Ethan Allen, born 10 January 1737 or 1738 in Litchfield, Conn., is known chiefly for his leading role in securing the recognition of Vermont as a separate State. He served in the French and Indian War; organized and led the "Green Mountain Boys" in the controversy between New Hampshire and New York over the settlement of the area now Vermont; and in concert with a Massachusetts force commanded by Benedict Arnold, took Fort Ticonderoga without bloodshed 10 May 1775. He died in Burlington, Vermont, 12 February 1789.
(SSB(N)-608: dp. 6,400; 1. 410'6"; b. 33'; dr. 27'5"; s. Classified; cpl. 112; a 16 fleet ballistic missiles, 4 tt.; cl. Ethan Allen)
The second Ethan Allen (SSB(N)-608) was launched 22 November 1960 by the Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs. Robert H. Hopkins, great-great-great-granddaughter of Ethan Allen; and commissioned 8 August 1961, Commander P. L. Lacy, Jr., commanding Blue Crew, and Commander W. W. Behrens, Jr., commanding the Gold Crew.