• Short Summary

    THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, AMERICA'S FIRST POLARIS SUBMARINE RETURNS TO NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, AFTER AN ABSENCE OF THREE AND A HALF YEARS, OF WHICH TWO AND A HALF WERE SPENT ON PATROL UNDER THE SURFACE OF THE OCEAN.

  • Description

    THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, AMERICA'S FIRST POLARIS SUBMARINE RETURNS TO NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, AFTER AN ABSENCE OF THREE AND A HALF YEARS, OF WHICH TWO AND A HALF WERE SPENT ON PATROL UNDER THE SURFACE OF THE OCEAN.

    THE NEW LONDON, GEORGE WASHINGTON WILL UNDERGO AN OVERHAUL THAT WILL DOUBLE HER MISSILE STRIKING RANGE, EXCHANGING THE 1,380-MILE A-1 POLARIS SYSTEM FOR THE NEW 2,880-MILE A-3 SYSTEM.

    THE FIRST OF A PLANNED FORCE OF 41 FLEET BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES, GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS LAUNCHED IN 1959 AND COMMISSIONED IN DECEMBER ON THE SAME YEAR. ON JULY 20, 1960 SHE BECAME THE FIRST SUBMARINE TO LAUNCH A POLARIS MISSILE WHILE SUBMERGED, AND FOUR MONTHS LATER SHE SAILED FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA TO BEGIN THE FIRST POLARIS PATROL FOR PEACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BLPQCQT3K9R6ZR3TUT51V13P
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BLPQCQT3K9R6ZR3TUT51V13P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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