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Kings Bay in Camden County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

USS George Bancroft

Forty-one for Freedom Cold War Warrior
Peace through Deterrance

 
 
USS George Bancroft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2013
1. USS George Bancroft Marker
Named for United States Secretary of the Navy (1845–1846) and the founder of the United States Naval Academy.



Inscription.
USS George Bancroft SSBN- 643
Commissioned 22 January 1966   Decommissioned 21 September 1993

(Associated Sponsor plaque excerpt)
USS George Bancroft SSBN- 643 was a 640-class Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) submarine homeported in Charleston, South Carolina and Kings Bay, Georgia. Built in Groton, Connecticut the boat was launched 20 March 1965 and commissioned 22 January 1966. The boat completed 19 deterrent patrols with the Polaris A-3 missle, 27 deterrent patrols with the Poseidon missile and 13 deterrent patrols with the Trident I missile. The boat was decommissioned 21 September 1993. The crew earned two Meritorious Unit Commendations and four Battle Efficiency "E" awards.
"So Rests A Good Ship"
 
Erected 2000 by Centennial Celebration of the United States Navy Submarine Force and Sponsors.
 
Location. 30° 46.912′ N, 81° 34.551′ W. Marker is in Kings Bay, Georgia, in Camden County. Marker is at the intersection of Charlie Smith Sr Highway and USS Benjamin Franklin Drive on Charlie Smith Sr Highway. Click for map. Located near the Main Gate to Kings Bay Submarine Base. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Marys GA 31558, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
USS George Bancroft Sponsor Plaque "B" excerpt image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2013
2. USS George Bancroft Sponsor Plaque "B" excerpt
8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tabby Sugar Works of John Houston McIntosh (approx. 0.8 miles away); Point Peter (approx. 3.4 miles away); Point Peter Battery and the War of 1812 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Spanish Occupation of Georgia (approx. 4.2 miles away); City of St. Marys (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Washington Pump & Oak (approx. 4.3 miles away); George Washington Oak Tree Site (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Regarding USS George Bancroft.
•The Polaris A3 missile was the first to have a range for 2,500 miles...

•The two-stage Poseidon had about the same range as its predecessor (2,800 miles), but it could carry up
to 14 independently targetable nuclear warheads and deliver them with twice the accuracy.

• The Trident I is a three-stage, solid-fuelled missile range of 4,600 miles, with multi-warheads
 
Also see . . .
1. USS George Bancroft (SSBN-643),. Commissioned, 22 January 1966; Decommissioned and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 21 September 1993 (Submitted on September 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Naval History and Heritage- George Bancroft. Secretary of the Navy 1800 - 1891 (Submitted on September 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
USS George Bancroft Sponsor Plaque "B" and 66 names image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2013
3. USS George Bancroft Sponsor Plaque "B" and 66 names
 
 
Categories. War, ColdWaterways & Vessels
 
USS George Bancroft image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2013
4. USS George Bancroft
USS George Bancroft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2013
5. USS George Bancroft Marker
USS George Bancroft image. Click for full size.
By US Navy Photo, `
6. USS George Bancroft
41 For Freedom - the USS George Bancroft (SSBN-643)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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