Class: Mackerel Submarine
Launched: October 14, 1953
At: Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Connecticut
Commissioned: November 20, 1953
Length: 131 feet
Beam: 13 feet, 5 inches
Draft: 17 feet (surface trim)
Displacement: 300 tons
Omaha Parks & Recreation Department
1819 Farnam Street – Suite 701
Omaha, NE 68183-0701
Attn.: Dennis E. Bryers, FASLA, PLA
Home-ported in Key West, Florida for her entire commissioned service lifetime, USS Marlin provided target and training ship services and helped to evaluate submarine and anti-submarine equipment and tactics. In 1955, she participated in mine warfare maneuvers with a task force under Commander, Mine Force. From 1956 to 1963, she deployed regularly to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where she provided services to the Fleet Training Group.
Marlin remained in her home waters off Key West from 1963 until her decommissioning in 1973. During this period she performed target duty for Atlantic Fleet surface and air anti-submarine units.
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