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HMCS Rainbow

History of the HMCS RAINBOW (SS-75).

The RAINBOW is the former United States Navy Submarine USS ARGONAUT (SS475), originally commissioned on the 15 January 1945. The ARGONAUT only conducted 1 war patrol during World War Two. On 2 December 1968, at Norfolk, Virginia she was transferred to the Canadian Navy and became HMCS RAINBOW (SS-75). The RAINBOW remained on the West Coast of Canada and conducted numerous exercises. On the 31 December, 1975 she was decommissioned and returned to the United States.


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