USS JOHN ADAMS
BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINE
SIZE: 5" x 3 1/2"
USS John Adams (SSBN-620), a Lafayette-class ballistic missile submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for John Adams (1735-1826), the second President of the United States (1797-1801), and his son John Quincy Adams
(1767-1848), the sixth President of the United States (1825-1829). Both
names were used, with the Captain of the crew which had possession of
the boat using the name John Adams and the off crew captain using the
name John Quincy Adams. John Adams was decommissioned on 24 March 1989 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register the same day. She entered the Nuclear-Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at Bremerton, Washington, and on 12 February 1996 ceased to exist when her scrapping was completed.