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Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 2, Page 16

A History of the Submarines Built at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard

USS Halibut SSG(N)-587
Halibut class (No reported postmarks)
Launched January 9, 1959

Upper: Launch cover, sponsored by Mare Island Naval Shipyard Supervisors Association, shipyard machine postmark.
Lower: Ship’s cachet and corner card, shipyard handstamp postmark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First nuclear submarine designed to carry guided missiles, the Regulus I nuclear missile. Length of 350′, displacement 5,000 tons, the largest submarine built at Mare Island since V-6 was built. First nuclear powered submarine to successfully launch a guided missile on March 11, 1960. Served in the Pacific with last missile patrol May 1964. Redesignated SS(N)-587 August 1965. Began service as special operations sub gathering intelligence in the Pacific until decommissioning in 1976. Disposed of by scrapping/recycling September 1994.

 

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