James K Polk Launches

The following was submitted by Glenn Little ETCS(SS) USN Retired:

JKP fired one A3 and 17 C-3 missiles during her time in service.

  • 6-23-1966 she fired her only A3 bird as an OT.

All that follow are C3

  • On 1-13-1973 she fired one DASO bird.
  • On 4-18-1975 she fired two birds for FOT-9. This was by the Gold crew when I was on board.
  • On 8-29-1975 she fired two birds for FOT-14, this was by the Blue crew.
  • On 4-24-1978 she fired four birds for OT-33.
  • On 2-19-1979 she fired 4 birds for FOT-36.
  • On 7-23-1983 she fired one DASO bird.
  • On 4-9-1984 she fired two birds for Follow on OP test.
  • On 3-9-1989 she fired one DASO bird.

The source of this information is http://www.astronautix.com/p/index.html

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