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USS Blueback commissioned

On 15 October 1959, Barbel-class submarine USS Blueback SS-581 was commissioned with LCDR Robert H. Gautier in command.
She was the last non-nuclear submarine to join the United States Navy and was the final conventionally powered combat capable submarine to be decommissioned, leaving the United States Navy with a fully nuclear submarine fleet except for the research submarine USS Dolphin.

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Hunley sinks during demonstration dive

On 15 October 1863, confederate submarine 'H.L. Hunley', while performing a demonstration dive beneath CSS Indian Chief in Charleston Harbour, SC, was lost with all hands. It wasn't until November 7 until she was found.
Museum ship at Friends of the Hunley, Charleston, SC

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USS Lexington museum opens to the public

On 14 October 1992, Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-16) was opened to the public as a museum ship.
Here seen arriving in Corpus Christi, TX on 29 January 1992.
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, Corpus Christi, TX

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USS Marlin launched

On 14 October 1953, T-1-class training submarine USS Marlin - T-2 was launched at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT, sponsored by Mrs. William R. DeLoach.
Museum ship at Freedom Park (Omaha, Nebraska)

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Elbe launched

On 14 October 1958, deep-sea tug Elbe was launched at J&K Smit's Scheepswerven NV, Kinderdijk, Netherlands, christened by Mrs. D.G. Lels-Elbeling.
Museum ship at Maassluis, Netherlands

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