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Buffalo

The popular name for the North American bison, a bovine mammal that once ranged widely across the lands that now comprise the United States.


A city in western New York state at the northeastern extreme of Lake Erie. It is the seat of government for Erie County.


The first two ships named Buffalo appear to have been named for the animal, while the later ships (including those not built) were named for the city in New York.


III


(SSN-688: dp. 6142; l. 362'; b. 33'; dr. 32'; cl. SSN 688)


The third Buffalo (SSN-688) keel was laid on 25 January 1980 at Newport News, Virginia, by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, launched 8 May 1982 and commissioned 5 November 1983.


The history is under construction.



23 November 2005