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Regulus I SSM-N-8

Submarine Launched Surface to Surface Missile

 
 
Regulus I SSM-N-8 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
1. Regulus I SSM-N-8 Marker
Inscription.
Specifications:
Diameter: 56” Length: 32 – 2”
Weight: 10,311 lbs Wings: 21 – 0”
Range: 500 Nautical Miles
Engines: Ramjet
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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker was 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 location. Lark Anti-aircraft Missile (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Polaris A-1 Missle
Regulus I SSM-N-8 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. Regulus I SSM-N-8 Marker
(was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Terrier SAM-N-7 (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Talos SAM-N-6 (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Underwater MK16 Mine (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); 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). 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 North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, Cold
 
Regulus I SSM-N-8 with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
3. Regulus I SSM-N-8 with Marker
Regulus I SSM-N-8 at the New Jersey Naval Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
4. Regulus I SSM-N-8 at the New Jersey Naval Museum
The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2017
5. The abandoned U.S.S. Ling Museum site
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 37 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 North Arlington, 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.
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