I'm curious if anyone knows much about the cast iron submarine models that were given out related to the Submarine service.
I have two cast iron submarine models that were passed to me when I was a kid from my grandmother whose husband, my grandfather, was lost as commander of the USS Shark 174 in the early days of WWII. Story here. http://www.usmilitar...-and-a-sampson/
One pictured below, has inscribed on one side of the base U.S.S. Triton and on the other side of the base N.Y. Portsmouth N.H.
I guess the N.Y is not New York but Naval Yard? The USS Triton SS-201 was build at the Portsmouth Navy Yard from 1939 to 1940. While my grandfather never served on the Triton (at least it's not in his service records) his father was a Captain in charge of the yards at one time but a good 10 years earlier than when the Triton was build.
I'm guessing that he still had friends there anyway and so I can guess how my grandfather ended up with a Triton model that I now have.
Photo of one side
Edited by crazyfingers, 12 October 2019 - 04:07 PM.