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USS Bowfin (SS/AGSS-287), Balao-class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the bowfin, a voracious, predatory fish native to the Great Lakes, the Mississippi valley, and nearby waters. This dull green, but iridescent fish is little used for food or sport.
Bowfin was laid down by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at Kittery, Maine on 23 July 1942; launched on 7 December 1942 by Mrs. Jane Gawne, wife of Captain James Orville Gawne; and commissioned on 1 May 1943, Commander Joseph H. Willingham in command




Builder:
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine

Laid down:
23 July 1942

Launched:
7 December 1942

Commissioned:
1 May 1943

Decommissioned:
12 February 1947

Recommissioned:
27 July 1951

Decommissioned:
22 April 1954

Recommissioned:
10 January 1960

Decommissioned:
1 December 1971

Struck:
1 December 1971

Fate:
Museum ship in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii since 1 August 1979[2]

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aidas2
aidas2

Another wiki article... also where did the aircraft of the week go?

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