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Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:42 am

In this section I am going to be posting little "snipets" of info and pictures designed to wet the appetite and encourage further research. This info I came across and found it to be new to me although others may find it to be "old hat"

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This is a live fire exercise using actual warshots in practice against Bald Porcupine Is. Maine. The Torpedo was fired by SS-409 Piper in Oct. 1944.

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This is the Sennet SS-408 during operation Highjump in March of 1947.

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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:46 am

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This is SS-403 Atule at the Charleston yard in 1966 testing her ballast tanks.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:48 am

Image Here is a Seafox also known as a long tail shark. It was used to represent the SS-402 Seafox.

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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:06 pm

Image SS-400 Seadevil being torpedoed by SS-490 Volador using a Mark37 wireguided torpedo.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:09 pm

Image The cristening of the Redfish SS-395. There were 4 boats launched that day. Quite a media circus.

Image The Redfish is the submarine used in making the film Run Silent, Run Deep starring Clarke Gable. This picture is in the Arctic icepack in 1953.

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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:12 pm

Image SS-397 Scabbardfish heading to the war zone.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:24 pm

Image This is the mascot of the SS-392 Sterlet.

Image A good shot of the stern of the Sterlet.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:28 pm

Image SS-378 Mero is represented by this artist rendition of its namesake.

Image Being launched in Manitowoc Wi.

Image a good closeup of the standard signal light. No cellphones back then.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:33 pm

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The mascot namesake of the SS-377 Menhadden.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:34 am

Image This is SS-376 Mapiro and her insignia.

Image Falling into the waters at Manitowoc.

Image A good detail shot of her conning tower and dignitaries.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:40 am

The insignia of SS-375 Macabi.

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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:42 am

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Ray Youngs version of SS-374 Loggerhead.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:48 am

SS-373 Lizardfish.

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Image Capt. Butler coming out of the hatch at the bow.

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Image Pictured before conversion work.

After she was converted to a fleet snorkel in the late 50s.

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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:23 am

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SS-372 Lamprey.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:26 am

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The conning tower with its emblem and posing crew member. This is the SS-370 Kraken. OOps, wheres the crewmember? He was there a minute ago.
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