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Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines
Model featured: SSBN-616 USS Lafayette circa 1966
SSBN-616 USS Lafayette was the lead ship of her class of 19 nuclear-powered, ballistic missile submarines. Commissioned in April 1963, USS Lafayette served 28 years and was de-commissioned 1991. All other Lafayette Class submarines are also decommissioned.
When built, the primary armament of the class was 16 Poseidon nuclear missiles in vertical launch tubes. The submarines were additionally armed with four 21” torpedo tubes (all placed forward) that fired conventional anti-ship and anti-submarine torpedoes, or nuclear torpedoes.
In 1974 the SSBN Extended Refit Program saw the class fitted with Polaris missile capability. However, a year earlier Lockheed had started the Trident missile program and - by 1979 - the first Ohio Class submarines capable of launching 24 Trident I missiles came on line; hence rendering the Lafayette Class obsolete.
|Lafayette Class Boats|
|SSBN-616 USS Lafayette||23 Apr 63||12 Aug 91|
|SSBN-617 USS Alexander Hamilton||27 Jun 63||23 Feb 93|
|SSBN-619 USS Andrew Jackson||03 Jul 63||31 Aug 89|
|SSBN-620 USS John Adams||12 May 64||24 Mar 89|
|SSBN-622 USS James Monroe||07 Dec 63||25 Sep 90|
|SSBN-623 USS Nathan Hale||23 Nov 63||31 Dec 86|
|SSBN-624 USS Woodrow Wilson||27 Dec 63||01 Sep 94|
|SSBN-625 USS Henry Clay||20 Feb 64||05 Nov 90|
|SSBN-626 USS Daniel Webster||09 Apr 64||30 Aug 90|
|SSBN-627 USS James Madison||28 Jul 64||20 Nov 92|
|SSBN-628 USS Tecumseh||29 May 64||23 Jul 93|
|SSBN-629 USS Daniel Boone||23 Apr 64||18 Feb 94|
|SSBN-630 USS John C Calhoun||15 Sep 64||28 Mar 94|
|SSBN-631 USS Ulysses S Grant||17 Jul 64||12 Jun 92|
|SSBN-632 USS Von Steuben||30 Sep 64||26 Feb 94|
|SSBN-633 USS Casimir Pulaski||14 Aug 64||07 Mar 94|
|SSBN-634 USS Stonewall Jackson||26 Aug 64||09 Feb 95|
|SSBN-635 USS Sam Rayburn||02 Dec 64||31 Jul 89|
|SSBN-636 USS Nathaniel Green||19 Dec 64||31 Jan 87|
Museum quality display models of
American USN fleet ballistic missile (FBM) submarines custom built and hand crafted from mahogany wood.
Every sub model is meticulously researched in the initial construction phase to fit your chosen circa and lovingly handcrafted to become a timeless work of art.
The full line of SSBN missile submarines includes George Washington class, Ethan Allen class, Lafayette class, Benjamin Franklin class, and Ohio class. We have plans for all.
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