Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Salmon I (SS-19)

A soft-finned, gamy fish which inhabits the coasts of America and Europe in northern latitudes and ascends rivers for the purpose of spawning. Salmon are highly valued for their rich, succulent meat.

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Salmon (SS-19) was laid down on 16 April 1908 by the Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass., under subcontract from Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.; launched on 12 March 1910; sponsored by Miss R. Fitzgerald; commissioned on 8 September 1910, Lt. D. A. Weaver in command; and renamed D-3 (q.v.) on 17 November 1911.

Published: Tue Nov 10 11:43:19 EST 2015