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USS Blueback A different manufacturer than the last one I posted

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And a USS Sabalo gain a different manufacturer than Salvage Sailors posted earlier

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USS Blueback A different manufacturer than the last one I posted

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This should read the one Firefighter posted earlier


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Many are familiar with the loss of Cochino, Thresher and Scorpion.....

 

Balao class USS STICKLEBACK (SS-415), Commissioned in 1945, sunk by collision with Destroyer Escort USS SILVERSTEIN (DE-534) in 1958

 

DANFS: For the next four years, the submarine participated in training operations and the development of both defensive and offensive submarine tactics. On 28 May 1958, Stickleback was participating in an antisubmarine warfare exercise with the escort USS Silverstein and a torpedo retriever boat in the Hawaiian area. The exercises continued into the afternoon of the next day when the submarine completed a simulated torpedo run on Silverstein. As Stickleback was going to a safe depth, she lost power and broached approximately 200 yards (180 m) ahead of the destroyer escort. Silverstein backed full and put her rudder hard left in an effort to avoid a collision but holed the submarine on her port side.

Stickleback's crew was removed by the retriever boat and combined efforts were made by Silverstein, Sabalo, Sturtevant, and Greenlet, to save the stricken submarine. The rescue ships put lines around her, but compartment after compartment flooded and, at 18:57 on 29 May 1958, Stickleback sank in 1,800 fathoms (3,300 m) of water.
Stickleback was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 30 June 1958.
Stickleback was one of four United States Navy submarines lost since the end of World War II. The others were Cochino, Thresher and Scorpion.

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