41 For Freedom

41 For Freedom (HM190H)

Location: North Charleston, SC 29405 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 52.076', W 79° 57.918'

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The Navy's SSBN (Nuclear Powered Ballistic MissileSubmarine) force enjoyed a unique relationship withCharleston. Operating from here with other submarines-the SS's (Diesel powered subs) and SSN's(Nuclear powered subs), these SSBN's, each with a BlueCrew and a Gold Crew, relied on the CharlestonNaval Complex to provide in a timely manner thevast array of weapons, supplies and trainingrequired for the successful conduct of theirrepetitive 70 day submerged patrols in the oceans ofthe world. The first SSBN, the USS George Washington(SSBN 598), sailed from Charleston with her 16 PolarisMissiles onboard in 1960. By 1967, forty of her sisterships were at sea and, until replaced by the TridentSubmarines, these 41 SSBN's and their Fleet BallisticMissile Tender "Mother Ships", USS Proteus(AS19), USS Hunley (AS31), USS Simon Lake (AS33) and USSCanopus (AS34), operating out of Holy Loch Scotland, Rota Spain, Guam, Charleston and Kings Bay,Georgia, comprised the Navy's Afloat StrategicDeterrent Force during the tension-filled yearsof the Cold War.
HM NumberHM190H
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 7:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 596803 N 3637120
Decimal Degrees32.86793333, -79.96530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.076', W 79° 57.918'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 4.56" N, 79° 57' 55.08" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston SC 29405, US
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