USS Henry L. Stimson SSBN-655 Submarine Model (Black Hull)
- Length – 20 inches
- Made from Mahogany
- US Veteran Owned Business
Experience the power and majesty of the USS Henry L. Stimson SSBN-655 submarine with this stunning handcrafted wooden model. Perfect for any military enthusiast or history buff, this model features a sleek black hull and intricate detailing that captures the essence of the real vessel. Each piece is carefully carved from wood and handpainted to ensure the highest level of quality and craftsmanship. Display it in your home or office and let the USS Henry L. Stimson SSBN-655 take you on a journey through the depths of the sea. Order now and add a unique and meaningful piece to your collection.
The USS Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655) was a Benjamin Franklin-class fleet ballistic missile submarine named after Henry L. Stimson, who served as both U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Secretary of War. It was the only ship in the United States Navy to be named after him. The vessel was constructed by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut and launched on November 13, 1965. It was commissioned on August 20, 1966 with Captain Richard E. Jortberg commanding the Blue Crew and Commander Robert H. Weeks commanding the Gold Crew.
The SSBN-655 was initially assigned to Submarine Squadron 10 at New London, Connecticut and conducted its first strategic deterrent patrol with the Blew Crew on February 23, 1967, armed with Polaris A3 ballistic missiles. In 1973, it was transferred to Rota, Spain, with one visit to Charleston in 1978 for battery replacement. In 1980, it underwent a Trident Missile conversion and was based out of Kings Bay, Georgia, with its crew based in Charleston, South Carolina until its decommissioning in May 1993. She was scrapped at the Navy’s Nuclear-Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington in August 1994. USS Henry L. Stimson