blackbelly rosefish

USS Jawfish (SS-356)

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 (Opistognathus aurifrons), 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.

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