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141 viewsOn 7 March 1952 Batfish (SS-310) was recommissioned and on 21 April assigned to Submarine Division 122 based at Key West, Fla., to carry out training duty.
LCDR R. D. Jackson (Commanding Officer) reads his orders at the commissioning of the Batfish. Left to right: CDR M. K. Clementson (Commander, SUBGRU 1); Col. O. H. Wheeler (Commander, Marine Barracks Mare Island); CDR Paul F. Borden (Shipyard Legal Officer); Capt W. A. Lent (CO, Mare Island Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet); LCDR Jackson; RADM Leon S. Fiske (Vallejo Area Commander) & RADM Bernard E. Manseau (Shipyard Commander).
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Razorback ran aground on Fisher's Island in Block Island Sound near Race Rock Light (May 24 1944)141 views
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Commemorative postal cover marking the Razorback's (SS-394) commissioning, 3 April 1944.140 views
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140 viewsOfficers and crew line the deck of the Batfish (SS-310) as she is waterborne following her launching at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 5 May 1943.
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Stern view of the Growler (SSG-577) underway.140 views
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139 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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Bow on view of Becuna (SS-319) departing Mare Island on 25 August 1947.138 views
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138 viewsFrom left to right:Mackerel (SST-1), unknown, Medregal (SS-480), Batfish (SS-310) & Chivo (SS-341) at Key West, 1955.
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138 viewsThe start of a long journey for the Cavalla (SS-244), as she slides down the lauching ways at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 14 November 1943.
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138 viewsFrom the Pensacola News Journal - Monday, June 14, 2004.
"World War II submarine making stops along coast."
Associated Press KEY WEST -Navy veterans and local dignitaries celebrated the arrival of a World War II-era submarine as the Razorback (SS-394) made its first U.S. stop in the Florida Keys on Sunday en route to its new home on the banks of the Arkansas River.
The city of North Little Rock, Ark., acquired the submarine from Turkey in March after the Turkish Navy, which purchased the sub from U.S. Navy in 1970, decommissioned it.
John Ranguette of Fort Myers served on the Razorback from 1960 to 1962 and was on hand at Key West to welcome her home.
"She looks beat up, but she sure looks beautiful to us," Ranguette said after touring the Razorback . "She has some rust and so forth, but I
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137 viewsAlbacore (AGSS-569) at sea, 2 March 1954.
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