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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CLASS SUBMARINES FACT SHEET

 

Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CLASS SUBMARINES

 

Launch Status: Retired

 

Number Placed In Service: 12

 

Length: 425 Feet

 

Beam: 33 Feet

 

Surface Displacement: 7,350 Tons

 

Submerged Displacement: 8,250 Tons

 

Propulsion: Steam Turbine Powered by Water-Cooled Nuclear Reactors

 

Torpedoes: 4 Bow Torpedo Tubes

 

Officer Berths: 14

 

Enlisted Berths: 126

 

Missile Capacity: 16

 

Launch Tubes: 16 Tubes Midship

 

Launch Control: Gas Steam Generator

 

Fire Control System: Mk 88

 

Navigation System: 2 Mk 2 Mod 6 SINS, ESGM and Satellite Receiver

 

SSBN 640 USS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

 

Date Commissioned: October 22, 1965

 

Date Decommissioned: November 23, 1993

 

First Cape Launch: December 6, 1965

 

Final Cape Launch: January 23, 1989

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 9

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon, Trident I

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 641 USS SIMON BOLIVAR

 

Date Commissioned: October 29, 1965

 

Date Decommissioned: February 12, 1995

 

First Cape Launch: January 17, 1966

 

Final Cape Launch: February 6, 1988

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 20

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon, Trident I

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 642 USS KAMEHAMEHA

 

Date Commissioned: December 10, 1965

 

Date Decommissioned: Converted to Transport Submarine

 

First Cape Launch: February 24, 1966

 

Final Cape Launch: April 30, 1990

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 14

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Active as Transport Submarine

 

SSBN 643 USS GEORGE BANCROFT

 

Date Commissioned: January 22, 1966

 

Date Decommissioned: January 1, 1993

 

First Cape Launch: April 7, 1966

 

Final Cape Launch: February 4, 1989

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 20

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon, Trident I

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 644 USS LEWIS AND CLARK

 

Date Commissioned: December 22, 1965

 

Date Decommissioned: June 27, 1992

 

First Cape Launch: February 17, 1966

 

Final Cape Launch: November 4, 1986

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 18

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 645 USS JAMES K. POLK

 

Date Commissioned: April 16, 1966

 

Date Decommissioned: Converted to Transport Submarine

 

First Cape Launch: June 10, 1966

 

Final Cape Launch: March 9, 1989

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 19

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Active as Transport Submarine

 

SSBN 654 USS GEORGE C. MARSHALL

 

Date Commissioned: April 29, 1966

 

Date Decommissioned: January 1, 1992

 

First Cape Launch: July 11, 1966

 

Final Cape Launch: October 16, 1987

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 17

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 655 USS HENRY L. STIMSON

 

Date Commissioned: August 20, 1965

 

Date Decommissioned: January 1, 1992

 

First Cape Launch: November 14, 1966

 

Final Cape Launch: April 8, 1992

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 23

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon, Trident I

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 656 USS GEORGE W. CARVER

 

Date Commissioned: June 15, 1966

 

Date Decommissioned: January 1, 1992

 

First Cape Launch: September 1, 1966

 

Final Cape Launch: August 10, 1985

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 15

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 657 USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY

 

Date Commissioned: December 3, 1966

 

Date Decommissioned: January 1, 1993

 

First Cape Launch: April 3, 1967

 

Final Cape Launch: December 7, 1985

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 30

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon, Trident I

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 658 USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO

 

Date Commissioned: December 16, 1966

 

Date Decommissioned: October 1, 1994

 

First Cape Launch: March 5, 1967

 

Final Cape Launch: May 10, 1991

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 30

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon, Trident I

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

SSBN 659 USS WILL ROGERS

 

Date Commissioned: April 1, 1967

 

Date Decommissioned: January 1, 1992

 

First Cape Launch: July 31, 1967

 

Final Cape Launch: May 20, 1986

 

Total Number of Cape Launches: 14

 

Vehicles Launched: Polaris A3, Poseidon

 

Current Status: Dismantled

 

 

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