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

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Yikes! Now there's something different in the interpretation

 

Both together, anyone have the American made version?

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Ace Novelty version

USS BASHAW (AGSS-241)

 

Another USS BASHAW (SS/SSK/AGSS-241) She was designated as a SSK "Hunter Killer" from 1953 to 1959

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The design by Walt Kelly the Pogo cartoonist depicts his character Howland Owl

 

Photo circa 1969 from CartoonBob Studios theclimateweb.com

SS 405 USS SEA OWL Artwork Walt Kelly Pogo Howland Owl 001.jpg

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Balao class USS TREPANG (SS-412) as Reserve Training Submarine at Mare Island 1960's

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Balao class USS SABLEFISH (SS-303) In service 1945 to 1969, Atlantic and Sixth Fleets

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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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Found this on eBay as a "Buy it Now" and snapped it up.A hard to find patch for a "Top Secret Sub".

 

Cut edge from my collection

 

NR-1 class submersible research vehicle in service 1969 to 2008

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