USS Bonefish

USS Bonefish Gato-class Sub

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The U.S. Gato-class submarine Bonefish was commissioned in 1943 and completed seven patrols in the Pacific, sinking or damaging more than 30 Japanese ships before being sunk in a destroyer counterattack on her eighth cruise.  In 1959 another USS Bonefish was commissioned and sponsored by the widow of the first Bonefish‘s captain.

Wikipedia mistakenly suggests that the original Bonefish was named after a fish that was either the ladyfish, dogfish, or sturgeon.  In fact surviving Chief Warrant Officer Cornelius R. (Bart) Bartholomew provided an image of the Bonefish wardroom scoreboard with a clear illustration of a bonefish.