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82 viewsThe Grayling (SS-209) is shown inside the old erection shed at Portsmouth just before her launching on 4 September 1940. The more leisurely building schedules prior to the war permitted the boats to be brought to an advanced stage of construction before they were launched.
The Drum (SS-228) is under construction on the adjacent ways to the left.
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75 viewsCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Drum's (SS-228) commissioning on 1 November 1941, at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.
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76 viewsDrum (SS-228) gets a tug at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME, 12 May 1941.
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99 viewsBow view of submarines post WW II at New London, Conn.
From inboard to outboard are six boats, four identified by hull numbers: Drum (SS-228), Halibut (SS-232), Haddo (SS-255) and Paddle (SS-263). Outboard of her are two numberless boats.
All the boats are decommissioned: none are flying colors or union jack. Date is after 16 February 1946 when Drum was decommissioned and before Halibut was sold for scrap on 10 January 1947. Halibut had suffered major damage by the Japanese and was considered beyond economical repair. She is the only one of the group not freshly painted, and has been stripped of deck guns and other gear, probably in preparation for sale.
The outboard boat has a small pennant flying from her jackstaff. The boats in commission popped up with numbers right away soon after VJ
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USS Drum (SS-228) at Battleship Memorial Park Mobile, Alabama - 25 September 199487 views
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Bow view & crew of the Drum (SS-228), entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, circa 1941-45.88 views
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At the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., in 1967.101 views
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88 viewsDrum (SS-228) sliding down the lauching ways at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME, 12 May 1941.
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