USS Jawfish (SS-356)
, a Balao-class submarine
, was originally named Fanegal
for the fanegal
or blackbelly rosefish (Helicolenus dactylopterus
) on 28 August 1942
, but was renamed Jawfish
for the jawfish
), a fish that burrows into patches of sand and coral rubble around the edges of reefs, on 24 September 1942
. She was the only ship of the United States Navy
to bear either name.
Her construction by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut, was canceled 29 July 1944.