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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Cold. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1951.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 52.834′ N, 74° 2.392′ W. Marker was in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 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); Bofor 40 MM Auto Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Ling (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Richard Varick (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archibald Campbell Family Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackensack.
Regarding Regulus I SSM-N-8. The USS Ling Museum has been closed due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Virtually every marker has been removed and any remaining displays, including USS Ling, are in derelict condition.
Also see . . . New Jersey Naval Museum. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 94 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.