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Lafayette Class
Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines
Model featured: SSBN-616 USS Lafayette circa 1966

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Any Lafayette Class submarine - custom model
- configured as per your boat and circa -

Scale 1:192 / 27"
Price: $1299

1/3 deposit $433

Scale 1:150 / 34"
Price: $1599

1/3 deposit $533

Scale 1:120 / 43"
Price: $1899

1/3 deposit $633

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Fully assembled museum quality wooden desk-top display models custom built as to your designated circa including flagging and personalized brass plate.

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 specifications

Length

425 feet
Beam   33 feet
Displacement 8,250 tons
Power S5W nuclear reactor, 2 steam turbines, 30,000 shp, 1 screw
Speed 20+ knots
Dive depth 1,300+ feet
Complement 13 officers, 130 enlisted men
Missiles 16 launch tubes for Polaris or Poseidon
Torpedoes Four 21-inch bow torpedo tubes

Submarine Pictorial

Lafayette Class Boats
Submarine Commissioned Decommissioned
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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