Lafayette II(SSBN-616, dp. 7,250 (surf.), 8,250 (subm.), 1. 425& 39;, b. 33& 39;; s. over 20 k.,cpl.The second Lafayette (SSBN-616) was laid down 17 January l961 by Electric Boat Co., Division of General Dynamics, Groton, Conn., Launched 8 May 1962 - sponsored by Mrs. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, wife of the 35th President of the United States; and commissioned 23 April 1963 at Groton, Con, Comdr.