“Where there is mutual fear, men think twice before they make aggression upon one another.”

Hermocrates of Syracuse: to the Sicilian Envoys of Gela, 424BC

This site is dedicated to the brave men who, during the Cold War, served their nation in the Silent Service. It has been created to serve those who were on the crew of the USS James Monroe SSBN 622.

Check News and Notices – Updated on June 22, 2023

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This is the official, current website of the USS James Monroe Association.  It is the best source of information about the USS James Monroe and is the best way for former crew members to keep in touch with each other.

Please feel free to browse our site and before you go don’t forget to sign the Guest Book – Under Construction.

Please use the Sailing List Menu Item or Eternal Patrol Menu Item to find your shipmates.  Former James Monroe sailors are urged to help us keep the sailing list useful by sending us their contact information or changed information via the Contact Us Menu Item.  Our members have access to the complete sailing list containing crew member’s contact information – Under Construction. If you are a former crew member and would like to join the association please contact us via the Join / Membership Menu Item and we will send you our membership information.

USS James Monroe Stats

Length Overall 425 Feet
Breadth 33 Feet
Speed Capability In excess of 20 knots
Depth Capability In excess of 400 feet
Displacement 8265 Tons
Keel Laid 31 July 1961
Launched 4 August 1962
Commissioned 7 December 1963
Deactivation 14 October 1989