This website is founded as a Point of Contact home for all submariners [Officers & Enlisted; BLUE Crew & GOLD Crew] who served aboard this nuclear-powered, ballistic missile Cold War Era submarine.
  • Keel Laid 5 MAR 62
  • Launched 15 MAR 63
  • Commissioned 28 JUL 64
  • Decommissioned 20 NOV 92
  • Disposed; PSNS 24 OCT 97
A tale of history awaits to be told from the hands who enter here. Inside the hatches, Fore to Aft, Port to Starboard, all decks, compartments, and work spaces, from every planned operation to any near mishaps aboard, these memories exist in our personal experiences. There are successive generations wondering, "What's it like to be serving aboard a submarine?" - Sharing among the crew here will revive several memories and bring lore to life. So, hoist her anchor and keep ole Dolly rockin'!

The USS James Madison Reunion Association has been responsible for seven crew reunions so far with an eighth in the planning stages. Our most recent reunion was held in Charleston SC in 2017 and included a tour of the at the Hunley, Patriots Point and a plantation west of the Ashley as well as renewing of contacts with shipmates. In May 2019, we'll meet up in Rapid City, SD.

If you served before on this boat, your shipmates here are on a quest to contact you! Hail to the DOLPHINS, Silent Servicemen, the proud men of the USS James Madison SSBN627 who wear them!

W E T S U!