USS Plunger Brass Plaque


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A solid brass plaque from the USS Plunger-SSN-595.  Mounted on a slab of mahogany measuring 9 3/4 tall x 8 3/4 wide.  A glorious piece of naval marine history.  Read some history below…


USS Plunger (SSN-595), a Permit-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named “plunger”, meaning a diver or a daring gambler.

The contract to build her as a guided-missile submarine (SSGN) was awarded to Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 23 March 1959, but by the time her keel was laid down on 2 March 1960 she had been redesigned as an attack submarine (SSN). She was launched on 9 December 1961 (sponsored by Mrs. Clinton P. Anderson), and commissioned on 21 November 1962, with Commander William M. Adams, Jr., in command.

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