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Grampus III (SS-4)

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Caption: Grampus III (SS-4).

The grampus is a large cetacean (Grampus griseus) of the "blackfish family" commonly referred to as Risso's dolphin. Found in warm seas throughout the world, the dolphin has a blunt head, barrel-shaped body and ranges in color from grey to black. Risso's dolphins swim in groups of 3-50 animals and prefer offshore waters, where they hunt squid, octopi and fish.


The third Grampus (SS-4), commissioned 9 June 1908 and was renamed A-S (q.v.) 17 November 1911.

03 September 2004

Published: Tue Jul 14 08:34:09 EDT 2015