USS Parche (SSN-683), a Sturgeon-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the parche (pronounced with two equal syllables: /ˌpɑrˈtʃeɪ/), a small, coral reef butterfly fish.
The sail of the Parche was moved in summer 2006 next to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in preparation for a maritime park in downtown Bremerton.
USS Sturgeon (SSN-637), the lead ship of her class of nuclear attack submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the sturgeon.
Sturgeon was decommissioned on 1 August 1994 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 August 1994. Ex-Sturgeon entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington, and on 11 Decembe...
USS Lapon (SSN-661), a Sturgeon-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the lapon, a scorpionfish of the Pacific coast of North America.
Deactivated while still in commission on 1 October 1991, Lapon was decommissioned on 25 June 1992 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register the ...
USS Grayling (SSN-646), a Sturgeon-class submarine, was the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the grayling, a fresh-water game fish closely related to the trout.
Grayling was deactivated on 1 March 1997, placed in commission in reserve a week later as she entered the Ship and Submarine Recycling Program, then decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Re...
(Portuguese: Torre Vasco da Gama) is a 145 m/476 ft-high lattice tower in Lisbon, Portugal, built over the Tagus river.
It is named after Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who was the first European to arrive in India by sail, in 1498.
The architects of the tower were Leonor Janeiro, Nick Jacobs and SOM (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill).
The steel structure, represe...
USS Becuna (SS/AGSS-319), an example of the standard fleet-type Balao class submarine of World War II, Becuna was commissioned in May, 1944 and conducted five wartime patrols with the U.S. Seventh Fleet. Becuna sank the 7500 ton freighter Nichiyoku Maru, two small coastal freighters, assisted USS Hawkbill with the sinking of the oiler Tokuwa Maru, and damaged another oiler. The submarine also s...
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