(SS(N)-672: dp. 4,640; l. 292-2-; b. 31-7-; dr. 28-8-; cpl. 107; a. 4 21- tt., SUBROC; cl. Sturgeon)
A large mackerel-like fish, whose elongated spots suggested the Spanish word meaning painted as it is named, found along the Florida coast and in the West Indies.
The second Pintado was laid down 27 October 1967 by the San Francisco Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.; launched 16 August 1969; and is scheduled to commission in 1971.
As one of the most advanced submarines in the fleet, she is designed to seek out and destroy other submarines. She will be a worthy successor to those submarines who fought so valiantly in the Pacific during World War II.