USS Spadefish


USS Spadefish

Two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS "Spadefish", named in honor of the spadefish, a spiny-finned fish found in coastal waters of the western Atlantic from Cuba to Cape Cod.

* The first "Spadefish", (SS-411), was a "Balao"-class submarine, commissioned in 1944 and struck in 1967.
* The second "Spadefish", (SSN-668), was a "Sturgeon"-class submarine, commissioned in 1969 and struck in 1997.


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