Key News

Feb 22, 2017

crew list

1,477 - Feb 22, 2017

Eternal Patrol

Feb 22, 2017

Deck Log

Sep 3, 2014

 

Reunion  Info 

 

Reunion Assoc.   Members

 

Past Reunions

  Reunions 02 - 06

  Reunion 08

Reunion 10

       Reunion 12

    Reunion 14

Reunion 16

 

History

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PHOTOS

By Location

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By Decade

1960's

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1990's

 

Photos with Stories

Oct 11, 2011

 

PORTS

March 30, 2009

 

videos

June 24, 2009

 

Halfway Night

 

Sub Sounds

 

Sea Stories

Jan 15, 2015

 

Plank Owners

 

Crews Mess

 

Sub Humor

 

Key Papers & Souvenirs

Sep 3, 2014

 

Qual Cards

July 5, 2010

 

Key Wives

May 27, 2009

 

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OVERHAULS

The Key went through two overhauls during its life.  Each was a unique experience as it was the only time the blue and gold crews were merged into one crew for the duration of the overhaul.  In these pages we would like to remember those days in pictures and words.  I was part of the crew for overhaul #1 in Bremerton, WA. from 1972 - 1973. Overhaul # 2 was from early 1983 to mid 1985.  Anyone with pictures or stories from the overhaul periods is welcome to contribute so that we can recreate as complete a history as possible.

The Key had three completely different missile systems installed at various times during its life.  It started with Polaris, then Poseidon, then Trident.

Polaris A2 (1965 - 1967)

Polaris A3 (1967-1972)
Poseidon C3 (1973-1978)
Trident I C4 (1979-1993)

 

Key Overhaul #1 February1972 - May 1973

1972 - Bremerton, Washington. Click on Sea Stories to read about the trip to Bremerton.  We almost did not make it.  Other material coming soon - still gathering material.

 

Key Overhaul #2  February 1983 - August 1985

Shipmate Jeff Buss has contributed many pictures, forms and text for this overhaul period in Newport News, VA.  Click on the above link to go to the pages for that overhaul.

 

Key at dockside near the end of overhaul #2