USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636)
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|Awarded:||21 July 1961|
|Laid down:||21 May 1962|
|Launched:||12 May 1964|
|Commissioned:||19 December 1964|
|Stricken:||31 January 1987|
|Displacement:||7250 tons surfaced, 8250 tons submerged, 6700 tons light|
|Length:||129.5 meters (425 feet)|
|Draft:||31 feet 5 inches|
|Speed:||16 knots surfaced, 21 knots submerged|
|Complement:||two crews of 14 officers and 126 men each|
|Armament:||16 missile tubes, four 21-inch torpedo tubes forward|
Nathanael Greene departed Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for shakedown on 30 December 1964, with her Gold Crew embarked. They were relieved 1 February 1965 by the Blue Crew. Her shakedown period was followed by availability at Portsmouth, after which the submarine, with Blue Crew embarked, departed Portsmouth for a missile loadout and her initial Polaris missile deterrent patrol.
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Nathanael Greene’s grounding was the first serious accident involving an American nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, but her removal from from service allowed the United States to easily comply with the missile limits of the SALT II Treaty.