(SSN-651: dp. 4,060; l. 292-; b. 31-; dr. 25-; s. 20+ k. (surf. and subm.); cpl. 99; a. 4 21- tt., ASROC; cl. Sturgeon)
A small food fish found off the Pacific coast of North America.
The second Queenfish (SSN-651) was laid down by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., 11 May 1964; launched 25 February 1966; sponsored by Hon. Julia Butler Hansen, Congresswoman from the State of Washington; and commissioned 6 December 1966, Comdr. Jackson B. Richard in command.
Assigned a homeport and homeyard of Pearl Harbor, Queenfish reported to the Atlantic Fleet for onward routing to the Pacific Fleet. She serves with the Pacific Fleet into 1970 as a nuclear-powered attack submarine guarding this nation against the undersea forces of potential enemies.