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Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634)


Lafayette Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 4 July 1962, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.; Launched, 30 November 1963; Commissioned, USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), 26 August 1964; Decommissioned, and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 8 February 1995; Final Disposition, disposed of through NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program), 13 October 1995, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 7,325 t., Submerged: 8,251 t.; Length 425'; Beam 33'; Draft 29'; Speed, Surfaced 16 kts, Submerged 21 kts; Depth limit 1,300'; Complement 140 (each crew, blue and gold); Armament, 16 missile tubes; four 21" torpedo tubes, forward, MK 14/16 Anti-ship Torpedo MK 37 Anti-Submarine Torpedo, MK 45 ASTOR Nuclear Torpedo MK 48 Anti-Submarine Torpedo; Propulsion, S5W nuclear reactor two geared steam turbines, 15,000 SHP, one propeller.
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Stonewall Jackson82k Portrait of General Stonewall Jackson. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson127kKeel laying ceremony for Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island on 4 July 1962. From left to right: RADM Edward J. Fahy (shipyard commander) is on the speakers stand, the following are not completely visible; D. L. Hughes, E. S. Tilley, and P. F. Minasian, E. S. Harvego (mid photo), LT R. M. Flaherty (ship superintendent) and CDR Charles A. Swift, Jr. (CHC).USN photo # 55529-7-62, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson92kKeel laying plaque on the keel of Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island on 4 July 1962. USN photo # 55532-7-62, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson44kPhoto of the replica of Stonewall Jackson's sword presented to the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson615kBow view of Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) with crew assembled on the deck and crowd is gathering on 30 November 1963 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.USN photo # 61224-11-63, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 11/12/17.
Stonewall Jackson532kMiss Julia McAfee (Sponsor) and RADM E. J. Fahy (Shipyard Commander) just before the launching of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) on 30 November 1963. Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 61228C-11-63 TH courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson451k4 page PDF Launching Program of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island on 30 November 1963. The black ribbon is in memory of the late President John F. Kennedy. USN photo # 55532-7-62, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson55k Portrait of Miss Julia McAffee, great granddaughter of General Stonewall Jackson and the Sponsor of the launching of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634). USN photo # 60523-10-63, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson294k Miss Julia McAffee, great granddaughter of General Stonewall Jackson and the Sponsor of the launching of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634). Photo dated 30 November 1963.USN photo # 61245 courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson709kPhoto of Blue Crew PCO, his wife and ship's Sponsor.
VIPs at launching reception for the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island on 30 November 1963. Left to right: Miss Julia McAfee (Sponsor), CDR John H. Nicholson (PCO, Blue Crew) and Mrs. Nicholson.
Photo # SSBN 634 61251-11-63 from the files of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 11/12/17.
Stonewall Jackson615kMiss Julia McAfee (Sponsor), Mrs. Randolph Preston (Matron of Honor) and Mrs. James Byington McAfee at the reception following the launching of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634).USN photo # 61247-11-63, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 11/12/17.
Stonewall Jackson133kMiss Julia McAffee, ship Sponsor, christens the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island on 30 November 1963. RADM Edward J. Fahy, shipyard commander, is to the left of Miss McAffee. USN photo # 61233-11-63, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson293k Christening ceremony of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 30 November 1963.USN photo # 61272 courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson340kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) on the ways before her launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 30 November 1963. USN photo # NPC 1095138 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Stonewall Jackson375kStern view of Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) on the ways before her launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 30 November 1963. USN photo # NPC 1095139 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Stonewall Jackson191kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at the end of the ways during launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 30 November 1963.USN photo # 61246 courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson554kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) afloat for the first time at her launching at Mare Island on 30 November 1963. Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 61237A-11-63 TH courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson729kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) in the middle of Mare Island channel after her launching at Mare Island on 30 November 1963.USN photo # 61241-11-63 VM, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 11/12/17.
Stonewall Jackson383kThe Navy tug Orono (YTM-190) alongside the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) following the submarine's launching at Mare Island on 30 November 1963. Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 61237D-11-63 TH courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson788kTugs Sea Mule (YTL-614) and Orono (YTM-190) preparing to move Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) to dry dock at Mare Island on 30 November 1963. Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 61237C-11-63 TH courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson854kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) entering dry dock at Mare Island after her launching on 30 November 1963.Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 61275-11-63 TH courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson191k Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) entering dry dock 3 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard to drop launch cradle after launching on 30 November 1963.USN photo # 61277 courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson92kCommemorative post mark honoring the Stonewall Jackson's (SSBN-634) launch, 30 November 1963, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Insert courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Trials & Commissioning
Stonewall Jackson116kView of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at her outfitting berth at Mare Island in May 1964.USN photo # 63346-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson104kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) shows water slug from missile tube at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 17 May 1964.USN photo # 63317 courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson143kForward port quarter view of Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) departing Mare Island for trials in June 1964. USN photo # 110373-6-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson589kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) on builders trials in late June 1964.Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 64055-6-64 TH courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson1.10kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) on builders trials 29 June 1964.Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 64056-6-64 TH courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson143kOfficial visitors boarding the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island in July 1964 while she was in the yard's dry dock #3. From left to right RADM Edward J. Fahy, shipyard commander, Governor Brown of California, Mrs. Fahy, VADM Hyman G. Rickover and CDR John H. Nicholson (PCO). The mast has been censored out of the photo. USN photo # 64119-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson514k California Governor Edmund G. Brown; CDR J. H. Nicholson, Commanding Officer (Blue Crew); and VADM Hyman G. Rickover are about to go aboard the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) in dry dock #2 at Mare Island on 7 July 1964. USN photo # 64118-7-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson729k California Governor Edmund G. Brown; Mrs. Edmund G. Brown, and VADM Hyman G. Rickover in the control room of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) in dry dock #2 at Mare Island on 7 July 1964. USN photo # 64123-7-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson781kRADM Eugene B. Fluckey (COMSUBPAC) speaks at the commissioning of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island on 26 August 1964.USN photo # 64779-8-64, from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson425kRADM Fahey speaks at the commissioning of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island on 26 August 1964.USN photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
Stonewall Jackson121k Crew topside during commissioning ceremony of Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 26 August 1964.USN photo # 64773 courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson90kCommemorative post mark honoring the Stonewall Jackson's (SSBN-634) commissioning, 26 August 1964.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Insert courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Stonewall Jackson119kView of Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at her berth at Mare Island. Not sure of date. Photo number indicates photo taken prior to commissioning but she is flying a jack forward and colors aft. The mast has been censored out of the photo. USN photo # 63944-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson92k Photo of the official commissioning party aboard Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) during her commissioning ceremonies at Mare Island on 26 August 1964. USN photo # 64781-8-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson1.77kFront Cover of the 8 page PDF Commissioning Program for the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), 26 August 1964. USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson104kLine handlers aboard Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) at the South end of Mare Island in September 1964. USN photo # 64891-9-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Stonewall Jackson1.77kSixteen page PDF Welcome Aboard pamphlet of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634).USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Stonewall Jackson365kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) got underway from Vallejo on 3 September for her shakedown cruise to Cape Kennedy Fla.
She is seen here on 12 October 1964.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo # NPC 1107253 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Stonewall Jackson631kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) underway in the blue Pacific. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Stonewall Jackson303k Simon Lake (AS-33) servicing the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) in 1965.Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Stonewall Jackson876kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) returns to Mare Island on 10 February 1965 after a shakedown cruise and missile test-firing. Tug ID from left to right: Lelaka (YTB-514), Orono (YTB-190), YTL-434 and YTL-435.Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo # 66640-2-65 TH courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Service - Final Disposition
Stonewall Jackson122kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), taken in 1965 while passing under the Golden Gate Bridge. USN photo.
Stonewall Jackson26kCommemorative post mark issued on the occasion of Stonewall Jackson's (SSBN-634) transiting of the Panama Canal in March 1965.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
<Stonewall Jackson109kStonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), loading Polaris C3 missile s, at Bangor, WA. The fleet ballistic missile submarine (FBM) entered post-shakedown availability on 13 February 1965, then made final preparations at Bangor, Wash., for overseas movement.USN photo / Federation of American Scientists. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Stonewall Jackson146kAn Mk 37 wire guided torpedo which was part of the usual armament during the 60's/70's is loaded through the torpedo launching trunk of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634).Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Michael E. Grey, TM2 Woodrow Wilson SSBN 624(G),1968-1971. US Navy / NARA photo.
George Bancroft & Stonewall Jackson44kA pair of boomers tied up to a pier in Charleston, S.C., 1982. George Bancroft (SSBN-643) is inboard of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634). USN photo courtesy of Phil L. Rasey.
Stonewall Jackson116kOfficial USN photo of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) underway, sometime between 1984-90. USN photo courtesy of Lanny W. Cusimano & Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
Stonewall Jackson200kThe Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) on 29 August 1986 after flooding of drydock 2 at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. The ship had been in the drydock for overhaul since 30 September 1985. We were in the yard until December of 1987. USN photo courtesy of Lanny W. Cusimano.
Stonewall Jackson744k"Reach for the sky", a Trident C4 missile that was fired from the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), climbs towards the heavens on 27 February 1988.USN photo taken from Range Sentinel by Lt. David Weaver, courtesy of Lanny W. Cusimano.
Stonewall Jackson521kA starboard view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), underway on 1 February 1991 off the naval Air Station at Barbers Point, Hawaii. Photo # DN-ST-91-05228 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Augusta & Stonewall Jackson441kA view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), (left), and the nuclear-powered attack submarine Augusta (SSN-710) tied up at the Trident pier at Port Canaveral, Florida, on 13 March 1994. Official USN photo # DN-SC-95-00045 by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Stonewall Jackson512kA port bow view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), tied up at the Trident pier at Port Canaveral, Florida, on 13 March 1994.Official USN photo # DN-SC-95-00046 by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Stonewall Jackson253kUndated port quarter view of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Stonewall Jackson682kUndated bow on photo of the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Scraping26kCommemorative post mark issued on the occasion of Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634), Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658) , Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641), and Hammerhead (SSN-663), at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, entering Dry Dock No. 4 for scraping 8 November 1994.Courtesy of 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.

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