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James K. Polk SSB(N)-645

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James K. Polk

(SSB(N)-645; dp. 7,250 "surf.); 8,250 (subm.); 1. 425'; b.
33'; dr. 31'5"; s. over 20 k.; cpl. 140; a. 16 Poll mist;
cl. Lafagette)

James K. Polk (SSB(N)~45) was launched 22 May 1965 by the Electric Boat Div., General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs. Horacio Rivero, Jr., wife of Admiral Rivero, the Vice Chief of Naval OperatLons; and commissioned 16 April 1966, Gomdr. R. M. Douglass ( blue crew ) and Comdr. F. D. McMullen, Jr. ( gold crew ), in command.

Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, she roams the seas, a silent and unseen deferent against aggression.