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|26k||Commemorative postal cover marking the laying of the keel of the Tautog (SS-199) on 1 March 1939, at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||Courtesy of Richard Leonhardt.|
|129k||Tautog (SS-199), sliding down the ways at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., on 27 January 1940.||OfficialUSN photo USNHC # NH 98661, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|96k||Commemorative postal cover marking the launching of the Tautog (SS-199) on 27 January 1940.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle & Tommy Trammp.|
|359k||Bow looking aft, 1 April 1940.||Electric Boat photo # BS 23799 via NARA College Park, courtesy of Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.
Photo added 04/15/17.
|381k||Bow looking aft, 27 June 1940.||Electric Boat photo # BS 23798 via NARA College Park, courtesy of Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.
Photo added 04/15/17.
|395k||View of the Tautog (SS-199), aft looking forward, 28 June 1940.||Electric Boat photo # BS 23797 via NARA College Park, courtesy of Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.
Photo added 04/15/17.
|208k||Commemorative postal cover marking the commissioning of the Tautog (SS-199) on 3 July 1940 at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||Courtesy of Tommy Trammp.|
|210k||Commemorative postal cover marking the commissioning of the Tautog (SS-199) on 3 July 1940 at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||Courtesy of Tommy Trammp.|
|307k||Commemorative postal cover marking the commissioning of the Tautog (SS-199) on 3 July 1940 at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||Courtesy of Tommy Trammp.|
|90k||Ship's Historical Data Plaque, 1940. This photograph was received on 18 July 1940, shortly after Tautog (SS-199) went into commission.||Photograph USNHC # 19-N-21887, from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.|
|122k||Tautog (SS-199), surfaced and underway, shortly after she was commissioned on 3 July 1940 off Provincetown, Mass.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|141k||Full length broadside of the Tautog (SS-199) shortly after she was commissioned on 3 July 1940 off Provincetown, Mass.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|263k||Crew of the Tautog (SS-199) dressed in whites with other boats tied up during FDR's visit to the Sub Base, 12 August 1940.
The Tambor (SS-198) is visible to the left.
|USN photo courtesy of town.groton.ct.us.|
|133k||With the crew of the Tautog (SS-199) lined up on the stern and Old Glory fully blown, the shiny new boat appears dockside in this early career photo.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|437k||Commemorative postal cover marking her shakedown cruise on 2 September 1940.||Courtesy of Tommy Trammp.|
|193k||Starboard bow view of the Tautog (SS-199), sometime between July 1940 - December 1941.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|58k||Commemorative postal cover and photo showing the Tautog (SS-199) and FDR on 12 October 1940.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|46k|| Commemorative post mark on the occasion of Navy Day, 27 October 1940, commemorating the participation of: |
Thresher (SS-200), &
Note: YN1 Loyal Day was a plankowner of Sealion and aboard when she was bombed on 10 December 1941.
|Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|1.0m||Tautog (SS-199) is seen in Mare Island's new dry dock #4 on 13 March 1942.||USN photo # MINSY 8658-3-42, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|31k||Rear Admiral William Bernard “Barney” Sieglaff was a member of the Naval Academy graduating class of 1931 with a degree in Engineering. He also received a Master's Degree from MIT in Naval Engineering prior to the war. On submarines during WWII he was the commanding officer of the Tautog (SS-199) from 28 November 1942 to 8 April 1944 and the Tench (SS-417) from 6 October 1944 to March 1945. His record in the Pacific gained him two Navy Crosses, three Silver Stars, and two Legions of Merit.||USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|360k||On 9 April 1943, while escorting a convoy from Surabaya to Ambon, Isonami was torpedoed and sunk by Tautog (SS-199) while rescuing survivors of torpedoed Penang Maru, 35 nautical miles (65 km) southeast of Wangiwangi Island.|
Picture of Isonami underway on 1939.
|Photo & text courtesy of wikipedia via Tommy Trampp.|
|1.05k||Mystery Tambor - probably Tautog (SS-199), Fremantle.||Photo courtesy of Robert Morgan.|
|612k||As she headed homeward on the night of 16 March 1944, Tautog (SS-199) made radar contact on a convoy of seven ships off the coast of Hokkaido. She maneuvered into position off the enemy's starboard flank so that two ships were almost overlapping and fired four torpedoes. After watching the first one explode against the nearer ship, Tautog was forced deep by an escort, but heard two timed explosions and breaking-up noises accompanied by more explosions. Tautog pursued the remaining ships and attacked again from their starboard flank. She fired three torpedoes at a medium-sized freighter and four at another ship. A Japanese destroyer closed the submarine, forced her deep, and subjected her to a depth charge attack for one and one-half hours. Tautog was officially credited with sinking destroyer Shirakumo and the passenger-cargo ship Nichiren Maru. She returned to Midway on 23 March.||Text courtesy of DANFS. Photo courtesy of wikimedia.org. via Tommy Trampp.|
|253k||On 17 January 1945, Tautog (SS-199) sighted a ship heading toward her. She attained a good angle on the bow and fired a spread of three torpedoes at the oncoming target. One hit blew off the enemy's bow. Tautog fired another torpedo from a range of 700 yards; and the loaded troopship, Transport No. 15, disintegrated.||Text courtesy of DANFS. |
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|415k||Starboard bow view of the Tautog (SS-199), taken 21 April 1945 by an airship of squadron ZP-31.||USN photo by J.W. Neilson, USMC, courtesy of David Buell.|
|365k||This plaque was unveiled 20 March 1995 by His Excellency Major General P.M. Jeffery OA MC, Governor of Western Australia to commemeorate the sacrifices made by Allied submarined that operated out of Fremantle, Western Australia during WW II.||Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.|
|1.89k||Photographed from an altitude of 300 off the Florida coast by airship ZP-31 on 29 May 1945. Note the scoreboard painted on her conning tower, representing Japanese ships sunk by Tautog (SS-199).||USN photo # 80-G-323879 by Lt. (jg) Cayan from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|106k||Kill flags flutter from the Tautog (SS-199) probably as she was entering San Francisco Bay on her post war return to the mainland.||Photo i.d. courtesy of Marty Danford & Ric Hedman. USN photo courtesy of oneternalpatrol.com.|
|152k||The shadow of the kill flags from the Tautog (SS-199) whip in the wind.||Photo i.d. courtesy of Marty Danford & Ric Hedman. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|89k||High altitude photo Tautog (SS-199) after she completed her patrol at Midway on 1 February and was assigned to training duty. On 2 March, the submarine shifted her operations to Pearl Harbor to assist aircraft in antisubmarine warfare for one month before heading for the United States. She reached San Diego on 9 April and operated in conjunction with the University of California's Department of War Research in experimenting with new equipment which it had developed to improve submarine safety. On 7 September, she headed for San Francisco to join the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Her orders were subsequently modified, and she got underway on 31 October for the east coast. Tautog (SS-199) arrived at Portsmouth, N.H., on 18 November and was decommissioned on 8 December 1945.|
USN photo courtesy of Ivan van Meter, submitted by Jack LaPeer courtesy of Fabio Peña. Photo i.d. courtesy of David Johnston (USNR), John Hummel & Timm Smith.
|64k||A close up of Tautog (SS-199) with only part of it's hull number painted on the sail, and a symbol possibly reminiscent of the Guardfish (SS-217). The number painted on the conning tower probably indicates its squadron, # 5 (?), which if it was during WW II would make it in the Atlantic.
I have posted a video on YouTube of Tautog (SS-199) when it was in Manistee MI for scrapping back in 1959-1961. My father Sherwood Smith filmed this with 8mm home movies and I converted and posted it to YouTube.
USN photo courtesy of Ivan van Meter, submitted by Jack LaPeer courtesy of Fabio Peña.
Photo i.d. courtesy of David Johnston (USNR), John Hummel & Timm Smith.
|207k||Tied Tautog (SS-199), circa 1959.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|120k||The junior cadets of Tautog (SS-199) prepare to board in 1960 when the boat was open to public tours in Manistee MI.||Photo courtesy of Timm Smith.|
|704k||The Manistee MI., submarine, Tautog (SS-199), 1960.||Photo courtesy of Timm Smith.|
|115k||The 40mm gun that was mounted on the forward cigarette deck is now displayed in front of the VFW in Manistee, along with this plaque.||Photo courtesy of Timm Smith.|
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