U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE
P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 02:23:13 PM
Updated: 17 February 2012
Bremerton Base Officers
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The Executive Board (E-board)
Bremerton Base Salutes
The Crews of
USS HENRY M. JACKSON
USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), is a United States Navy Ohio class ballistic missile submarine that has been in commission since 1984. She is the only U.S. Navy ship to have been named for United States Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (1912–1983) of Washington and the only Ohio-class submarine not named after a U.S. state.
Henry M. Jackson originally
was to have been named USS Rhode Island. The contract to
build Rhode Island was awarded to the Electric Boat Division
of General Dynamics Corporation at Groton, Connecticut, on 6
June 1977 and her keel was laid down there on 19 January
1981. Shortly after Senator Jackson suddenly died in office
on 1 September 1983, Rhode Island was renamed Henry M.
Jackson, and the name Rhode Island was transferred to
another Ohio-class submarine, USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740).