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Simon Lake (AS 33) Class: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of this class and major subsequent modifications. For more views see the former NHHC (now Hyperwar) Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Simon Lake (AS 33)

Underway off Oahu, Hawaii, in January 1965.

Photo No. KN-11036
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS Simon Lake (AS 33) in January 1965
USS Simon Lake (AS 33)

Probably photographed at the beginning of her career accompanied by the new Navy yard tug Arcata (YTB 768), which was assigned to the 13th Naval District where Simon Lake was built. Arcata entered service in March 1965.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (UA-282)

  USS Simon Lake (AS 33) circa 1965
USS Simon Lake (AS 33)

Probably photographed near the beginning of her career.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS Simon Lake (AS 33) circa 1965
USS Canopus (AS 34)

Photographed on 13 October 1965 by her builder, Ingalls SB Corp. of Pascagoula, Miss.

Photo No. USN 1113499
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS Canopus (AS 34) on 13 October 1965
USS Canopus (AS 34)

Photographed on 13 October 1965 by her builder, Ingalls SB Corp. of Pascagoula, Miss. Note the break in the superstructure amidships for the ship's 20 vertical missile storage tubes.

Photo No. USN 1113867
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS Canopus (AS 34) on 13 October 1965
USS Canopus (AS 34)

An overhead view of the ship, probably on builder's trials circa October 1965.

Photo No. BUSHIPS 171435, NAID 7576362
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-19-NN, negatives)

  USS Canopus (AS 34) circa October 1965
USS Simon Lake (AS 33)

USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657) taking on Trident C-4 missiles from Simon Lake at Kings Bay, Georgia on 2 October 1981. The canister for one missile has been secured over a missile tube on the submarine and one of the tender's two missile cranes is transferring a second missile in its canister to the submarine.

Photo No. DN-SC-82-00002
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-330)

  USS Simon Lake (AS 33) on 2 October 1981
USS Simon Lake (AS 33)

Moored at Kings Bay, Georgia, on 1 December 1981 while providing refit, repair, and supply functions for the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) of Submarine Squadron 16.

Photo No. DN-ST-82-02303
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-330)

  USS Simon Lake (AS 33) on 1 December 1981
USS Simon Lake (AS 33)

At Holy Loch, Scotland, with the floating drydock AFDB 7 (four sections) astern, two ballistic missile submarines alongside, and a variety of support craft including a floating crane and the civilian garbarge lighter Kinshasa off her bow. The photo was received by the Naval Historical Center from the ship in June 1992.

Photo No. Unknown
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (L-file)

  USS Simon Lake (AS 33) circa early 1992
USS Canopus (AS 34)

At the destroyer and submarine piers at Norfolk, Va., on 2 October 1993 with a Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine across the pier. Photo by Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)

Photo No. DN-SC-94-00023
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-330)

  USS Canopus (AS 34) on 2 October 1993
USS Canopus (AS 34)

Moored on the north side of one of the D&S piers at Norfolk, Va., on 21 May 1994. Photo by Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)

Photo No. DN-SC-95-00752
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-330)

  USS Canopus (AS 34) on 21 May 1994
USS Canopus (AS 34)

Moored on the north side of one of the D&S piers at Norfolk, Va., on 21 May 1994 with several Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarines moored on the south side of the pier. Photo by Don S. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)

Photo No. DN-ST-95-00965
Source: U.S. National Archives (RG-330)

  USS Canopus (AS 34) on 21 May 1994