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Puffer II SSN-652

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Puffer II

(SSN-652: dp. 3,800 (surf.), 4,640 (subm.); 1. 292'2"; b. 31'7" dr. 28'8"; cpl. 107; s. 20 + k.; a. 4 21" tt., SUBROC, cl. Sturgeon)

The second Puffer was laid down 8 February 1965 by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Paseagoula, Miss., Iaunehed 30 March 1968, sponsored by Mrs. John B. Colwell, and commissioned 9 August 1969, Lt. Comdr. John M. Will, Jr., in command.

This undersea warrior, one of the most modern and advanced submarines, will be a worthy successor to the famed Puffer that fought so valiantly in Worid War II.