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Hackensack in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Talos SAM-N-6

Ship Launched Surface to Air Missile

 
 
Talos SAM-N-6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
1. Talos SAM-N-6 Marker
Inscription.
Specifications:
Diameter: 28”
Length: 19-2”
Weight: 2,700 lbs
Wings: 9-2”
Range: 65 Miles
Engines: Ramjet
Warhead: Conventional 300 lbs - Nuclear
Navigation: Radio Controlled
Booster: 2,950 lbs of Thrust Solid Fuel

First test October 1951.
Used on US Navy Cruiser between 1957 and 1979.
This missile could also use nuclear warheads to destroy a bomber group or mass formation of aircraft. It was replaced by the current standard naval missile.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 52.832′ N, 74° 2.378′ 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. Terrier SAM-N-7 (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Regulus I SSM-N-8 (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Underwater MK16 Mine
Talos SAM-N-6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. Talos SAM-N-6 Marker
(was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Lark Anti-aircraft Missile (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Polaris A-1 Missle (was within shouting distance of 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 Talos SAM-N-6. 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 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Cold
 
Marker in Hackensack image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
3. Marker in Hackensack
Talos SAM-N-6 Missile image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
4. Talos SAM-N-6 Missile
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.
Missiles at the New Jersey Naval Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
6. Missiles at the New Jersey Naval Museum
Several missiles are on display at this site. The Talos SAM-N-6 missile is seen here on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 56 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 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on September 20, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6. submitted on April 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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