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A well known event but little seen US Navy footage starting with JFK's speech to substantially increase the deterrence level of Submarine based Nuclear Weapons.
Made to promote the upgrading of Polaris SSBN submarines to carry the new Poseidon missile, this film presents an overview of the United States of America's Undersea Nuclear Force. A brief history of the Polaris SSBNs is presented, including the development of the solid-rocket engine and launch apparatus. Admiral Raborn is shown on the occasion of the first successful undersea launch of a missile from a submarine.
Earlier attempts to place a missile on a sub, including the Regulus missile era are shown. Submarines that appear in the film include;
USS George Washington (SSBN-598)
USS Tunny (SS-282)
USS James Madison (SSN-627)
USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
USS John Calhoun (SSBN-630)
USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629)
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