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Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730)

Radio Call Sign: November - November - Romeo - India

Ohio Class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, as the Rhode Island, January 1981, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT.; Launched, 15 October 1983; Commissioned, USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730),6 October 1984, in honor of the late senator who died 1 September 1983. Henry M. Jackson is assigned to the US Pacific Fleet and is homeported at Bangor, WA.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 16,764 t., Submerged: 18,750 t.; Length 560'; Beam 42'; Draft 29'; Speed, Surfaced 20+ kts, Submerged 25 kts; Depth limit 800'; Complement 155 (each Blue and Gold crews); Armament, 24 Trident I and II missile tubes, four 21" torpedo tubes, MK-48 torpedoes; Sensor, BQQ-6 Bow mounted sonar, BQR-19 Navigation, BQS-13 Active sonar, TB-16 towed array; Propulsion System, One S8G nuclear reactor core reloaded every nine years, two geared steam turbines, one shaft, output of 60,000 hp.
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Ohio Class63kCut out of the Ohio Class (SSBN-743) submarine.
Courtesy of Robert Hall.
Georgia83k Sponsor Sheila McKinney Watkins is escorted by David S. Lewis, Chairman of the Board at General Dynamics, as they depart after the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Georgia (SSBN-729). Walking behind her are Admiral James D. Watkins, Chief of Naval Operations, and Maid of Honor Susan Watkins on 6 Nov 1982.
Behind it, under construction, is the Rhode Island (SSBN-730). The boat's name was changed to Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) in honor of the late senator who died 1 September 1983, she would be launched on 15 October 1983.
USN photo # DN-ST-83-04507 by PH2 Dana Babin & text from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Georgia718k A view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Georgia (SSBN-729), during the launch ceremony 6 Nov 1982. Behind it, under construction, is the Rhode Island (SSBN-730). The boat's name was changed to Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) in honor of the late senator who died 1 September 1983, she would be launched on 15 October 1983.
USN photo # DN-ST-83-04518 by PH2 Dana Babin & text from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Portsmouth249kThe Portsmouth (SSN-707) slides down the launching ways at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT, 18 September 1982. The boomer in the background is the Rhode Island (SSBN-730). The boat's name was changed to Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) in honor of the late senator who died 1 September 1983, she would be launched on 15 October 1983.
US Navy photo courtesy of Dusty Wilson (MMCSS Ret.) with photo i.d. courtesy of Fabio Pena.
Portsmouth57kThe Portsmouth (SSN-707) slides down the launching ways at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT, 18 September 1982. The boomer in the background is the Rhode Island (SSBN-730) before her name was changed to Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) in honor of the late senator who died 1 September 1983, she would be launched on 15 October 1983.
US Navy photo courtesy of news.navy.mil. & submitted to this site by Bill Gonyo. photo i.d. courtesy of Dusty Wilson (MMCSS Ret.)
Henry M. Jackson83kLaunching Program for the Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), held at Electric Boat at Groton, CT on 15 October 1983.
Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Henry M. Jackson31kCommemorative postal cover marking the launching of the Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT., 15 October 1983.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Henry M. Jackson133kHenry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), underway, probably off the Atlantic coast during her shakedown period, 1983 - 84.
US Navy photo courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists (fas.org)
Henry M. Jackson51kThe Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), sometime shortly after her launching at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT., 15 October 1983.
US Navy photo courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists (fas.org)
Henry M. Jackson140kCrewmen raise the admiral's flag aboard the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) during its commissioning ceremony. Admiral Kinnaird R. McKee, Deputy Commander for Nuclear Propulsion, Naval Sea Systems Command, is a guest at the commissioning ceremony for the Ohio class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine on 6 October 1984.
USN photo # DN-SC-85-08002 by PHAN Karen Boulden,nfrom the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Henry M. Jackson146kStarboard side view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) during its commissioning ceremony.
USN photo # DN-SN-85-07371 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Henry M. Jackson267kThe 21st demonstration and shakedown operational launch of a Trident missile takes place from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) on 4 Dec 1984. This is also the 46th flight of the Trident.
USN photo # DF-SC-85-12676 by Bob Duff, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Henry M. Jackson397k A low-angle bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) inside the Magnetic Silencing Facility, Bangor, WA., 1 May 1985.
USN photo by Linda Skonieczny, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Henry M. Jackson138kThe nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), is serviced at Delta Pier on 1 Jun 1987. The Olympic moutain range is in the background.
USN photo # DN-ST-88-05575 by Brian Nokell, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Henry M. Jackson148kA port bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) moored to a pier at Pearl Harbor on 1 July 1989.
USN photo # DN-SC-92-06793 by OS2 john Bouvia & text from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Henry M. Jackson80kFireman (FN) Jody Brockitt tosses over a line to crewmen on board the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) in preparation for a personnel transport from the submarine to the sub base service craft alongside as the ship enters the Pearl Harbor on 18 May 1994. USN photo # DN-ST-95-00503 by PH1 William S. Lindsey, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Henry M. Jackson114kIn June 2001, CAPT Mark Olson took command of Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) (BLUE). During his tour, his crew completed five strategic deterrent patrols, earned three awards of the Medical 'M', two awards each of the Navigation 'N' and Communications 'C', one award of the Engineering 'E' and Deck 'S', and the Submarine Group Nine Command Excellence Award.
USN photo submitted by Bill Gonyo. Photo added 02/25/09.
Henry M. Jackson91kNight view of the Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), at the sub base at Bangor, WA., putting to sea on 4 January 2004, during the big Puget Sound snowstorm.
Contributed by Larry Lee, courtesy of rontini.com.
Henry M. Jackson133kCommemorative postal cover marking the Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), undergoing D-5 conversion at Puget Sound Naval Base, 7 December 2004.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Henry M. Jackson124k At left, Certified Executive Chef Klaus Schubauer of the Double Tree Hotel in Misosula, Mont., teaches Culinary Specialists from the Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) Gold Crew some new cooking ideas and techniques at the Trident Refit Dining Facility on 27 February 2005.
US Navy photo by John Woodmansee, text courtesy of JO2 Mary Popejoy, Subase Bangor Public Affairs, csp.navy.mil.
Henry M. Jackson58kThe nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) transits the Panama Canal, circa 2005.
USN photo courtesy of the Panama Canal Company.
Henry M. Jackson225kCrew members aboard the ballistic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), load fresh Hawaiian fruit after arriving in Pearl Harbor on 31 March 2008 after their first patrol in four years.
US Navy photo # N-6107B-003 by Sonar Technician 2nd Class Will Blackshear, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Henry M. Jackson122kTorpedoman's Mate 3rd Class Garrity Johnson stands lookout aboard the ballistic missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) as she pulls out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
US Navy photo # N-6107B-001 by Sonar Technician 2nd Class Will Blackshear, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Henry M. Jackson302kSailors assigned to the ballistic-missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) participate in firefighting training at the advanced firefighting school at Trident Training Facility, Bangor.
U.S. Navy photo # N-4649C-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton. via Bill Gonyo.
Henry M. Jackson221kMachinist's Mate 1st Class Steven Perry, an instructor at the the advanced firefighting school at Trident Training Facility, Bangor at Naval Base Kitsap, ensures a Sailor stationed aboard the ballistic-missile submarine Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) is properly dressed in a firefighting ensemble before firefighter training at Silverdale, Wash. 10 September 2008.
U.S. Navy photo # N-4649C-003 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton.
Trident6.mThe attached file gives about 50 photos and illustrations of a Trident missile submarine and its equipment. It gives you a pretty good idea of the surroundings and "living in a sewer pipe" with unclassified pictures. Richard Scheeder via Ron Reeves, HTC, USNR (ret.)

There is no DANFS History currently available for Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
FAS - SSBN-726 Ohio-Class FBM Submarines
US Navy CHINFO Navy Fact File - Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines - SSBN
Virtual Tour of USS Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site

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