USS John Adams II

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John Adams II SSB(N)-625

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John Adams II

(SSB(N)-625: dp. 7,250; 1. 425'; b. 33'; dr. 31'5"; s.
Over 20 k.; cpl. 136; a. 16 Poll mist; cl. T,afayette)

The second John Adams (SSB(N)-625) was laid down by the Portsmouth N aval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.~., 19 May 1961; launched 12 January 1963; sponsored by Mrs. Abigail Adams Manny, great, great, great granddaughter of John Quincy Adams, and commissioned 12 May 1964, Comdr. Paul Lando W. Zech, Jr. (blue crew) and Comdr. Paul J. Early (gold crew) in command.

After shakedown and training on the Atlantic Missile Range, John Adams departed Charleston, S.C., 3 November 1964 for duty with Submarine Squadron 14. Based at EIoly Loch, Scotland, she began Polaris missile patrols. At present she continues classified patrols and serves as a unit of the mighty undersea deterrent force. Capable of unleashing a lethal attack against any potential enemy, she also'serves the continuing task of "keeping the peace."