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The Redoutable, a French SNLE (now a museum)
The Redoutable, a French SNLE (now a museum)

SSBN is the United States Navy Hull classification symbol for a fleet ballistic nuclear missile submarine. The SS denotes a submarine, the B denotes ballistic missile capability, and the N denotes nuclear power. It differs from SSN, the fast attack submarine in that the primary mission of the SSBN is nuclear deterrence while the SSN is primarily a hunter/killer. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The United States Navy uses hull classification symbols to identify the types of its ships. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... Polish missile wz. ...


The SSBN also is unique in that it has two crews per boat to maximize patrol time. In the U.S. Navy, the two crews are called blue crew and gold crew. In the Royal Navy, the two crews are called port crew and starboard crew. The French Navy strategic nuclear submarines are labeled "SNLE", for Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur d'Engins ("Device-Launching Nuclear Submarine"); their crews are blue and red crew. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... The French Navy (Marine Nationale) is the naval arm of the French military and is the second-largest Western European navy (the largest being the United Kingdoms Royal Navy). ...


SSBN classes (in service)

The Triomphant class of strategic missile submarines of the French Navy are currently being introduced into service to provide the sea based component of the French nuclear deterrent or Force de frappe, with the M45 SLBM. They are replacing the Redoutable-class boats. ... The Typhoon-class submarine is a ballistic missile-carrying, nuclear-powered submarine (SSBN) deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. ... Delta class submarines are Russian-built strategic nuclear missile submarines designed to attack cities, military and industrial installations, and naval bases. ... The United States has 18 Ohio class submarines: 14 nuclear-powered SSBNs, each armed with 24 Trident II SLBMs; they are also known as Trident submarines, and provide the sea-based leg of the triad of the United States strategic deterrent forces 4 nuclear-powered SSGNs, each armed with 154... Vanguard Class Submarine Trident missile launch in the United States The Royal Navys Vanguard class of nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), each armed with 16 Trident II SLBMs, includes four boats: Vanguard (S28), Victorious (S29), Vigilant (S30), and Vengeance (S31), all built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd, now...

SSBN classes (retired)

The Redoutable class submarine is a ballistic missile (SSBN) class, Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur dEngins (SNLE), of the Marine Nationale , the oceanic part (Force Océanique Stratégique (FOST)) of the Force de frappe. ... The Resolution class submarines were the first British strategic ballistic missile submarines, carrying the Polaris missile. ... The George Washington class of United States Navy submarine were the first ballistic missile submarines in the world. ... The Ethan Allen class of fleet ballistic missile submarine was an evolutionary development from the George Washington class. ... The Lafayette class of submarine was an evolutionary development from the Ethan Allen class of fleet ballistic missile submarine, slightly larger and generally improved. ... The James Madison class of submarine was an evolutionary development from the Lafayette class of fleet ballistic missile submarine. ... The Benjamin Franklin class of submarine was an evolutionary development from the James Madison class of fleet ballistic missile submarine. ...

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