Richland, Washington: USS Triton Sub Surfaces

In 1960 the USS Triton became the first submarine to circumnavigate the globe completely underwater. Its conning tower and sail superstructure were saved after the sub was scrapped and recycled, stuck in the ground in a park along the Columbia River in 2011.

Triton Sail Park

Address:
3250 Port of Benton Blvd, Richland, WA
Directions:
Triton Sail Park. North of the city. I-182 exit 4. Drive north on WA-240/Stevens Drive for 7.5 miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto Battelle Blvd. Drive to the next stoplight. Turn left onto George Washington Way. Drive three blocks. Turn right onto 11th St. Drive one block. You'll see the sub on the left.
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USS Triton Submarine Sail.

USS Triton Submarine Sail

The sail of the USS Triton (SSRN/SSN-586), a radar picket nuclear submarine, protrudes though a parking lot at an office complex.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/13/2020]

The nuclear powered USS Triton was launched in 1958, and conducted its maiden voyage in 1960 as the first submarine to go around the world completely underwater from February through April, for a total of 60 days. The crew included a psychiatrist.


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