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Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602)


George Washington Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 1 November 1958, at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME. Launched, 14 May 1960; Commissioned, USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602), 8 March 1961; Decommissioned and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 28 February 1981; Final Disposition, disposed of through NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 16 May 1994.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 5,959 t., Submerged: 6,709 t.; Length 381' 6"; Beam 33'; Draft 29'; Speed, Surfaced 20 kts, Submerged 25 kts; Complement 112; Test Depth 700'; Armament, 16 missile tubes; Subroc, six 21" torpedo tubes, Propulsion, S5W Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor, 2 geared turbines at 15,000 shp, one propeller.
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Abraham Lincoln250k The man of the hour, the new President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
Photograph submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Submarine Silhouettes 1960179kSubmarine 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.
U.S. Navy Photograph submitted by Ron Titus, courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand. Corp.
Nuclear Submarine Profiles187kNuclear Submarine Profiles 1960:
Nautilus (SSN-571),
Seawolf (SSN-575),
Triton (SSRN-586),
Skate (SSN-578) & Skipjack (SS-585) classes,
Halibut (SSGN-587) & Tullibee (SSN-597) classes,
George Washington (SSBN-598) &
Thresher (SSN-593) classes.
US Navy photo courtesy of Ron Titus courtesy of Ingersoll-Rand. Corp. Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston.
Abraham Lincoln295kSouvenir launching program of the Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) on 14 May 1960. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Photo added 03/04/12.
Abraham Lincoln389kAbraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) ready to be shot out head first at her launching, 14 May 1960. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Abraham Lincoln23kAbraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME. being launched, 14 May 1960.
US Navy photo.
Abraham Lincoln229k Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) leaves Portsmouth, N.H. for sea trials 1960. Photo by Robert C. Jeeves, courtesy of RJ Rutkowski, FTM2(SS)& plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602).
Abraham Lincoln30kThe Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) heads out to sea for trials, 1960.
US Navy photo.
Abraham Lincoln110kCommemorative post mark mailed on the occasion of the commissioning of the Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME., 11 March 1961.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Abraham Lincoln224kOld Glory is raised on the stern of the of the Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) during her commissioning at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME., 11 March 1961. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Abraham Lincoln20kAbraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) leaving Charleston, S.C. after loading missiles underway to 1st patrol - Rutkowski on deck. Photo courtesy of RJ Rutkowski, FTM2(SS)& plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602).
Abraham Lincoln164kFirst Polaris missle test firing by the Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602), circa 1961. Photo courtesy of R.J. Rutkowski, FTM2(SS) & plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) & submitted by Mike Smolinski.
Abraham Lincoln48k Abraham Lincoln's (SSBN-602) Sonar Room during her 1st patrol. Rutkowski,Thibodieux L-R.Photo courtesy of RJ Rutkowski, FTM2(SS)& plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602).
Abraham Lincoln66kAbraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) ties up alongside the submarine tender Proteus (AS-19), in 1961. Photo courtesy of R.J. Rutkowski, FTM2(SS) & plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) & submitted by Mike Smolinski.
Abraham Lincoln50kAbraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) next to Proteus (AS-19) in Holy Loch after 2nd patrol.Photo by Robert C. Jeeves, courtesy of RJ Rutkowski, FTM2(SS)& plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602).
Abraham Lincoln31kOld Glory waves in the breeze from Abraham Lincoln's (SSBN-602) stern next to the Proteus (AS-19) in Holy Loch after 2nd patrol. Photo courtesy of RJ Rutkowski, FTM2(SS)& plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602).
Abraham Lincoln84k Galley of the Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) during her 2nd patrol - Phillips,Rutkowski L-R.Photo courtesy of RJ Rutkowski, FTM2(SS)& plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602).
Abraham Lincoln96kMissile Control Center in the Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) during her 2nd patrol. Rutkowski,Davenport & Day L-R. Photo courtesy of RJ Rutkowski, FTM2(SS)& plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602).
Abraham Lincoln39kGeorge Washington (SSBN-598) in floating dry dock at Holy Loch, Scotland, as seen through the periscope of the Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) in 1961. Photo courtesy of RJ Rutkowski, FTM2(SS)& plank owner Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602).
Abraham Lincoln263kThe Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) heads out to sea, just offshore of Odiorne's Point, Rye, NH. In the background above the after part of the deck can be seen the concrete overhang of a former Coast Artillery Fort. This is almost certainly the remains of Fort Dearborn built at Odiorne's Point about 1940. It is now Odiorne's Point State Park and the remains of the battery are still there though overgrown and practically invisible from the seaward side, circa 1963.
US Navy photo from the collection of Edmund Cokely, CWO 2, USN Retired. Text courtesy of John Dupre'.
AFDB-7 62k Los Alamos (AFDB-7) at Holy Loch, Scotland, 19 March 1963, with Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) in the dock.
US Navy photo from DANFS, courtesy of Joe Radigan, MACM USN, Ret.
Abraham Lincoln72kA tug prepares to come alongside to help the Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) tie up to dock as the deck handlers make ready.
USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Abraham Lincoln120kThe Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) cuts through the Atlantic in this undated photo.US Navy Photo courtesy of pelicanharborsubvets.
Abraham Lincoln130kOpps "Crew Quarters" SN Richie Wagner MM Hoover and SN Gary Patterson from the 1968 Gold Crew.Photo courtesy of Tommye Hughes.
Abraham Lincoln163kTopside: Seaman Gang SN "Hugo" SN Gary Patterson tying up to Simon Lake (AS-33), 1968.Photo courtesy of Tommye Hughes.
Abraham Lincoln20kCommemorative post mark on the occasion the decommissioning of the Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602), 28 February 1981.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Reactor Compartments83kTrench 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.
Spent Fuel569kSealed 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),
Snook (SSN-592),
George Washington (SSBN-598),
Scamp (SSN-588),
Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601),
Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618),
Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600),
Dace (SSN-607),
John Adams (SSBN-620),
Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602),
Barb (SSN-596),
Ethan Allen (SSBN-608),
Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610),
Pollack (SSN-603),
Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN-685),
James Monroe (SSBN-622),
Skipjack (SS-585),
Nathan Hale (SSBN-623),
Plunger (SSN-595),
Shark (SSN-591),
Lafayette (SSBN-616),
Sam Houston (SSBN-609),
Jack (SSN-605),
Haddo (SSN-604),
Tinosa (SSN-606),
Guardfish (SSN-612),
Permit (SSN-594),
Queenfish (SSN-651),
Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631),
John Marshall (SSBN-611),
George C. Marshall (SSBN-654),
Flasher (SSN-613),
Guitarro (SSN-665),
Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617),
George Washington Carver (SSBN-656),
Tecumseh (SSBN-628),
Halibut (SSGN-587),
Will Rogers (SSBN-659),
Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655),
Daniel Boone (SSBN-629),
Greenling (SSN-614),
John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630),
Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633),
Skate (SSN-578),
Sargo (SSN-583),
Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657),
Sturgeon (SSN-637),
Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640),
Swordfish (SSN-579),
Seadragon (SSN-584),
Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634),
Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641),
Hammerhead (SSN-663),
Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658),
Tullibee (SSN-597),
Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644),
Pargo (SSN-650),
Seahorse (SSN-669),
Gurnard (SSN-662),
Flying Fish (SSN-673),
Gato (SSN-615),
Puffer (SSN-652),
Seawolf (SSN-575),
Baton Rouge (SSN-689),
Bergall (SSN-667),
Whale (SSN-638),
Henry Clay (SSBN-625),
James Madison (SSBN-627),
Finback (SSN-670),
Spadefish (SSN-668),
Sunfish (SSN-649),
George Bancroft (SSBN-643),
Grayling (SSN-646),
Pintado (SSN-672),
Tunny (SSN-682),
Archerfish (SSN-678),
& Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624).
USN photo & partial text courtesy of home.flash.net/~tomj/tunny/chop/rx. & submitted by Jack Treutle.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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