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Queenfish

 

A small food fish found off the Pacific coast of North America.

 

II

 

(SSN–651: dp. 4,060; l. 292’; b. 31’; dr. 25’; s. 20+ k. (surf. and subm.); cpl. 99; a. 4 21” tt., ASROC; cl. Sturgeon)

 

The second Queenfish (SSN–651) was laid down by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., 11 May 1964; launched 25 February 1966; sponsored by Hon. Julia Butler Hansen, Congresswoman from the State of Washington; and commissioned 6 December 1966, Comdr. Jackson B. Richard in command.

 

Assigned a homeport and homeyard of Pearl Harbor, Queenfish reported to the Atlantic Fleet for onward routing to the Pacific Fleet. She serves with the Pacific Fleet into 1970 as a nuclear-powered attack submarine guarding this nation against the undersea forces of potential enemies.