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USS Woodrow Wilson Launching Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Launching Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Commissioning Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Launching Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Launching Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Launching Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Commissioning Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Commissioning Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Launching Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Launching Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Commissioning Ceremony

USS Woodrow Wilson Launching Ceremony

An aerial port beam view of a Soviet trawler, in the area during the launch of a UGM-73 Poseidon C-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile, from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS NATHANAEL GREEN (SSBN 636) (not shown)

An aerial bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS THOMAS JEFFERSON (SSBN 618) underway

An aerial starboard quarter view of the Lafayette class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS VON STEUBEN (SSBN 632) underway

Aerial port bow view of the Lafayette class nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS VON STEUBEN (SSBN 632) underway

An HH-46A Sea Knight helicopter hovers over the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (SSBN-656)

An HH-46A Sea Knight helicopter hovers over the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (SSBN-656)

An HH-46A Sea Knight helicopter hovers over the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (SSBN-656)

A Poseidon C3 missile is launched from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS Daniel Boone (SSBN 629)

A Polaris A3 fleet ballistic missile lifts off at 12:33 p.m. EST during a launch from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS ROBERT E. LEE (SSBN-601). The launch is taking place on the Eastern Test Range

The 69th launch of a UGM-73 Poseidon missile takes place from the USS JOHN C. CALHOUN (SSBN 630)

A Poseidon C-3 (UGM-73A) fleet ballistic missile lifts off after being launched from the submerged nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS ULYSSES S. GRANT (SSBN-631). This is the 70th test launch of a Poseidon C-3

A view of the fifth launch of a Trident I (C-4) fleet ballistic missile (FBM) from the submerged nuclear-powered strategic ballistic missile submarine USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN-657)

A Poseidon C-3 missile is launched from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS TECUMSEH (SSBN-628), not visible

A crewman uses exercise equipment on the missile deck of the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO, which was built by General Dynamics Corp., will be commissioned on Nov. 11, 1981

An aerial port quarter view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705) sliding into the water at the conclusion of the launching ceremony. In the background is the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine FLORIDA (SSBN-728) under construction

An aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) underway

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with a crewman on deck and open missile tubes during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries Trident C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

Electronics Technician 2nd Class (Submarines) (ET2) M. Pittinger, in the hatchway, loads equipment aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) during precommissioning preparations. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with some open missile tubes during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries Trident C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with a crewman on deck and some open missile tubes during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries Trident C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with missile tubes open and crewmen on her deck during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries Trident C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

Three crewmen in the control room simulate diving operations during precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). From left, CHIEF Machinist's Mate S. I. Brown, CHIEF of Watch; SA W. L. Roberts, Stern Planesman; and ENS P. Price, diving officer

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with missile tubes open during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries Trident C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

Crewmen eat in the dining hall during precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726)

A montage of seven views showing parts of the launching of a Trident I C-4 missile from the submerged nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN-657) and the Trident's re-entry bodies as they plunge into the earth's atmosphere and then into the Atlantic Ocean

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN-657) taking on Trident C-4 missiles from the fleet ballistic missile submarine tender USS SIMON LAKE (AS-33). The SIMON LAKE's cranes are transferring the missiles

A view of a mock-up of a Trident I C-4 missile, right, and its predecessor, the Poseidon C-3 missile. The Trident is used on the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine. In the foreground is a model of the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine USS ULYSSES S. GRANT (SSBN-631) showing a simulated launching of a Poseidon missile

A Trident I C-4 missile is lowered into a missile cell aboard the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN-65F7)

Rep. Norman D. Dicks, D-Washington, addresses guests and spectators attending the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN-730)

Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr., center, and Joan Clark, wife of national security advisor William P. Clark, observe activities taking place during the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN-730)

David S. Lewis, chairman of the board of General Dynamics Corp., addresses guests and spectators attending the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN-730)

Four crewmen play cards game in the crew lounge aboard the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The crewmen are assigned to precommissioning duty aboard the submarine built by General Dynamics Corp

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with crewmen on deck and missile tubes opened during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries TRIDENT C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with crewmen on deck and missile tubes opened during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries TRIDENT C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with missile tubes opened during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries TRIDENT C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched missiles (SLBM)

Crewmen eat in the dining hall during precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Five crewmen watch television in the crew lounge during precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The men are, clockwise from right, IC1 (SS) D.M. Geske, MM2 (SS) P. A. Risley, TM1 (SS) Murphy, ST3 (SS) R. Antinson and EM1 (SS) P.W. Oakes. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Four crew members participate in a simulated missile firing in the control room during precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The participants are, from left, MT2 (SS) G. Lindquist, FTB2 (SS) Brian Douglass, FTB3 (SS) Brian King and FTB1 (SS) David Starnes

Electronics Technician 2nd Class (Submarines) (ET2) (SS) M. Pittinger, in the hatchway, and a Navy Industrial Relations Activity (NIRA) crewmen load equipment aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) during precommissioning preparations. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Electronic Technician 2nd Class (Submarines) (ET2) (SS) Steven W. Lockhart Jr., seated, navigation watchman, and Electronics Technician 1ST Class (Submarines) (ET1) (SS) Cecil T. Parrish, navigation supervisor, look at papers during precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) underway during final sea trials before commissioning. The submarine was built by General Dynamics

Personnelman 2nd Class (Submarines) Steven M. Krueger uses word processing equipment during precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

A view of the harbor, looking toward shore, as families of crewmen gather on a rock in the foreground to watch the final precommissioning sea trials of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., is visible, center, near the shore

Crewmen eat in the crew mess during precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO was built by General Dynamics Corp

Missile Technician SEAMAN (MTSN) M. A. Frazer checks a gauge in the lower ballistic missile compartment of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) during precommissioning preparations. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Crewmen eat in the crew's mess during precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Crewmen participate in a simulated missile firing in the control room during precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries TRIDENT C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

Fire Control Technician B 1ST Class (Submarines) (FTB1) (SS) David Starnes sits at a control room console and participates in a simulated missile firing during precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries Trident C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

Crewmen with lunch trays in the dining hall during precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Three crewmen relax in the enlisted berthing compartment during precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The men are, from left, ET2 (SS) Bill Berko, MM2 Steve HIll and IC1 D.M. Geske

Electronics Technicians 2nd Class (Submarines) (ET2) (SS) Steven W. Lockhart Jr., using the telephone, and James R. Fackler man their stations during a precommissioning exercise aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Missile Technician 1ST Class (Submarines) (MT1) (SS) Bruce Gelinas sits at a control room console and participates in a simulated missile firing aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine built by General Dynamics Corp., carries TRIDENT C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)

The drink machines in the crew mess aboard the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO was built by General Dynamics Corp

Interior Communications Electrician 1ST Class (Submarines) (ICI) (SS) D. M. Geske uses exercise equipment while he is assigned to precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The ship was built by General Dynamics Corp

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with a crewman on its deck and its missile tubes open during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries TRIDENT C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs)

Three crewmen work in the control room as a fourth crewman looks on from behind during precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The three men at work are, from left, ENS P. Price, IC2 (SS) Berge and MMC S. I. Brown

Crewmen watch television while sitting at a table in the crew lounge aboard the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The crewmen are assigned to precommissioning duty aboard the submarine built by General Dynamics Corp

A view of the control room during a lull in precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Crewmen in the control room prepare for a simulated diving operation during precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Crewmen relax in the berthing area of the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO, which was built by General Dynamics Corp., will be commissioned on November 11, 1981

Missile Technician SEAMAN (MTSN) M. A. Frazer checks a gauge in the lower ballistic missile compartment of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) during precommissioning preparations. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Fire Control Technician B 1ST Class (Submarines) (SS) (FTB1) David Starnes, seated, fire control supervisor, and Fire Control Technician B 3rd Class (FTB3) (SS) Brian King participate in a simulated missile firing in the control room during the precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with its missile tubes opened during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries Trident C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles

Crewmen stand in line to get a meal in the crew mess aboard the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The crewmen are assigned to precommissioning duty aboard the submarine built by General Dynamics Corp

Six crewmen relax around a table in the crew lounge aboard the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The crewmen are assigned to precommissioning duty aboard the submarine built by General Dynamics Corp

The dessert line in the crew mess aboard the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO was built by General Dynamics Corp

Six crewmen relax in a crew lounge aboard the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO, which was built by General Dynamics Corp., will be commissioned on Nov. 11, 1981

A port view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) being escorted by two large harbor tugs following its final sea trials before commissioning. The tugboats are the METACOM (YTB-829) and the NEGWAGON (YTB-834). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

A silhouetted port side view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) off the coast of Groton, Conn., before commissioning. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corporation

A bare-chested crewman uses exercise equipment while he is assigned to precommissioning duty aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The ship was build by General Dynamics Corp

Crewmen work in the control room during a precommissioning exercise aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

CAPT Alton K. Thompson, left, commanding officer (blue crew), and CAPT Arlington F. Campbell, commanding officer (gold crew), stand near the sail of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) before presenting flowers to a distinguished guest during the commissioning ceremony. The union jack is waving in the background

CAPT Arlington F. Campbell, commanding officer (gold crew), speaks at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO was built by General Dynamics Corp

ADM Hyman G. Rickover, deputy assistant secretary for naval reactors, Department of Energy, speaks at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

ADM Thomas B. Hayward, chief of naval operations, kisses the hand of Barbara Bush, wife of Vice President George H. W. Bush, while other officers look on during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO was built by General Dynamics Corp

Crewmen use the hatch to go below following the commissioning ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

Crewmen stand near the sail of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) while it is secured during the commissioning ceremony. The "Good Luck Ohio" sign to the left is being displayed on the hull of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine GEORGIA (SSBN-729)

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) secured in the water during its commissioning. The partially-constructed nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine GEORGIA (SSBN-729) is nearby displaying a "Good Luck Ohio" banner

ADM Thomas B. Hayward, chief of naval operations, arrives for the commissioning ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

CAPT Alton K. Thompson, center, commanding officer (blue crew), gives ADM Hyman G. Rickover, left, deputy assistant secretary for naval reactors, Department of Energy, and Vice President George H. W. Bush a tour of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) following the commissioning ceremony. The OHIO was built by General Dynamics Corp

A bow-on view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) secured in the water during its commissioning. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp

ADM Hyman G. Rickover, deputy assistant secretary for naval reactors, Department of Energy, speaks at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO was built by General Dynamics Corp

Two crewmen salute during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). The OHIO was built by General Dynamics Corp

ADM Hyman G. Rickover, deputy assistant secretary for naval reactors, Department of Energy, foreground; Mrs. Rickover and Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr. tour and nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) following the commissioning ceremony. The OHIO was built by General Dynamics Corp

CAPT Alton K. Thompson, left, commanding officer (blue crew), and CAPT Arlington F. Campbell, commanding officer (gold crew), stand near the sail of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) during the commissioning ceremony. The ship was built by General Dynamics Corp

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) secured in the water during its commissioning. The partially-constructed nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine GEORGIA (SSBN-729) displays a "Good Luck Ohio" banner nearby. Both ships are products of General Dynamics Corp

A starboard side view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726) as crewmen man the rails and distinguished guests stand on the speaker's platform during the commissioning ceremony. The partially-constructed nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine GEORGIA (SSBN-729) can be seen in the background. Both ships are products of General Dynamics Corp

Vice President George H. W. Bush speaks at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp