USS Canopus

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Canopus at Sea
The USS Canopus was commissioned in Charleston, SC on November 4, 1965. The commissioning was attended by the following:

Honorable Graeme C. Bannerman, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Logistics
Vice Admiral Vernon L. Lowrance, US Navy, Commander Submarine Force
Vice Admiral Ignatius J. Galantin, US Navy, Chief of Navy Material
Rear Admiral Jack S. Dorsey, US Navy, Commandant, Sixth Naval District
Rear Admiral John A. Tyree, US Navy, Deputy Commander , Submarine Force US Atlantic Fleet
Rear Admiral Charles E. Loughlin, US Navy, Commander Submarine Flotilla Six
Rear Admiral Edgar H. Batcheller, US Navy, Commander, Charleston Naval Shipyard
Rear Admiral William A. Brockett, US Navy, Chief, Bureau of Ships
Rear Admiral Levering Smith, US Navy, Director, Special Projects
Rear Admiral E. L. Sackett, US Navy, Retired, Commanding Officer of USS Canopus (AS-9)

Approximately 850 persons attended the commissioning which was held on the helicopter deck of the ship.