Author Topic: Obscure Submarine Trivia  (Read 10821 times)

Offline DaveyJ576

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Obscure Submarine Trivia
« on: January 21, 2010, 12:19:55 PM »
Okay, here is one you may have to think about.

What was the first U.S. submarine to feature the capability of launching a ballistic missile while submerged?

Before you even get started, it is not the USS George Washington (SSBN-598)!!


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Re: Obscure Submarine Trivia
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 03:12:35 PM »
I believe that the SUBROC was the first underwater launched SLBM (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile) and USS Permit (SSN-594) participated in a thorough evaluation of the SUBROC missile, and on 28 March, became the first submarine to successfully fire one.