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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

USS Batfish Floating Once Again

A submarine from WWII in Oklahoma is once again floating.

The swelling Arkansas River is the reason behind the revival of the USS Batfish.

Since 1973 the submarine has been landlocked.

Since the river is flooding the submarine is surrounded by water.

USS Batfish, is a Balao-class submarine, known primarily for the remarkable feat of sinking three Imperial Japanese Navy submarines in a 76-hour period, in February 1945.

USS Batfish is the first vessel of the United States Navy to be named for the batfish, a fish found off the coast of Peru, at depths ranging from 3 to 76 metres.

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