Welcome To The Official Website For The
U.S.S. RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN-687)
The Creation Of The Ship's Emblem
Pictured below is the ship’s official emblem.  The emblem was designed by Chief Machinist’s
Mate D. R. Lewis, a member of the ship’s initial crew.

The dominant characteristic is a shield of stars and stripes symbolizing the great patriotism of
Senator Russell and the primary mission of the ship’s service to our country.  The other two
elements characterized in the emblem are a nuclear powered attack submarine in a silhouette
against the background of the state of Georgia.