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Parche II (SSN-683)


USS Parche (SSN-683)

Launch of Parche (SSN-683). Part of a collection of photographs of Parche (SSN-683) from the early 1970s. Donor: Parche (SSN-683). Catalog#: UA 475.11.  


A small, gorgeously colored butterfly fish, known for its uncanny ability to swim in and around coral heads and reefs. The fish can find its way through the most intricate passages by swimming upside down or on its side.

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The name Parche was assigned to SSN-683 on 7 March 1970.

Published: Tue Aug 13 09:08:38 EDT 2019