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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

A bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705) sliding down the ways at the conclusion of the launching ceremony

CMDR William Owens, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-702), left; Lilla Tower, sponsor, center; Mrs. William Owens and Senator John Tower, R-Texas, pose for a picture at the launching ceremony for the CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Lilla Tower, sponsor, breaks a bottle and christens the nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705), as distinguished guests look on during the launching ceremony

Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman addresses guests attending the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705). Seated behind him are Lilla Tower, far left, sponsor; ADM James D. Watkins, far right, deputy chief of naval operations; and Senator John Tower, R-Texas

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705) in the water at the conclusion of the launching ceremony

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

A bow view of the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN-705) sliding down the ways at the completion of the launch ceremony

Vice Admiral (VADM) Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, prospective commanding officer, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Vice Admiral (VADM) Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

A guest is escorted to her seat for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Guests wait for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700) to begin

Chaplain (CMDR.) R.C. Mellett exchanges salutes with side boys at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN-700)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Kenneth R. Mitchum, prospective executive officer, left, and Rear Admiral (RADM) H.L. Young, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, salute during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

P. Takis Veliotis, executive vice president, General Dynamics, and general manager, Electric Boat Division, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Crew members man their stations during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Rear Admiral H.L. (RADM) Young, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, exchanges salutes with side boys at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Rear Admiral (RADM) H.L. Young, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, exchanges salutes with side boys at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

P. Takis Veliotis, executive vice president, General Dynamics, and general manager, Electric Boat Division, passes between two ranks of side boys at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Crew members salute during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700). The commissioning pennant is flying from the mast

Rita C. Clements, sponsor, presents a gift to Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, prospective commanding officer, during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Chaplain (CMDR.) R.C. Mellett gives the invocation during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN-700)

William P. Clements Jr., governor of Texas, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Crew members man the ship during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Crew members of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700) stand at ease during the ship's commissioning

Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700), escorts Rita C. Clements, sponsor, between two ranks of side boys at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony

Crew members man the ship during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, prospective commanding officer, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Crew members distribute programs to guests arriving for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Rita C. Clements, sponsor, speaks with Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, prospective commanding officer, during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

A crewman salutes during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700). The commissioning pennant is flying from the mast

Rear Admiral (RADM) H.L. Young, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

A distinguished guest speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Guests arrive for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Vice Admiral (VADM) Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Distinguished guests honor the flag during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700). They are, left to right: Rear Admiral (RADM) H.L. Young, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, Groton, Connecticut; Vice Admiral (VADM) Steven White, commander, Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet; William P. Clements, governor of Texas; and Rita C. Clements, sponsor

Guests arrive for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

A naval officer speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

The Commander in CHIEF Atlantic Fleet Band participates in the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

A crew member distributes programs to guests arriving for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Crew members escort guests on a tour of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700) at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning

Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700), escorts Rita C. Clements, sponsor, between two ranks of side boys at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony

William P. Clements Jr., governor of Texas, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Guests listen to a naval officer speak during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Vice Admiral (VADM) Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

A distinguished guest passes between two ranks of side boys at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Guests bow their heads for the benediction at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Chaplain (CDR) R.C. Mellett exchanges salutes with side boys at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Guests bow their heads for the benediction at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

A guest is escorted to her seat for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Guests bow their heads for the benediction at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Guest wait for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700) to begin

Captain (CAPT) Donald R. Ferrier, prospective commanding officer, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

P. Takis Veliotis, executive vice president, General Dynamics, and general manager, Electric Boat Division, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

Members of the Commander in CHIEF Atlantic Fleet Band perform during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

A distinguished guest speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS DALLAS (SSN 700)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

A stern view of the destroyer USS COMTE DE GRASSE (DD 974) with an SH-2F Seasprite helicopter aboard during re-enactment of the Battle of Yorktown. The captain's gig from the guided missile cruiser USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS is in the foreground. (SUBSTANDARD)

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)

Rear Admiral Harold L. Young, supervisor, Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Guests attend the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Officers stand by to welcome guests to the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Vice Admiral (VADM) Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Marines stand at attention during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Captain (CAPT) James Richard Lang, prospective commanding officer, escorts Sponsor Shirley Haughey Wilson to the speakers platform during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen stand in formation on deck during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen go aboard to man their stations during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Representative Clair W. Burgener, R-California, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Representative Clair W. Burgener, R-California, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen stand on the diving plane of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701) during the ship's commissioning

Crew members stand on the diving plane of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701) during the ship's commissioning

Guests wait to be seated for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen stand on the diving plane while waiting for distinguished guests to come aboard for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

P. Takis Veliotis, executive vice president, Marine General Dynamics, and general manager, Electric Boat Division, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen stand in formation on deck during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen prepare to raise the commissioning pennant during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Vice Admiral (VADM) Steven A. White, commander, Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen raise the ensign during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

The officer of the deck mans his post during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen stand at attention on the diving plane of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701) during the ship's commissioning

Captain (CAPT) James Richard Lang, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701), addresses guests during the ship's commissioning

Crew members go aboard ship during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Clair W. Burgener, R-California, delivers the keynote address at the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

A crewman stands by at the jackstaff during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Rear Admiral Harold L. Young, supervisor, Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, addresses guests during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

A crewman raises the union jack during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen raise the commissioning pennant during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen stand at attention to welcome platform guests aboard for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen stand on deck during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)

Crewmen stand by on the diving plane and on the deck during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701)