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Silversides

 

A small fish marked with a silvery stripe along each side of its body.

 

II

 

(SSN-679: dp. 3,640 (surf.), 4,640 (subm.) ; l. 292'3"; b. 31'8"; dr. 28'9"; s. 20+ k.; cpl. 107; a. 4 21" tt., SUBROC; cl. Sturgeon)

 

The second Silversides (SSN-679) was laid down on 13 October 1969 by the General Dynamics Corp., Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.; launched on 4 June 1971; sponsored by Mrs. John H. Chafee, wife of the then Secretary of the Navy; and commissioned on 5 May 1972, Comdr. John E. Allen in command.

 

Following shakedown in the Atlantic and Caribbean, Silversides continued to operate in the Atlantic, home-ported at Charleston, S.C., into 1974.