USS Canopus

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Canopus Launched at Ingalls Shipyard - 2/12/1965
USS Canopus launching was attended by more than the ususual number of dignitaries. Her sponsor was Mrs. Earl L. Sackett, wife of retired Rear Admiral Sackett, Commanding Officer of the first Canopus (AS-9) at the outbreak of World War II.