THEODORE ROOSEVELT SSBN 600
Ship Name and Designation History
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Initially unnamed and assigned hull classification symbol SSGN 600
Keel Laid 20 May 1958 as Attack Submarine (Nuclear) SCAMP SSN 588
Renamed and redesignated Ballistic Missile Submarine SSBN 600 6 November 1958
Launched 3 October 1959
Struck from Naval Register 1 December 1982
Disposed of through NPSSRP 24 March 1995
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- USS Theodore Roosevelt SSBN-600 Covers Page 1 (1959-1981)
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Official Ship cachet
USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT earned the National Defense Service Medal during her Naval career.
NAMESAKE - Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (27 October 1858 – 6 January 1919)
Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his "cowboy" image and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the municipal, state, and federal level of government. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
The Spanish–American War broke out while Roosevelt was running the Department of the Navy. He promptly resigned and led a small regiment in Cuba known as the Rough Riders, earning a nomination for the Medal of Honor, which was received posthumously on his behalf on 16 January 2001.
The ships sponsor was Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth (12 February 1884 – 20 February 1980), daughter of Theodore Roosevelt.
Two ships of the US Navy have been named in his honor - USS Theodore Roosevelt SSBN-600 and USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71.
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