From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

Ethan Allen


Ethan Allen, born 10 January 1737 or 1738 in Litchfield, Conn., is known chiefly for his leading role in securing the recognition of Vermont as a separate State. He served in the French and Indian War; organized and led the "Green Mountain Boys" in the controversy between New Hampshire and New York over the settlement of the area now Vermont; and in concert with a Massachusetts force commanded by Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga without bloodshed 10 May 1775. He died in Burlington, Vermont, 12 February 1789.


(SSB(N) - 608: dp. 6,400; l. 410'6"; b. 33'; dr. 27'5"; s. Classified; cpl. 112; a. 16 fleet ballistic missiles, 4 tt.; cl. Ethan Allen)


The second Ethan Allen (SSB(N)-608) was launched 22 November 1960 by the Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs. Robert H. Hopkins, great-great-great-granddaughter of Ethan Allen; and commissioned 8 August 1961, Commander P. L. Lacy, Jr., commanding Blue Crew, and Commander W. W. Behrens, Jr., commanding the Gold Crew.


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