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Welcome To The Official Website For The
U.S.S. RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN-687)
"Lest They Be Forgotten ... "
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

~ Robert Lewis Stephenson
"There is a port of no return, where ships
May ride at anchor for a little space
And then, some starless night, the cable slips,
Leaving an eddy at the mooring place…
Gulls, veer no longer. Sailor, rest your oar.
No tangled wreckage will be washed ashore."

- Leslie Nelson Jennings ("Lost Harbor")