||Cover of Tullibee (SSN-597) Decommissioning Ceremony pamphlet.||USN photo / Ken Hart.|
|83k||Trench 94, Hanford Site, Washington, 1994. Hull sections containing defueled reactor compartments of decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines are put in disposal trenches. Once full, the trench will be filled with dirt and buried. The compartments are expected to retain their integrity for more than 600 years.||USN photo & partial text courtesy of home.flash.net/~tomj/tunny/chop/rx. & submitted by Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|569k||Sealed reactor compartments are shipped by barge out of Puget Sound Naval Base down the coast and along the Columbia River to the port of Benton. There the radioactively-contaminated hull sections are transferred to special multiwheeled high-load trailers for transport to the Hanford Reservation in Washington State. Pictured below is the burial ground for spent fuel of the following 77 nuclear reactor submarines as of March 2003:|
Patrick Henry (SSBN-599),
George Washington (SSBN-598),
Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601),
Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618),
Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600),
John Adams (SSBN-620),
Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602),
Ethan Allen (SSBN-608),
Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610),
Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN-685),
James Monroe (SSBN-622),
Nathan Hale (SSBN-623),
Sam Houston (SSBN-609),
Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631),
John Marshall (SSBN-611),
George C. Marshall (SSBN-654),
Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617),
George Washington Carver (SSBN-656),
Will Rogers (SSBN-659),
Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655),
Daniel Boone (SSBN-629),
John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630),
Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633),
Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657),
Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640),
Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634),
Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641),
Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658) ,
Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644),
Flying Fish (SSN-673),
Baton Rouge (SSN-689),
Henry Clay (SSBN-625),
James Madison (SSBN-627),
George Bancroft (SSBN-643),
& Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624).
As time passes & more boats are retired from service and their reactors are brought here, so the numbers rise. In this photo dated November 2009, 98 nuclear submarines and six nuclear cruisers have been recycled. For an up to date view, click here
|USN photo & partial text courtesy of home.flash.net/~tomj/tunny/chop/rx. & submitted by Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).
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|01||CDR. Jortberg, Richard Edmund, USN (USNA 1945)||09.11.1960 - 00.06.1962 First Date in Commission|
|02||LCDR. Avery, Kenneth, (XO, OiC) USN||00.06.1962 - 19.01.1963|
|03||CDR. Hale, Robert Frank, USN (USNA 1948-A)||19.01.1963 - 10.06.1964|
|04||CDR. Synhorst, Gerald Emmett, USN (USNA 1949)||10.06.1964 - 22.06.1966|
|05||CDR. Fitzgerald Jr., Thomas Wooten, USN (USNA 1953)||22.06.1966 - 01.07.1970|
|06||CDR. Wigley, Lawrence Stewart (Larry), USN (USNA 1955)||01.07.1970 - 16.10.1974|
|07||CDR. Folta, Kenneth David, USN (USNA 1960)||16.10.1974 - 12.03.1977|
|08||CDR. Arnest, Charles Sherman, USN (USNA 1962)||12.03.1977 - 24.07.1979|
|09||CDR. Koczur, Daniel Joseph, USN (USNA 1963)||24.07.1979 - 26.04.1983|
|10||CDR. Candler, David William, USN (USNA 1967)||26.04.1983 - 21.11.1986|
|11||CDR. Skolds, Charles Richard (Rick), USN (USNA 1970)||21.11.1986 - 25.06.1988 Last Date in Commission|
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