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USS Sand Lance (SSN-660)

USS SAND LANCE (SSN-660) was ordered on 24 October 1963 for construction by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire. Her keel was laid on 15 January 1965 and she was launched on 11 November 1969.

SAND LANCE was commissioned into the United States Navy on 25 September 1971 and served 27 years before being decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 7 August 1998 to be disposed by submarine recycling at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington.

SAND LANCE was named in honor of the USS SAND LANCE (SS-381) which served with distinction during World War II.

Sources: Naval Vessel Register [1]