USS Stingray

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Two submarines of the United States Navy have been named USS Stingray for the stingray, a large ray with a whip-like tail and sharp spines capable of inflicting severe wounds:

In fiction
  • A fictitious U.S. Navy Cold War nuclear attack submarine named USS Stingray appears in the 1986 novel To Kill the Potemkin by Mark Joseph.
  • A fictitious U.S. Navy World War II diesel-electric submarine named USS Stingray (SS-161) is featured in the American 1996 comedy film Down Periscope. (In reality, SS-161 was the hull number of the S-boat S-50.)