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A starboard view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine BIRMINGHAM (SSN-695) conducting an emergency surfacing exercise during sea trials

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

Two crewmen salute after colors are raised aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698) during commissioning ceremonies

An officer escorts a guest to her seat prior to commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

Rep Norman D. Dicks, D-Washington, speaks at commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarines USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

RADM Carl A. Brettschneider speaks at the commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698) with distinguished guest on the speakers platform during commissioning ceremonies

A view of guests attending commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarines USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

Crewmen salute as they are piped aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698) during commissioning ceremonies

Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Washington, and his wife are the guests of honor at commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

Officers and crew from the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698) stand in formation during commissioning ceremonies

General Dynamics Executive Vice President-Marine, P. Takis-Veliotis, speaks at the commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarines USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

A view of guests prior to the start of commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarines USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

A program for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698) commissioning ceremony is handed to a guest by one of the ship's officers

Sen Henry Jackson, D-Washington, speaks at commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

VADM John G. Williams Jr. speaks at the commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

Two crewmen salute after colors are raised aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698) during commissioning ceremonies

An overall view of commissioning ceremonies taking place for the nuclear-powered attack submarines USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

A flag officer and his wife arrive at the commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarines USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Washington, his wife and the Mayor of Bremerton, Washington, Glenn K. Jarstad, background, stand during commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarines USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

A crewman stands at parade rest aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698) during commissioning ceremonies

An officer escorts a guest to her seat prior to commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

Mayor Glenn K. Jarstad of Bremerton, Washington, speaks at the commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

Commissioning ceremonies take place aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698) with guest speakers on the speakers platform

Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Washington, speaks at commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarines USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

An overall view of commissioning ceremonies taking place for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

CAPT Thomas H. Anderson commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698), speaks during the ship's commissioning ceremonies

RADM Carl A. Brettschneider salutes during commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698)

A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698), with distinguished guest on the speakers platform during commissioning ceremonies

Mrs. Henry Jackson receives flowers from CAPT Thomas H. Anderson, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS BREMERTON (SSN-698), during the ship's commissioning ceremonies

A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS SAM HOUSTON (SSN-609) underway in the Hood Canal

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

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

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)

Chaplain (CMDR.) R.C. Mellett gives the invocation 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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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)

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

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

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 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

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)

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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 Hyman G. Rickover, right, and Sen. and Mrs. John Glenn (D-Ohio) stand together during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS OHIO (SSBN-726). Mrs. Glenn is sponsor of the submarine which 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

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