USS Sand Lance

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Two submarines of the United States Navy have been named USS Sand Lance for the sand lance, a fish of the ammodytidae family.

  • The first USS Sand Lance (SS-381), a Balao-class submarine, served during World War II, then was loaned to Brazil, becoming Brazilian submarine Rio Grande do Sul (S-11).
  • The second USS Sand Lance (SSN-660), a Sturgeon-class submarine, commissioned 1971, decommissioned 1998.