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(by Waylan Shropshire)

22 JUNE 1976
USS VON STEUBEN (SSBN 632) successfully launched two POSEIDON (C3) missiles during an Operational Test.
22 JUNE 1978
The 13th flight test in the TRIDENT (C4) development program (C4X-17) was successfully conducted from Flat Pad 25C at Cape Canaveral, FL.
22 JUNE 1984
USS LEWIS AND CLARK (SSBN 644) deployed for operational patrol following refueling overhaul.
22 JUNE 1993
HMS RENOWN (SSBN 02) commenced the last U.K. POLARIS (A3) second-half training Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) phase at Faslane, Scotland.
22 JUNE 1994
USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN 740), the seventh TRIDENT II (D5) submarine, was delivered to the Navy by Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT. This was the 15th TRIDENT submarine delivered. The ship was commissioned at Newport, RI, on 9 July 1994. Honoring the 13th state of the Union, RHODE ISLAND is the first submarine and the third naval vessel to bear the name.


JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (June 2, 2021) — Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) load a Mark 48 advanced capability torpedo for Exercise Agile Dagger 2021 (AD21). AD21 is a training exercise, with one-third of the Pacific Submarine Force getting underway, to assess warfighting readiness and build capacity for the joint force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. Zingaro/Released)