USS Dace (SSN-607)
|Namesake:||The dace, any of various freshwater fishes|
|Awarded:||3 March 1959|
|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|
|Class and type:||Permit-class submarine|
|Length:||278 ft 5 in (84.86 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)|
|Draft:||25 ft 2 in (7.67 m)|
|Test depth:||Deeper than 400 feet (120 m)|
|Complement:||105 officers and men|
4 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubesSUBROC
|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.
During portions of the 1960s and 1970s, Dace conducted classified operations in several oceans. Read Blind Man's Bluff (The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage), Sontag and Drew, 1998 for examples of these types of operations and the men who served.
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