USS George Bancroft

USS George Bancroft (HM1AVP)

Location: St Marys, GA 31558 Camden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 46.912', W 81° 34.551'

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Forty-one for Freedom Cold War Warrior
Peace through Deterrance

USS George Bancroft SSBN- 643
Commissioned 22 January 1966???Decommissioned 21 September 1993

(Associated Sponsor plaque excerpt)
USS George Bancroft SSBN- 643 was a 640-class Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) submarine homeported in Charleston, South Carolina and Kings Bay, Georgia. Built in Groton, Connecticut the boat was launched 20 March 1965 and commissioned 22 January 1966. The boat completed 19 deterrent patrols with the Polaris A-3 missle, 27 deterrent patrols with the Poseidon missile and 13 deterrent patrols with the Trident I missile. The boat was decommissioned 21 September 1993. The crew earned two Meritorious Unit Commendations and four Battle Efficiency "E" awards.
"So Rests A Good Ship"
Year Placed2000
Placed ByCentennial Celebration of the United States Navy Submarine Force and Sponsors
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 444900 N 3405569
Decimal Degrees30.78186667, -81.57585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 46.912', W 81° 34.551'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 46' 54.72" N, 81° 34' 33.06" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701 Charlie Smith Sr Hwy, St Marys GA 31558, US
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