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|82k||Born in Westmoreland County, Va., 28 April 1758, James Monroe interrupted his education at William and Mary College in 1776 to join the Continental Army. He saw extensive action during the Revolutionary War receiving a wound at the battle of Trenton. In 1780 he began the study of law under Thomas Jefferson, then governor of Virginia, and 2 years later was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates to begin a legislative career which took him to the Confederation Congress and the United States Senate. He served the executive branch as Minister to France, Spain, and Great Britain. He joined Robert R. Livingston in negotiations with the French government leading to the Louisiana Purchase. President Madison appointed him Secretary of State in 1811 and added the War-Department portfolio to his duties during the closing months of the War of 1812. |
Elected fifth President of the United States in 1816, Monroe led the country during a period remembered as "The Era of Good Feeling." His administration witnessed the settlement of several long standing disputes with Great Britain, the acquisition of Florida, the Missouri Compromise, and the promulgation of the Monroe Doctrine. At the end of his second term Monroe retired to his estate, "Oak Hill" and died 4 July 1831 while on a visit to New York.
|Photo from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|531k||Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618) a few days before her launching on 24 February 1962. The James Monroe (SSBN-622) is on the left.||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|291k||Launching ceremony for the James Monroe (SSBN-622). Virginia Governor Albertis Harrison is at the podium.||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
Photo added 10/30/17.
|101k||Christening of the James Monroe (SSBN-622) by Mrs. Roswell L. Gilpatrick, wife of the Deputy Secretary of Defense.||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
Photo added 10/30/17.
|96k|| Mrs. Gilpatrick and her Matron of Honor, daughter-in-law Mrs Arthur Kudner, Jr.||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
Photo added 10/30/17.
|122k|| James Monroe (SSBN-622) Launch Invitation, 4 August 1962. ||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
||706k||CDR Warren R. Cobean (left) is relieved by LCDR John F. Mangold on 1 November 1962 as commanding officer of the Halibut (SSGN-587) at Mare Island. CDR Cobean new assignment will be Commanding Officer (Gold) of James Monroe (SSBN-622).||Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
||309k|| James Monroe (SSBN-622) during her alpha trials off the Atlantic coast, taken on 4 November 1963.
||USN photo # USN 1111912 courtesy of Charles Lamm via Gary Priolo.
||76k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the commissioning of the James Monroe (SSBN-622), 7 December 1963, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA. ||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
||230k||Commissioning of the James Monroe (SSBN-622), 7 December 1963, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA. ||USN photo # NPC 1136988, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||103k||James Monroe (SSBN-622) commissioning ceremony, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA., 7 December 1963. ||Courtesy of Harry J. Allston.
||3.75k||Twenty nine page PDF Welcome Aboard pamphlet for the James Monroe (SSBN-622).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
||79k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the first Missie firing aboard the James Monroe (SSBN-622), by the Gold Crew, off Cape Canaveral, 17 February 1964. ||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
||617k||James Monroe (SSBN-622) undocking, US Navy Yard, Charleston, SC. September 1968.
||Photo courtesy of Lowcountry Digital Library
||98k|| James Monroe (SSBN-622) at a Charleston S.C. yard pier April, 1969 for final testing after her overhaul. ||USN photo courtesy of Robert Hall.
||201k||Port side view of the James Monroe (SSBN-622) with the setting sun as a back drop, off of Charleston, S.C. during her sea trials, 1969. ||Photo by Jim Roddy
courtesy of the September 1971 edition of All Hands Magazine, submitted by Stan Svec.
||47k||James Monroe (SSBN-622) circa 1972. ||Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
||73k||Night time photo of the James Monroe (SSBN-622) alongside Proteus (AS-19) at Polaris Point, Guam. 1970 - 72.
||Photo courtesy of Ben Brooks.
||184k||James Monroe (SSBN-622) sailing either into or out of Apra Harbor, Guam. This photo would have been taken sometime from 1970 to 1972. ||Photo courtesy of Ben Brooks.
||215k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the James Monroe's (SSBN-622) decommissioning, 25 September 1990. ||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
||522k|| A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine James Monroe (SSBN-622) underway, 1 February 1991.
|| Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-ST-91-05223, by L. S. Ever, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
||2.67k||Seventeen page PDF Deactivization pamphlet for the James Monroe (SSBN-622).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
||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.
||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).
|USN photo & partial text courtesy of home.flash.net/~tomj/tunny/chop/rx. & submitted by Jack Treutle.
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