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|Authorized:||9 July 1960|
|Laid down:||15 December 1961|
|Launched:||14 May 1964|
|Commissioned:||25 January 1968|
|Struck:||25 April 1996|
|Displacement:||3964 tons light, 4242 tons full, 278 tons dead|
|Propulsion:||S5W reactor with S3G-3 Core, two steam turbines with reduction-geared single shaft|
|Armament:||four 21-inch torpedo tubes amidships, MK-37 and MK-48 torpedoes, MK-67 SLMM, UGM-84 Harpoon cruise missiles, SUBROC short range ballistic missile|
|Complement:||12 officers, 115 men|
The second USS Gato (SSN 615) was a Thresher-class submarine known as the "Goal Keeper" or the "Black Cat." The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation on 9 July 1960 and her keel was laid down on 15 December 1961 at Groton, Connecticut. She was launched 14 May 1964 sponsored by Mrs. Lawson P. Ramage, and was commissioned 25 January 1968.
See also USS Gato (SS-212).