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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.