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The US Navy submarine USS George Washington is launched at the... News PhotoAdult,Adults Only,Black And White,Ceremony,Day,Full Length,Groton - Connecticut,Horizontal,Medium Group Of People,Military,Navy,Only Men,Outdoors,People,Photography,Politics,Sea,Ship Launch,Submarine,US NavyPhotographer Collection: Popperfoto 2012 Getty ImagesThe US Navy submarine USS George Washington (SSBN-598) is launched at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, Connecticut, 9th June 1959. Armed with Polaris missiles, the vessel is the United States' first nuclear ballistic missile submarine. (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images)