This web site is dedicated to the men of the Henry L. Stimson and their families, and to those who manned the "41 for Freedom FBM Submarines".

Only those who wear their 'fish' or their families will understand the significance of much of what is within these pages.


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USS HENRY L. STIMSON
History
Ship Facts

655 ASSOCIATION
Officers
Board of Directors / Life Members / Appointed Positions / Associate Members
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Stimson Bench Installation Sat October 20, 2012
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SAILING LIST

REUNIONS
THE CREW
Commanding Officers
Chiefs of the Boat
Commissioning Crews
Blue              Gold
Decommissioning Crew
The NEW Stimson Draft Newsletter
All newsletters prior to  Jan 1999 have been archived and are avaiable by contacting the webmaster.
Then & Now - crew pictures
Shipmate Web Pages & Submitted Links
Sea Stories and Comments
stories and comments from our shipmates


Navy Links -
Misc links featured in "The Stimson Draft" editions
YouTube links to submarine videos
41 For Freedom


The Insignia of

USS Henry L. Stimson
(SSBN655)

The insignia as a whole is a symbol of the organized intellectual
strength that Henry L. Stimson possessed.

The four stars represent the four presidents under whom he held cabinet positions.

 The crossed swords represent his belief that to keep peace you must be strong
to resist aggression and also the two tenures of office as Secretary of War.

The torch is the torch of dignity and statesmanship that
characterized the life of Henry L. Stimson.


IMPORTANT DATES

Keel Laid 4 April 1964

Launched 13 November 1965 in Groton Connecticut

Commissioned 20 August 1966

1st Overhaul began November 1971; completed March 1973

2nd Overhaul began May 1982; completed August 1984

Combined crews May 1992 for inactivation

Decommissioned in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 5 May 1993

Conducted Seventy Six Strategic Deterrent Patrols

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THEFT OF MEMORABILIA AND ARTIFACTS BELONGING TO THE STIMSON ASSOCIATION
Shipmates we have suffered a theft of the majority of our memorabilia and artifacts belonging to the Association. The theft occurred sometime between November 13 and 28, 2020. The custodian for these items was storing them in a secure storage unit in Ladson SC and the unit was secured with a heavy-duty combination padlock. The padlock was cut and the Pelican cases containing a large number of our artifacts were taken. The police are investigating but in the meantime all of our shipmates are being asked to keep an eye open for any Stimson items they see being sold or auctioned on social media or sales sites. You can read the entire statement on this theft below:
THEFT OF ASSOCIATION ARTIFACTS


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