Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 3, Page 12

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

USS Guitarro SSN-665
Sturgeon class (No reported postmarks)
Launched July 27, 1968

Upper: Launch cover, sponsored by Mare Island Naval Shipyard National Association of Supervisors, shipyard handstamp postmark.
Lower: Commissioning cover, cachet sponsored by Mare Island Naval Shipyard Supervisors Association, shipyard handstamp postmark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After launching, sunk before completion May 15, 1969 when water entered forward compartment. Raised three days later and completely refitted, earning nickname “Mud Puppy”. Commissioned September 9, 1972. Decommissioned May 29, 1992. Scrapping/recycling completed October 18, 1994.

 

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