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USS Skipjack

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February 1960.

USS Skipjack (SSN-585), a nuclear-powered attack submarine, was the lead ship of her class. It was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named after the Skipjack tuna fish.

Her keel was laid down on 29 May 1956 by the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut. She was launched on 26 May 1958 and commissioned on 15 April 1959 with Commander W. W. Behrens, Jr. in command. [1]

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