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 Title:  The George Washington - ballistic missile submarine Add
 Summary:  The USS George Washington (SSBN-598), the world's first ballistic missile submarine, being launched at Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut in 1959. Because of the national security urgency of building a less-vulnerable missile system, the construction of the George Washington was expedited by using the bow and stern sections of the of the under-construction Scorpion, and inserting a 130 foot missile section between the two sections. She was powered by the submarine fleet reactor plant, the S5W. 
 Source:  http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=79363 
 Reference:  Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974, page 315. 
 Date:  09 June 1959 
 Subject(s):  S5W | USS George Washington (SSBN-598) | Naval Reactors 
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 Title:  The George Washington underway Add
 Summary:  The USS George Washington, the first Polaris missile submarine. The George Washington was the lead boat in her class and was powered by an S5W reactor plant. In November 1960, the she began submerged patrols, providing the United States with a secure ballistic missile capability. 
 Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USS_George_Washington_%28SSBN-598%29.jpg 
 Reference:  Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Nuclear Navy, 1946-1962. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974, pages 315, 371. 
 Date:   unknown  
 Subject(s):  S5W | USS George Washington (SSBN-598) | Naval Reactors 
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