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.
(SS(N)–672: dp. 4,640; l. 292’2”; b. 31’7”; dr. 28’8”; 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.