Haze Gray Mystery Picture #116 Answer


Can You Identify This Ship?

This is the ballistic missile submarine Daniel Webster (SSBN 626).

Daniel Webster was unique among US Navy SSBN's in having bow-mounted diving planes, as shown here. After 26 years in strategic deterrent service, she was decommissioned and stricken in 1990. However, unlike other aged submarines, she was not scrapped. Instead Daniel Webster has become an immobilized dockside nuclear reactor training facility at Charleston, SC, with Sam Rayburn (SSBN 635). Both subs have their entire ballistic missile compartment cut out to remove them from the ranks of strategic missile platforms.

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