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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.


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