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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:39 am

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Image The 4 eye butterfly fish that is a Kete.

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Image All the hands you see here went down with their ship on the next deployment. :|

Image Map showing location of the loss of the Kete.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:57 am

ImageSS-352 Halfbeak

Image Notice the distinctive upper rudder, installed to increase manuverability ,shown here in 4-22-48. This modifacation was installed on two other subs as well.

Image The upper rudder is gone in this photo of 1967. Shes also recieved a different sail.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:03 pm

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The insignia for SS-351 Greenfish.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby bharris » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:21 pm

That's odd when I was on the USS Dogfish it also was SS 350.

Maybe it was 351???
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby wlambing » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:53 pm

Bob,

You are correct! When I got sent down from SubRon 2 to get coffee for the Commodore's mess, it was USS Greenfish (SS-351) I was sent to. Coffee was stored in the sail and was full of diesel fuel. Commodore was not amused!!

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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:57 am

Thanks bharris and wlambing for bringing that typo to my attention, it has been corrected. :shock:
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:45 am

Image The Dogfish SS-350 in a floating drydock at New London , Ct. in 1966. Is it my imagination or is that a bulge thats not supposed to be there below the bow plane.

Image Same except different view.

Image Underway during the same year. What is that tripod in front of the sail? You would think that it would have been removed before putting to sea.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:49 am

Image SS-349 Diodon all tied up.

Image Here she is in drydock in Yoksuka, Japan 1963.

Image Playing with munitions
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:37 am

Image The text says it all. They cost so much money to produce then they were expendable! This is the SS-362 Gavino

Image Good modelers view of props and planes. Also look at the color of the algae stains at the water line.

Image A spread of 4 torpedos. Each one must have been fired on a slightly different bearing, a true spread.

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Notice the unusual shape of the stern. This was after she was converted to a AOSS, a fleet oiler.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:53 am

Image An excellant formation picture. Would make a good picture for your computer desktop. The closest one to the camera lens is SS-324 Blenny. Then comes Corporal, Clamgore and Cobbler.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:58 am

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SS-342 Chopper. Here are two men going for a ride in 1958 off of Key West. A pretty cool ride, better than Adventure Island.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:02 pm

Image It is the SS-338 Carp in the Artic circle in 1948.

Image In this view you can see the descending limber holes well , including on deck Sonar bulge and sail detail. Notice the uneven application of paint on the upper surface of the sail as opposed to the sides. No doubt anti aircraft coloration.

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Image How often do you get to check under the hood of a submarine? Only on the Subcommittee! Look at the large mufflers.

Image Air induction piping and valves
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:17 pm

Image On the good ship SS-331 Bugara ,a little target practice. In action can be seen the 40mm Bofers closest to the camera and 5" gun in the background.

Image Either entering or leaving San Francisco in october of 1947.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:23 pm

Image This is the SS-326 Blueback numbered S18 in Turkish service as the Inonu.
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Re: Fleet Boat Files

Postby greenman407 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:29 pm

Image The rear of the guppy sail can be seen to good advantage on the SS-323 Caimen.

Image After torpedo room

Image High and low pressure dist. manifold

Image Snorkle control panel

Image After batt. sleeping quarters

Image AC distribution and gyro panel
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