Polaris A-1 Missle

Polaris A-1 Missle (HM17SX)

Location: Hackensack, NJ 07601 Bergen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 52.835', W 74° 2.4'

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Prime Contractor: Lockheed Missiles and Space Company
Type: Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM)
Diameter: 4' - 6"
Length: 28'
Weight: 28,000 lbs
Wing or Fin Span: None
Power Plant: Solid Propellant
Speed: Hypersonic
Range: 1,380 miles
Guidance: Inertial, Celestial
Armament: Nuclear

The Navy ordered five existing submarines to be modified to carry the Polaris Missile. The first of the modified subs was called SSBM 598 George Washington, (originally the SSN 598 Scorpion). All five of the renovated subs became known as George Washington Class.

During a Polaris launch, the missile was ejected vertically through a hatch on the deck of the sub. The Polaris A-1 was officially retired from service in October 1965 when the last George Washington class sub, the Abraham Lincoln, returned to port.
HM NumberHM17SX
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 580883 N 4525944
Decimal Degrees40.88058333, -74.04000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 52.835', W 74° 2.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 52' 50.10" N, 74° 2' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)201, 551
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 139-211 Atlantic St, Hackensack NJ 07601, US
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