Hackensack in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Regulus I SSM-N-8
Submarine Launched Surface to Surface Missile
Diameter: 56” Length: 32’ – 2”
Weight: 10,311 lbs Wings: 21’ – 0”
Range: 500 Nautical Miles
Warhead: 3,000 lbs or a 10 kiloton nuclear device
Navigation: Radio controlled by Radar Picket Submarines
Booster: Two JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) with 1,752 lbs of thrust each
First tested 29 March 1951, 514 were built by December 1958. This was the United States first true cruise missile. The time it took to ready the missile for launch and its navigation method hindered this project and tactical deployment. Only three submarines were built that could launch these missiles.
Location. 40° 52.834′ N, 74° 2.392′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lark Anti-aircraft Missile (here, next to this marker); Polaris A-1 Missle (a few steps from this marker); Terrier SAM-N-7 Talos SAM-N-6 (a few steps from this marker); Underwater MK16 Mine (a few steps from this marker); USS Gudgeon (SS-211) (within shouting distance of this marker); Submariners Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Still on Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hackensack.
Also see . . . New Jersey Naval Museum. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, Cold •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.