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NH 53718 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN - 598)

USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN - 598)
Title: USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN - 598)
Caption: Loads Polaris Missile at Port Canaveral Preparatory to conducting submerged launchings on Atlantic Missile Range, 1960. Lockheed Missiles and space Division Engineers from The Polaris Test Base Lockheed operates for The Navy at Cape Canaveral oversee loading operation. In this photo, fiber glass sleeve, called "Inner Liner" is positioned above launch tube hatch on aft. Deck Polaris inside the liner will then be lowered into the tube.
Description: Courtesy of Lockheed Missiles and Space Division, Sunnyvale, California.
Catalog #: NH 53718
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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After this Year: 1960
Before this Year: 1969
Original Medium: BW Photo
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