USS Queenfish II

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Queenfish II SSN-651

Queenfish II

(SSN-651: dp. 4,060; 1. 292'; b. 31'; dr. 25'; s 20+ k. (surf.
and subm.); cpl. 99; a. 4 21" tt., ASROC; cl. Stur~eon)

The second Queenfish (SSN-651) was laid down by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., 11 May 1964 Iaunehed 25 February 1966; sponsored by Hon. Julia Butler Hansen, C,ongresswoman 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.