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USS Flying Fish (SSN-673), a Sturgeon-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the flying fish, any of number of fishes of tropic and warm temperate seas whose long winglike fins make it possible for them to move some distance through the air.

The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticutmarker on 15 July 1966 and her keel was laid down on 30 June 1967. She was launched on 17 May 1969 sponsored by Mrs. John W. Harvey, and commissioned on 29 April 1970, with Commander Donald C. Shelton in command.

In 1976, she won the Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund Award for the Atlantic Fleet.

Flying Fish was decommissioned on 16 May 1996 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 16 May 1996. Ex-Flying Fish entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washingtonmarker, and on 15 October 1996 ceased to exist.


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