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Pintado

 

A large mackerel-like fish, whose elongated spots suggested the Spanish word meaning painted as it is named, found along the Florida coast and in the West Indies.

 

II

 

(SS(N)672: dp. 4,640; l. 2922; b. 317; dr. 288; cpl. 107; a. 4 21 tt., SUBROC; cl. Sturgeon)

 

The second Pintado was laid down 27 October 1967 by the San Francisco Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.; launched 16 August 1969; and is scheduled to commission in 1971.

 

As one of the most advanced submarines in the fleet, she is designed to seek out and destroy other submarines. She will be a worthy successor to those submarines who fought so valiantly in the Pacific during World War II.