USS MARLIN (SST-2)
1967 U.S. Navy Photograph supplied by U.S. Naval Institute
Class: Mackerel Submarine
Length: 131 feet
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Homeported 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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