The USS George Washington is the first of the nuclear powered missile submarines that formed part of the deterrent triad starting in the 1960s. She fired the first Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile while submerged in July of 1960 then after changing crews fired two more. The submarine made 55 deterrent patrols over the course of her life. She was stricken from the Navy List in 1986. The sail structure when removed during the recycling procedure was transported to the Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton, Connecticut.
Due to the high cost of shipping framed works with glass and the probability of breakage, this watercolor will be shipped matted and with backing (foam core) suitable for framing. Framing to be done by the customer. If the customer is within a 25 mile radius of St Augustine, Florida, US the artist will arrange for framing and delivery if desired.