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K-28354 Insignia: USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN-598)

Insignia: USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN-598)
Title: Insignia: USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN-598)
Caption: The eagle is symbolic of national prestige and power, the olive branch symbolizes the deterrent nature of Polaris in preserving the peace. Latin motto translates as "First in Peace", applies to the first president as well as to the ship, which is the first ship designed as a deterrent force for peace. The globe represents the worldwide significance of the Polaris system and emphasizes the broad ocean areas which serve as a launching platform for the GEORGE WASHINGTON's missiles.
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Catalog #: K-28354
Copyright Owner: National Archives
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Original Medium: Color Photo
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