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USS Dace (SSN-607)
USS Dace (SSN-607)
Name: USS Dace
Namesake: The dace, any of various freshwater fishes
Awarded: 3 March 1959
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 6 June 1960
Launched: 18 August 1962
Sponsored by: Betty Ford
Commissioned: 4 April 1964
Decommissioned: 2 December 1988
Struck: 2 December 1988
Fate: Recycling via Ship-Submarine Recycling Program completed 1 January 1997
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,070 tons surfaced,
3,500 tons submerged
Length: 278 ft 5 in (84.86 m)
Beam: 31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)
Draft: 25 ft 2 in
Propulsion: S5W reactor
Speed: 15 kt surfaced (28 km/h),
greater than 20 kts submerged
Test depth: Deeper than 400 ft
Complement: 105 officers and men
Sensors and
processing systems:

4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

Notes: YUK 27 FC

USS Dace (SSN-607), a Permit-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the dace, any of several small North American fresh-water fishes of the carp family. The contract to build her was awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi on 3 March 1959 and her keel was laid down on 6 June 1960. She was launched on 18 August 1962, sponsored by Betty Ford, wife of future President of the United States Gerald R. Ford, Jr., and commissioned on 4 April 1964, with Commander John A. Walsh in command.

History from 1964 to 1988 needed.

Dace was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 December 1988. Ex-Dace entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington and on 1 January 1997 ceased to exist.

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