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Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619)
Commissioning & Active Service


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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 Jackson66kLayout of a pressurized water nuclear propulsion system such as appeared aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson143kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the Andrew Jackson's (SSBN-619) first sea trials, 9 May 1963.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Andrew Jackson380kThe fourth of June 1963 found the crew of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) during a series of photos for her trials. USN photo # NPC 1095035 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson137kThe trials of Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619). US Navy photo courtesy of pelicanharborsubvets.com.
Andrew Jackson266kThe Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) had easier trials as a submarine than he did as a President.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson64k Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619), the 13th and newest nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine to be commissioined, will join the fleet 3 July 1963.US Navy photo contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson171k Colors are raised for the first time aboard Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) during her commissioning at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 3 July 1963. She is seen in dry dock 3.US Navy photo # MSA 59898-7-63, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson899kView of the commissioning ceremonies of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) in dry dock #2 at Mare Island on 3 July 1963.US Navy photo # 59704-7-63, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson175kBow view of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) at Mare Island during her commissioning in dry dock 3 on 3 July 1963.US Navy photo # MSA 59897-7-63, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson94kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the commissioning of the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619), 3 July 1963. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Andrew Jackson200k Pictures shows the crews mess aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) configured as an operating room. Picture taken at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 19 July 1963.US Navy photo # MSA 59899-7-63, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.
Andrew Jackson152kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the Andrew Jackson's (SSBN-619) East - West Panama Canal Transit, 14 August 1963. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Andrew Jackson104kPresident John F. Kennedy watched a Polaris(A-2) missile launch from the Observation Island (E-AG-154) on 16 November 1963. The launch, from the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) occurred just six days before the President's tragic assassination. SP Director, Admiral "Pete" Gallantin can be seen over the President's left shoulder, while over his right shoulder is one of the IEC-built telemetry instrumentation vans. Photo & text courtesy of L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation.
Insert photo courtesy of Bob Haner, YN1, USN (Ret.), via JFK Library's Facebook page & Fabio Peña.
Photo added 02/20/13.
Andrew Jackson71kFront cover of an 8 page Welcome Aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) pamphlet, circa 1973. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson120kPage 2 of an 8 page Welcome Aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) pamphlet, circa 1973. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson59kPage 3 of an 8 page Welcome Aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) pamphlet, circa 1973, going ballastic. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson93kPage 4 of an 8 page Welcome Aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) pamphlet, circa 1973. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson96kPage 5 of an 8 page Welcome Aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) pamphlet, circa 1973. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson110kPage 6 of an 8 page Welcome Aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) pamphlet, circa 1973. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson276kPage 7 of an 8 page Welcome Aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) pamphlet, circa 1973. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson264kLast Page of an 8 page Welcome Aboard the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) pamphlet, circa 1973. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Andrew Jackson20k Commemorative post card marking the Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) launching a Poseidon C-3 missle, 1975. Courtesy of Richard Leonhardt.
Andrew Jackson396k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) underway on 28 October 1985. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-86-00711, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Andrew Jackson79k Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) in 1/200 scale, starboard side view. Model and photo by Ken Hart.

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