USS NARWHAL (SSN-671)
The third Narwhal was laid down 17 January 1966 by General Dynamics Corp.,
Groton, Conn.; launched 9 September 1967; sponsored by Mrs. Glynn R. Donaho;
and commissioned 12 July 1969, with Comdr. W. A. Matson, in command.
is the largest straight nuclear-powered attack submarine yet built by the
U.S. Navy. She has a new type of reactor that will enable her to steam longer,
and further than any other submarine in existence. This new reactor
considerably reduces the noise level of a submarine and makes the Narwhal, at the time of commissioning,
the quietest submarine in the U.S. Naval service.
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