The Balao lives in the pelagic-oceanic, oceanodromous, marine environment.

The Balao class was a successful design of United States Navy submarine used during World War II, and with 128 units built, the largest class of submarines in the United States Navy. An improvement on the earlier Gato class, the boats had slight internal differences. More

USS Balao (SS/AGSS-285), was the lead ship of the United States Navy's Balao class submarines during World War II; Balao is the name of any of several halfbeaks. More

Balao (SS 285 was laid down on 26 June 1942 by the Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard; launched on 27 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Theodore C. Aylward; and commissioned on 4 February 1943, Lt. Comdr. Richard H. Crane in command. More

Balao are now currently recording their material and are available for live shows around the UK. Watch this space for more for information on future shows and the progress of the band. Contact : balaouk@hotmail. More

USS Balao, first of a large class of 1526-ton submarines, was built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine. She was commissioned in early February 1943 and worked up at New London, Connecticut, before deploying to the Pacific to begin operations against the Japanese. More

marking the day activist James Balao was abducted a year ago. James Balao, 47, writer, social activist, and Indigenous Peoples rights advocate, had been missing for a year now. More

Balao Class Submarine: Laid down, 26 June 1942, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME; Launched, 27 October 1942; Commissioned USS Balao (SS-285), 4 February 1943; Decommissioned, 20 August 1946, at the Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT. More

Balao returns to port View larger - largest Vice Admiral Lockwood aboard Balao in 1945 View larger - largest Balao and Sea Poacher - 1960 More

Balao port to receive 440,000b PDVSA diesel in Mar - Ecuador, Venezuela. = The America's Intelligence Wire - | March 19, 2007 | COPYRIGHT 2007 Financial Times Ltd. More

Balao Submarine Memorial Dedication = On 27 September, 2002, RADM John D. Butler was the featured speaker at the re-dedication of the newly-restored submarine memorial at the Washington Navy Yard. More

"James Balao, one of the founders of a prominent Philippines Indigenous peoples' movement, has not been seen since September 17. It's feared that he may have been the target of a political abduction by government forces. More

Common names

Aguja in Spanish (español)
Agujeta in sp
Agujeta pajarito in Spanish (español)
Balao in English
Balao in Spanish (español)
Chere in Spanish (español)
Choca saltona in Spanish (español)
Demi-bec oisillon in French (français)
Halfbeak in English
Jumping halfbeak in English
Langfinnet halvnæb in Danish (dansk)
longfin halfbeak in English
Melanokkakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
pajarito in sp
Pajarito agujeta in Spanish (español)
pajarito saltador in Spanish (español)
Pez aguja in Spanish (español)
Saltador in Spanish (español)
Silió in Spanish (español)
長鰭鱵 in Mandarin Chinese
长鳍鱵 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Beloniformes
Family : Hemiramphidae
Genus : Hemiramphus
Species : Hemiramphus saltator
Authority : Gilbert and Starks, 1904