Launch of the SSBN 658 Mariano C. Vallejo at Mare Island (above)
When the nuclear ballistic missile submarine USS Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN
658 was decommissioned in 1995, parts of the boat were saved with the
idea that someday they would be put on public display on Mare Island.
Those parts include the boat's control room, her periscopes, and her 65-ton
& dive planes. The periscopes and control room display are now in the
Mare Island Museum, literally across the street from where the ship was
built & launched 30 years earlier.
Though cleaned-up and repainted, the sail remains standing in
a temporary location, locked behind a chain link fence. The Mare
Island Historic Park Foundation, the sail's caretaker, is working
on a plan to build the 658 sail monument in a dramatic, accessible site for permanent
display. That place is Building Ways #2, where she was ariginally built and launched.
will take money - and the support of all those who recognize the history
of Mare Island, the important role of the nuclear submarine fleet
in the defense
of the United States, and who support the recognition of all those
who built and served on the 658.
(To left - an architect's rendering (courtesy of RIM Architects) of proposed Memorial site in Building
Ways #2, Mare Island)
We need help
in the form of cash donations. The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion
in October, 2019. If you cannot donate money, we can use your support in spreading
the news of our efforts throughout the Vallejo community.
Donate to the
SSBN 658 Mariano C. Vallejo Memorial Site thru our Donate Now /
PayPal page - here. Or, send check or money
order donations for the 658 Sail Project, payable to "Save Our Sail MIHPF"
and mail to:
MIHPF Save Our Sail Fund
1100 Railroad Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94592
Email us for more information
All donations are tax-deductible - we are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.