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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 sail & 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.

This 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 about DONATIONS.

All donations are tax-deductible - we are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.