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|396k||circa 1956: location unknown (Skyfoto from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1964-65 Edition)||Robert Hurst|
|34k||circa 1959: USS Snowden (DE 246), her are crew at quarters, ready for leaving port. Snowden's pole mast has been modified to carry her post-war electronic antennas. (U.S. Navy Photo, Photo and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships)|
|365k||20 January 1969: Philadelphia, Pa. - I found these photos in the NISMF files in 1971. I believe one was used in the sales catalog for this ship. Snowden is up against the quay wall with an ARL outboard. Note the port anchor has been landed. In the stern shot, Turkey (MSCO 56) can be seen just ahead and the headquarter ship Chandeleur (AV 10) in the distance. (Photo credit: Photo lab, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard)||James Swank|
|408k||I recently had some old slides scanned into digital form, and came across these taken in the Summer of 1969. The ex-Snowden was brought to New London for use as a target, and my first home, the USS Tringa (ASR 16) was assigned to tow her out to the operating area where she would be sunk. I had an "interesting" time as Tringaís First Lieutenant getting her rigged for tow and verifying that temporarily installed flooding alarms would actually work. My CO insisted that we tow her "by the book", so we rigged her as though we were headed off for a lengthy tow as opposed to about 100 miles or so. Anyhow, the first pic is just after we released the tow, the second is the (barely visible) waterspout from the torpedo strike launched by the USS Jack (SSN 605) and the final shot is Snowdenís last view from above the surface. My apologies to all the former Snowden sailors for participating in the sinking of their old home, but at the time it was an assignment for Tringa and we did our job.||Chris Williams|
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