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Narwhal

 

A gray and white arctic whale which averages 20 feet in length. The male has a long, twisted ivory tusk of commercial value.

 

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SS17 was commissioned as Narwhal 23 November 1909 but was renamed D1 (q.v.) on 17 November 1911.