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|123k||Provincial Company, New York Artillery. Captain Alexander Hamilton 1776. Watercolor by D.W.C. Falls, 1923. (U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units)||NARA FILE #: 391-AR-2-1. USN photo # HD-SN-99-01684, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.|
|797k||(Original Caption) 2/22/1958- Drawn three years ago, this missile-launching submarine is very nearly one of Tinsley's dreams-come-true. The U.S. Navy has recently revealed that its Polaris guided missile is being developed for firing while its sub launching base is underwater. Tinsley's geography can't be faulted, either. He's placed the sub just beyond the polar icecap, where the nuclear-powered Nautilus recently completed an Arctic practice maneuver. |
Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) is the fictional submarine doing the shooting.
|Photo Bettmann Collection/Getty Images, courtesy of gettyimages.com.|
|293k||Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) is christened in color & black & white by Mrs. Valentine Hollingsworth, great, great, great granddaughter of Alexander Hamilton.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|524k||Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617), the nation's 13th nuclear submarine touches water for the first time at her launching at 12:30 today. Ceremony was at General Dynamics / Electric Boat, Groton CT., where she was built.||AP wirephoto courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|492k||40 Tons of concrete is dropped with a splash to arrest the momentum of the Polaris missile submarine Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) as it was launched at the General Dynamics shipyard in Groton CT., 18 August 1962.||AP wirephoto courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|212k||Launching program for the Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) on 18 August 1962.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|291k||Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) sporting a Boston area code during her launch on 18 August 1962.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|493k||Topside, starboard bow view of the Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) 24 May 1963.||USN photo # NPC 1126946 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|108k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the first day in commission of the Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617), 27 June 1963.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|369k||Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) on 1 July 1963.||USN photo # NPC 1079233 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|1.34k||Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) commissioning at General Dynamics Electric Boat on 27 June 1963. Tecumseh (SSBN-628) is being outfitted alongside. The Nathan Hale (SSBN-623) appears in the top right.||Photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 04/21/19.
|429k||Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) 12 May 1964.||USN photo # NPC 1103073 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|105k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the first Polaris patrol of the Alexander Hamilton's (SSBN-617) Blue crew, 12 May 1964.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|280k||Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) launches a Poseidon missile on 28 May 1975.||USN photo # NPC 1126946 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|88k||Swim call on the Alexander Hamilton's (SSBN-617) steel beach, 50 miles off the coast of Jacksonville, FL.,April 1982.||USN photo contributed by Jim Kimpel.|
|78k||Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) tied up alongside the tender Hunley (AS-31). Pic taken from the "Donut" which was where waste oil was pumped, circa 1984.||USN photo contributed by Jim Kimpel.|
|119k||The Blue weapons department of the Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) at sunset waiting on the docks after being dropped off by a tug. We had transferred by tug to the boat during our off-crew time to perform MK-48 proficiency testing. I believe it was Andros Island, circa 1983-84.||USN photo contributed by Jim Kimpel.|
|107k||Stern view of the Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) taken from the tug facing aft after we transferred off the boat after testing, circa 1983-84.||USN photo contributed by Jim Kimpel.|
|317k||Sonar supervisor Jim Kimpel doing pre-underway checks of the sonar equipment aboard the Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617), circa 1983-84.||USN photo contributed by Jim Kimpel.|
|2.86k||Alexander Hamilton was multilingual, so it is only natural that a 5 page PDF Spanish version of Welcome Aboard the Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) should appear. Circa 1989.||Photo courtesy of Richard Hoffner.|
|615k||A starboard view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) underway on 1 February 1991.||USN photo # DN-ST-91-05222, by LCDR C. Larsen, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|36k||Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617), underway, date and place unknown.||USN photo contributed by Jim Kimpel.|
|492k||30 years of Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617).||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|625k||An aerial view of four boomers in the early stages of being scrapped out in a graving dock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, 17 May 1993. |
Assuming the 17 May 1993 date is correct and based on recycling data in the June 1995 edition of Naval Proceedings, these are the likely submarines in the photo. Canít tell which one is which.
On the top port side most likely is the Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617).
The rest are Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655),
George Washington Carver (SSBN-656) &
Will Rogers (SSBN-659).
Alexander Hamilton recycling start date was 1 October 1992 & recycling end date was 28 February 1994.
Henry L. Stimson start date was 2 November 1992, end date 28 February 1994.
George Washington Carver start date was 2 November 1992, end date was 12 March 1994.
Will Rogers start date was 2 November 1992, end date 12 August 1994.
|Text I.d. courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
USN photo # DN-ST-95-01860 by Calvin Larsen, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
|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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