KINGS BAY, Ga. (March 15, 2013) The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) pulls away from its escort boats in transit to its dive point. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)
Bremerton, Wash. (Feb. 2, 2004) The Ohio class fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Michigan (SSBN 727) enters into the Puget sound naval shipyard and intermediate maintenance facility to commence engineered refueling overhaul and eventual conversion from a fleet ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to a guided missile submarine (SSGN). U.S Navy photo. (RELEASED)
U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Groton, CN Launching of a ballistic missile submarine. USS George Washington (SSBN-598) The lead ship of her class of nuclear ballistic missile submarines, was the third United States Navy ship of the name, in honor of George Washington (1732–1799), first President of the United States, and the first of that name to be purpose-built as a warship.
The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay after three months at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)
At sea with USS Florida (SSGN 728) Jan. 22, 2003 -- USS Florida sails off the coast of the Bahamas during Giant Shadow. Giant Shadow is a Naval Sea Systems Command/Naval Submarine Forces experiment to test the capabilities of the Navys future guided-missile submarines. Florida is one of four Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) to be converted to guided missile submarines (SSGN).