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Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619)
Keel Laying - Launching


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Lafayette Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 26 April 1961, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.; Launched, 15 September 1962; Commissioned, USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619), 3 July 1963; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 31 August 1989; Disposed of through the (NPSSRP) Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 30 August 1999.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 7,250 t., Submerged: 8,250 t.; Length 425' ; Beam 33'; Draft 32'; Speed, Surfaced/Submerged 20+ kts; Complement 120; Test depth 1,300'; Armament, 16 Polaris missile tubes, four 21" torpedo tubes; Propulsion, S5W Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor, two geared turbines at 15,000 shp, one propeller.
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Andrew Jackson149k Gen. Andrew Jackson. The Hero of New Orleans. 1815. Copy of lithograph by James Baillie, ca. 1840s. NARA FILE #: 208-PR-10P-2 Official U.S. Navy Photograph # HD-SN-99-01753, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Andrew Jackson712kRADM L. V. Honsinger, USN, Shipyard Commander is at the speaker’s stand during the keel laying of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island on 26 April 1961. Honorary “keel layers” are standing on the right and are Russell P. Tye, Plant and Utilities Group; Joseph S. Ronan, Master Electrician; Charles J. O’Donnell, Chief Planner and Estimator; and John A. Dahlgren, Supervisor Material Division, Supply Department. US Navy photo # 51043-4-61, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson775k Ship’s patch at the time of her keel laying at Mare Island. US Navy photo # 54752-4-61, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson186k RADM L. V. Honsinger, USN authenticates the keel of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 26 April 1961. The Andrew Jackson is the shipyard's second Fleet Ballistic Submarine and her 8th nuclear powered submarine.US Navy photo # NY9-51044-4-61, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson884k This is a clipping from Mare Island Naval Shipyard's newspaper Grapevine 28 April 1961 edition. The pictures caption read: "Russell Tye, Master of Plant Utilities Shops, reenacted the Battle of New Orleans with a bale of cotton and his trusty squirrel gun in honor of old 'Andy' Jackson at the keel laying of the Polaris submarine Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619), named for the seventh president. Other honorary keel-layers were (left to right) Joseph S. Ronan, Master Electrician; Charles J. O'Donnell, Chief Planner and Estimator; and John A. Dahlgren, Supervisor Material Division, Supply Department."Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 51042-4-61 TH contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson311kThis photo dated April 1961, shows hull sections of Fleet Ballastic Submarine Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) being fabricated in Shop 11 (Shipfitters) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Deck houses in the background are for FRAM working underway at the shipyard on several destroyers.US Navy photo # 50936-4-61, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson339kThis photo dated April 1961, shows hull sections of Fleet Ballastic Submarine Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) being fabricated in Shop 11 (Shipfitters) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson131k Hull section 11 being transported from the southern hull fabrication area to the building ways. This section is for the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island Naval SHipyard on 10 June 1961.US Navy photo # NY9-51682-6-61, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson196k Bulkhead 92-94 of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) is being rasied on the building ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 12 April 1961. US Navy photo # NY9-50917-4/61, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson199k The bow section of Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) is being loaded at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for shipment to Mare Island Naval Shipyard in November 1961.US Navy photo # NSH-9933, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson447k Article on the Andrew Jackson's (SSBN-619) triggerman, Mr. Kimball, from the 14 June 1962 edition of the yard’s newspaper, the Grapevine.USN Photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson152k This is the photo ready art work for the front page of the 14 September 1962 edition of Mare Island Naval Shipyard's newspaper Grapevine marking the launching of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619).US Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson274k The silver trigger key of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) which is engraved with the name of Keith Kimball, Master of the Power Plant at Mare Island, for many years. Photo contributed by Kathy Kimball.
Andrew Jackson254kObverse side of the silver trigger key of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619). Photo contributed by Kathy Kimball.
Andrew Jackson275kReverse side of the silver trigger key which is engraved with the name of Master Shipwright J.N. Honodel. Photo contributed by Kathy Kimball.
Andrew Jackson478kGroup photo of the VIPs at the launching of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island on 15 September 1962: Seated left to right; Mrs. Lookwood; Mrs. Kimball; Mrs. Straub; Mrs. Russell; Mrs. Fahy; Mrs. Estes Kefauver, Sponsor; Miss Lynda Kefauver, Maid of Honor; Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Whittle.
Standing, left to right: Mr. Thornton C. Bunch, President, Masters’ and Foremen’s Assn.; ENS Richard N. Gandy, USN, Shipyard Aide; LTJG Samuel Nunez, USN, Aide to Shipyard Commander; Mr. Keith Kimball, Master Mechanic (Utilities), Triggerman; VADM Earle W. Mills, USN(Ret); RADM George L. Russell, USN, Commandant, Twelfth Naval District; VADM Charles A. Lookwood, USN(Ret); RADM Edward J. Fahy, USN, Commander, Mare Island Naval Shipyard; RADM Ralph K. James, USN, Chief of the Bureau of Ships; LTJG Marc J. Walsh, USNR Shipyard Aide; CDR Charles H. Swift, Jr., Senior Shipyard Chaplain; CDR Alfred J. Whittle, USN, Prospective Commanding Officer (Blue); CDR James B. Wilson, USN Prospective Commanding Officer (Gold); and Capt Paul F. Straub, Jr., USN, Shipyard Production Officer.
USN Photo # 56222-9-62, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson226kBow view of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) just prior to its launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 15 September 1962. The bow of the Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) is visible to the right.US Navy photo # NY9-56201-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson271kElevated bow view of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island on building ways One North on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # NY9-56202-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson176kPhoto of the official launching party of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island on 15 September 1962. Left to Right: RADM Edward J. Fahy, USN, Commander, Mare Island Naval Shipyard; Mrs. Estes Kefauver, Sponsor; Miss. Lynda Kefauver, Maid of Honor, and ENS Richard N. Gandy, USN, Shipyard Aide.US Navy photo # NY9-56212-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson884kRADM Edward J. Fahy, USN, Shipyard Commander stands ready to assist Mrs. Estes Kefauver, Sponsor to christen the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # 56230-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson2.9kMrs. Estes Kefauver christens the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # 56214-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson276k Mrs. Estes Kefauver, Sponsor, christening the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # NY9-56215-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson987k The Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) is at the end of the building ways at Mare Island on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # 56219-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson608kStern view of Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) just entering the water during her launching on 15 September 1962.Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 56218C-4-62 TH contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson283kAndrew Jackson (SSBN-619) is waterborne for the first time after launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # NY9-56218-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson530kStern view of Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) afloat for the first time at Mare Island on 15 September 1962.Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 56218D-4-62 TH contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson243kAndrew Jackson (SSBN-619) is shown entering the water from the building ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # NY9-56290-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson303kAndrew Jackson's (SSBN-619) crew holding on to their salute as the boat enters the water from the building ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 15 September 1962.USN photo # NPC 1062709 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson167kBoardside view of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) after her launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # NY9-56220-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson987kTugs are alongside to get the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) into dry dock #2 to drop her launching cradle at Mare Island on 15 September 1962. Tugs are on port side are left to right: Satanta (YTM-270), Sea Mule (YTL-614) is removing ship riders and YTL-435. The tug on the starboard side could be Lelaka (YTB-514).US Navy photo # 56219-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson1.10kThe tug Satanta (YTM-270) is preparing to move the new launched Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) to dry dock #3 after her launching at Mare Island on 15 September 1962. Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 56218C-9-62TH contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson824kAndrew Jackson (SSBN-619) in Mare Island's dry dock #3 after launching on 15 September 1962.Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 56223-9-62 TH contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson332kLaunching program for the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) on 15 September 1962.Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Andrew Jackson128kPhoto of Mrs. Estes Kefauver, Sponsor of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at the reception following the launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # NY9-56223-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson135kPhoto of CDR & wife; Mrs. Alfred J. Whittle, USN, PCO of Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) (Blue Crew) and CDR & wife; Mrs. James B. Wilson, USN, PCO of Andrew Jackson (Gold Crew) at a reception at Mare Island Naval Shipyard following the launching of the ship on 15 September 1962.US Navy photo # NY9-56231-9-62, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson79kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the launching of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) on 15 September 1962. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.

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