This website is founded as a Point of Contact home for all submariners [Officers & Enlisted; BLUE Crew & GOLD Crew] who served aboard this nuclear-powered, ballistic missile Cold War Era submarine.
Keel Laid 5 MAR 62
Launched 15 MAR 63
Commissioned 28 JUL 64
Decommissioned 20 NOV 92
Disposed; PSNS 24 OCT 97
A tale of history awaits to be told from the
hands who enter here. Inside the hatches, Fore to Aft, Port to Starboard, all
decks, compartments, and work spaces, from every planned operation to any near
mishaps aboard, these memories exist in our personal experiences. There are
successive generations wondering, "What's it like to be serving aboard a
submarine?" - Sharing among the crew here will revive several memories and bring
lore to life. So, hoist her anchor and keep ole Dolly rockin'!
The USS James Madison Reunion Association has bee responsible for four crew reunions so far with a fifth in the planning stages. Our most recent reunion was held in Bremerton WA in 2009 and included a tour of a TRIDENT Submarine as well as renewing of contacts with shipmates.
If you served before on this boat, your shipmates here are on a quest to contact you! Hail to the DOLPHINS, Silent Servicemen, the proud men of the USS James Madison SSBN627 who wear them!
W E T S U!
It took 48+ years for the Jolly Dolly and us to reach this point.
Please have patience as we build this site.
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~RKH 15 Dec 2012