USS George Washington

USS George Washington Boats, Ships


Stock #: 150124
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: The New London News Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The world's first Polaris-firing Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine, the USS George Washington, Cruises at sea after leaving her builder's dock at General Dynamic Corporation's Electric Boat Division in Groton, Conn. Armed with 16 thermo-nuclear Polaris ,missiles capable of wreaking more destruction than all the bombs dropped in World War II, the 380-foot, 5,900 – ton ship went on her first Polaris patrol in November, 1960. Expected to remain on station for months at a time, the Washington carries two alternating crews of 10 officers and 90 men each.
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