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(SS(N)-605: dp~ 3, - 8 (surf.), 1. 278'; b. 31'7", dr.
25'4"; s. classified; cpl. 95; a. 4 tt.; cl. Thre~her)

The second Jaek (SSX 605) was laid down 16 September 1960 by Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H; launched 24 April 1963, sponsored by Mrs. Leslie R. Groves, wife of Lieutenant General Groves, head of the Manhattan Project; and commissioned 31 March 1967, Comdr. L. T. Urbanezyk in command.

She then joined the Atlantic Fleet and operates out of New London, Conn., as one of the Navy's fast and versatile nuclear submarines, a mighty weapon helping to assure the United States control of the seas.