PENNSYLVANIA SSBN 735
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid 2 March 1987 - Launched & Christened 23 April 1988
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- USS Pennsylvania SSBN-735 Covers Page 1 (1988-2019)
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USPS Pictorial Postmarks
20th Anniversary, cachet by Dieter Lange
25th Anniversary, cachet by Leonhard Venne
30th Anniversary, cachet by Michael Brock
NAMESAKE - PENNSYLVANIA, second of the original 13 states, ratified the Constitution December 12 1787.
There have been four US Navy ships named PENNSYLVANIA - USS Pennsylvania (Ship-of-the-Line 1837), USS Pennsylvania ACR-4, USS Pennsylvania BB-38 and
USS Pennsylvania SSBN-735.
The ships sponsor is Mrs. Marilyn Garrett, wife of the Honorable H. Lawrence Garrett III, Under Secretary of the Navy.
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