USS Sunfish


USS Sunfish

Two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS "Sunfish", named in honor of the ocean sunfish, "Mola mola", a plectognath marine fish, having a deep body truncated behind, and high dorsal and anal fins.

* The first, "Sunfish" (SS-182), was a "Gato"-class submarine, commissioned in 1942 and struck in 1960. She made eleven war patrols in the Pacific during World War II.
* The second, "Sunfish" (SSN-649), was a "Sturgeon"-class submarine, commissioned in 1969 and struck in 1997.


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