From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Any of many small American fresh-water fishes, closely related to the perch family.


(SS - 576: dp. 1,622; l. 268'7"; b. 27'2"; dr. 16'9"; s. 16 k.; cpl. 83; a. Classified; cl. Darter)


The second Darter (SS-576) was launched 28 May 1956 by General Dynamics Corp. (Electric Boat Co. Division), Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs. G. L. Russell; and commissioned 20 October 1956, Lieutenant Commander R. R. Blaine in command.

Since her commissioning Darter has operated on various training exercises in the Atlantic, both locally from her home ports of Newport, R.I., and Charleston, S.C., (since 1 August 1959), and to Canada and Northern Europe on NATO maneuvers.


Transcribed by Yves HUBERT