41 For Freedom Page

Forty One for Freedom was the Title of the Polaris and Poseidon Submarines that made up America’s seagoing Strategic Deterrent Missile Force.

https://theleansubmariner.com/2013/11/27/41-for-freedom-answering-a-threat/

In 1972, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover published a book entitled EMINENT AMERICANS
Namesakes of the Polaris Submarine Fleet

The Book is dedicated to the men whose names were used for these submarines. Their stories are told from the perspective of Admiral Rickover who was responsible for the nuclear power plants that made them such amazing vessels. The chapters are not listed in the order of the boat’s commissioning. This was by design since Rickover wanted to keep them in the order that made sense in the way he related their stories.

https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/01/08/writing-the-story-of-the-eminent-americans-namesakes-of-the-polaris-submarine-fleet/

As I relate their stories, I will put dates and links next to their names to indicate when I published on THS.

My goal is to have them all complete by the day of the 60th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS George Washington

(December 30, 1959)

  1. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN 598) January 7, 2019    https://theleansubmariner.com/2018/09/22/uss-george-washington-ssbn-598-first-and-finest/

  2. USS JOHN ADAMS (SSBN 620) January 26, 2019  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/01/26/uss-john-adams-ssbn-620-libertatem-amicitiam-retinebis-et-fidem-freedom-and-friendship-thou-shall-preserve-and-faith/

  3. USS THOMAS JEFFERSON (SSBN 618) February 10, 2019  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/02/10/uss-thomas-jefferson-ssbn-618-hostility-against-tyranny/

  4. USS JAMES MADISON (SSBN 627) February 13, 2019  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/02/13/uss-james-madison-ssbn-627-tribute-to-a-founding-father/

  5. USS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (SSBN 640) February 23, 2019  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/02/23/the-first-american-benjamin-franklin-and-the-ssbn-640-submarine-named-for-him/

  6. USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON (SSBN 617) February 24, 2019  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/02/24/uss-alexander-hamilton-ssbn-617-castles-in-the-air/

  7. USS PATRICK HENRY (SSBN 599) (February 26, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/02/26/uss-patrick-henry-ssbn-599-give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death/

  8. USS NATHAN HALE (SSBN 623) (March 17, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/03/17/i-only-regret-that-i-have-but-one-life-to-lose-for-my-country/

  9. USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN 616) (March 23, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/03/23/the-hero-of-the-two-worlds-le-heros-des-deux-mondes-uss-lafayette-ssbn-616/

  10. USS ETHAN ALLEN (SSBN 608) (March 29, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/03/29/surrender-in-the-name-of-the-great-jehovah-and-the-continental-congress-uss-ethan-allen-ssbn-608/

  11. USS NATHANAEL GREENE (SSBN 636) (March 30, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/03/30/for-the-defense-of-our-own-uss-nathanael-greene-ssbn-636/

  12. USS CASIMIR PULASKI (SSBN 633) (April 3, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2018/09/07/post-number-633-uss-casimir-pulaski-ssbn-633/

  13. USS VON STEUBEN (SSBN 632) (April 6, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/04/06/fidelity-industry-and-courage-the-uss-von-steuben-ssbn-632/

  14. USS DANIEL BOONE (SSBN 629) (April 9, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/04/09/the-happiest-among-mortals-uss-daniel-boone-ssbn-629/

  15. USS LEWIS AND CLARK (SSBN 644) (April 23, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/04/23/ocean-in-view-oh-joy-uss-lewis-and-clark-ssbn-644/

  16. USS JOHN MARSHALL (SSBN 611) (April 30, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/04/30/freedoms-defender-uss-john-marshall-ssbn-611-ssn-611/

  17. USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN 657) (May 5, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/05/05/gave-proof-through-the-night-uss-francis-scott-key-ssbn-657/

  18. USS TECUMSEH (SSBN 628) (May 6, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/05/06/be-brave-stand-%ef%ac%81rm-shoot-straight-uss-tecumseh-ssbn-628/

  19. USS KAMEHAMEHA (SSBN 642) (May 7, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/05/07/go-forth-and-conquer-uss-kamehameha-ssbn-642/

  20. USS JAMES MONROE (SSBN 622) (May 13, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/05/13/uss-james-monroe-ssbn-622-watchful-waiting/

  21. USS SIMON BOLIVAR (SSBN 641) (May 29, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/05/29/uss-simon-bolivar-ssbn-641-those-of-us-who-have-toiled-for-liberty-in-south-america-have-but-plowed-the-sea/

  22. USS ANDREW JACKSON (SSBN 619) (May 30, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/05/30/uss-andrew-jackson-ssbn-619-one-man-with-courage-is-a-majority/

  23. USS JAMES K. POLK (SSBN 645) (June 2, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/06/02/uss-james-k-polk-ssbn-645-from-sea-to-shining-sea/

  24. USS SAM HOUSTON (SSBN 609) (June 3, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/06/03/uss-sam-houston-ssbn-609-the-runaway-raven/

  25. USS HENRY CLAY (SSBN 625) (June 4, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/06/04/welcome-aboard-the-uss-henry-clay-ssbn-625/

  26. USS DANIEL WEBSTER (SSBN 626) (June 5, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/06/05/uss-daniel-webster-ssbn-626-old-funny-fins/

  27. USS JOHN C. CALHOUN (SSBN 630) (June 18, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/06/18/uss-john-c-calhoun-keeping-the-peace/

  28. USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (SSBN 602) (July 1, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/07/01/uss-abraham-lincoln-ssbn-602-pax-per-tridentum/

  29. USS STONEWALL JACKSON (SSBN 634) (July 2, 2019)  https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/07/02/uss-stonewall-jackson-ssbn-634-unwavering-courage/

  30. USS ROBERT E. LEE (SSBN 601) (July 3, 2019 Post number 775) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/07/03/uss-robert-e-lee-ssbn-601-pax-deterrendo/

  31. USS ULYSSES S. GRANT (SSBN 631) (July 4, 2019 Post Number 776) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/07/04/july-4th-2019-post-number-776-uss-ulysses-s-grant-ssbn-631/

  32. USS MARIANO G. VALLEJO (SSBN 658) (August 2, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/08/02/mariano-g-vallejo-ssbn-658-seagoing-cadillac-with-a-hell-of-a-kick/

  33. USS THOMAS A. EDISON (SSBN 610) (August 8, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/08/08/uss-thomas-a-edison-ssbn-610-potentia-tenebras-repellendi-power-to-repel-the-darkness/

  34. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (SSBN 656) (August 12, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/08/12/uss-george-washington-carver-ssbn-656-strength-through-knowledge/

  35. USS GEORGE BANCROFT (SSBN 643) (August 19, 2019) https://theleansubmariner.com/2019/08/19/uss-george-bancroft-ssbn-643-pax-per-scientiam/

  36. USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SSBN 600)

  37. USS WOODROW WILSON (SSBN 624)

  38. USS HENRY L. STIMSON (SSBN 655)

  39. USS WILL ROGERS (SSBN 659)

  40. USS GEORGE C. MARSHALL (SSBN 654)

  41. USS SAM RAYBURN (SSBN 635)