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L45-42.08.08 USS Canopus (AS-34)

L45-42.08.08 USS Canopus (AS-34)
Title: L45-42.08.08 USS Canopus (AS-34)
Caption: Collection Photo # L45-42.08.08 USS Canopus (AS-34) after its launch in Pascagoula, Mississippi on 12 February 1965
Description: "The Polaris submarine tender Canopus (AS-34) made her slide into the Singing River following her launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi today and came one step closer to becoming an indispensable part in support of the US Navy's Polaris Weapons System. Upon her scheduled delivery this September, Canopus, from an overseas base, will be capable of fully supporting nine nuclear powered submarines on patrol, keeping them in a high state of combat readiness."
Accession #: L45-42
Catalog #: L45-42.08.08
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