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Casimir Pulaski (SSBN 633)


Lafayette Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 12 January 1963, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 1 February 1964; Commissioned, USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN 633), 14 August 1964; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 3 July 1994; Disposed of through the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program, 21 October 1994 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.

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 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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Casimir Pulaski 146k Count Casimir Pulaski. Copy of engraving by H.B. Hall, published 1871. NARA FILE #: 111-SC-92025. USN photo # HD-SN-99-01720 by PH1 Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Poker585kTHREE OF A KIND-And an ace hidden in the hole. A trio of Polaris submarines poke their noses over the edge of their building ways while another while another lies hidden at extreme right. Photo was made just before James Madison (SSBN-627) (center) was launched yesterday, 15 March 1963. At left is the Von Steuben (SSBN-632) and at right is the John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630). At far right and not sporting a nose as yet is the Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635). The four-in-a-row Polaris lineup can be duplicated in only one other yard-Electric Boat-where the Daniel Webster (SSBN-626),Tecumseh (SSBN-628),Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631) & Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) have been laid down. The building slot vacated yesterday in Newport News by the James Madison soon will hold (SSNB-641), as yet unnamed. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Photo added 04/17/12.
Casimir Pulaski 235k Mrs. John A. Gronouski (whose husband gave us the 5 digit zip code) launches the Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) on 1 February 1964. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Casimir Pulaski 1.40k Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633), slides down the ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 1 February 1964. USN photo # NPC 1127106, courtesy of Electric Boat & of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Casimir Pulaski 90k Commemorative postal cover marking the occasion of the Casimir Pulaski's (SSBN-633) launching, 1 February 1964.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Casimir Pulaski 92k Commemorative postal cover marking the occasion of the Casimir Pulaski's (SSBN-633) commissioning, 14 August 1964.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Casimir Pulaski 91k The nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) underway, probably during her seatrials off the New England coast, summer 1964,
Official US Navy photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
Casimir Pulaski 17k Commemorative postal cover marking the occasion of the Casimir Pulaski's (SSBN-633) successfully firing of a Polaris A-3 missle from 2,500 miles on 13 November 1964 off Cape Caneveral.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Casimir Pulaski 206k Possibly the Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) alongside the Proteus (AS-19), possibly in Charleston S.C., August to October 1964.
USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org, text courtesy of David Johnston, USNR.
Casimir Pulaski 724k An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) underway 10 January 1983.
USN Photo # DN-SC-88-06626 by PH1 Cline, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Casimir Pulaski 105k The fairwater of the Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) shows the temporary windshield that is fitted for surface operations. The windshield folds for storage in the lower sail area.
USN photo.
Casimir Pulaski 100k The Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) cuts a wide swath with her wake through the Atlantic.
USN photo.
Casimir Pulaski 107k The large harbor tugs Tomahawk (YTB-789) and Paducah (YTB-758) push the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) toward the pier as the submarine arrives for Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11451 by PH1 J. Alan Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Casimir Pulaski 91k Sailors on the pier haul in lines from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) as the large harbor tugs Tomahawk (YTB-789) and Paducah (YTB-758) push the submarine into its berth. The Casimir Pulaski is participating in Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11454 by PH1 J. Alan Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Casimir Pulaski 380k The Gold Crew captain of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) presents a crewman with his submariner's breast insignia, or "dolphins," during an informal ceremony on the Casimir Pulaski mess deck.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11461 by PH1 J. Alan Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Casimir Pulaski 140k A view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) tied up to the pier as its crew brings aboard supplies during Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11462 by PH1 J. Alan Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Casimir Pulaski 100k A crane on the pier lifts a pair of torpedoes over to the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) tied up to the pier as its crew brings aboard supplies during Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11459 by PH1 J. Alan Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Casimir Pulaski 114k A member of Marine Detachment Security Group 6, part of a Fleet Anti-terrorist Security Team (FAST), checks the identification cards of Gold Crew sailors from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) before allowing them to board a bus as Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89 winds down.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11475 by PH1 J. Alan Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Casimir Pulaski 454k Sailors from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) pass along cans of food stacked on the pier as they work in a human chain to resupply their vessel during Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89 on 1 May 1989 at Port Canaveral, Florida.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11458 by PH1 Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Casimir Pulaski 634k Crewmen keep clear of the deck as a pair of torpedoes is brought into a storage compartment aboard the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) during Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89 on 1 May 1989 at Port Canaveral, Florida.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11460 by PH1 Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Casimir Pulaski 567k A member of Marine Detachment Security Group 6, part of a Fleet Anti-terrorist Security Team, shoulders his rifle as crewmen aboard the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) point out the location of a "terrorist" intruder during Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89. Another Marine stands ready to fire from the submarine's hull.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11471 by PH1 Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Casimir Pulaski 430k Escorted by the large harbor tug Tomahawk (YTB-789), the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) heads for the open ocean at the completion of Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11472 by PH1 J. Alan Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Casimir Pulaski 635k Several small craft lead the way as the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633) flanked by the large harbor tugs Paducah (YTB-758) and Tomahawk (YTB-789), heads for the open ocean at the completion Exercise LantCoopEx 1-89.
USN photo # DN-ST-89-11473 by PH1 J. Alan Elliot, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
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 Casimir Pulaski (SSBN 633) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest

FAS - SSBN-616 Lafayette Class FBM Submarines
USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633), The Story Of A Cold War Warrior

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