Conning tower of the USS Tautog (SSN-639)

USS Tautog (SSN-639), a Sturgeon-class submarine.

The contract to build her was awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi on 30 November 1961 and her keel was laid down on 27 January 1964. She was launched on 15 April 1967 sponsored by Pauline Lafon Gore, wife of Senator Albert Gore, Sr., and commissioned on 17 August 1968.

Tautog was decommissioned on 31 March 1997 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 31 March 1997. Ex-Tautog entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington, on 15 March 2003 and in mid- to late 2004 ceased to exist. Tautog's sail was preserved and is now on display at Seawolf Park in Galveston, Texas.
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