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Silversides II SSN-679

Silversides II
(SSN-679: dp. 3,640 (surf.), 4,640 (subm.), 1. 292'3"
b. 31'8", dr. 28'9"; s. 20+ k., cpl. 107; a. 4 21" tt.,
SUBROC; cl. Sturgeon)

The second Silversides ( SSN-679) was laid down on 13 October 1969 by the General Dynamics Corp., Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn., launched on 4 June 1971; sponsored by Mrs. John H. Chafee, wife of the then Secretary of the Navy, and commissioned on 5 May 1972, Comdr. John E. Allen in command.

Following shakedown in the Atlantic and Caribbean, Silversides continued to operate in the Atlantic, homeported at Charleston, S.C., into 1974.