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|581k||Bluefish (SS-222) slides down the ways at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 21 February 1943.||USN photo # 80-G-41005 courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org. via Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
||56k|| The Bluefish (SS-222) is waterborne wearing her bunting and flags in the ice choked waters at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 21 February 1943.||USN photo courtesy of USNI.
||18k|| Commemorative postal cover marking the Bluefish's (SS-222) launching at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 21 February 1943.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
||29k|| Commemorative postal cover marking the Bluefish's (SS-222) commissioning, 24 May 1943.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
||62k||Bluefish (SS-222), during sea trials in 1943 with a cut down fairwater. It also had a 20mm gun mounted on the forward gun platform. The "SJ" radar is mounted in front of the scoped as was the practice at this time period. ||Photo and text courtesy of The Floating Drydock, "Fleet Subs of WW II", by Thomas F. Walkowiak.
||53k||Looking up at the aft part of the lookout platform of theBluefish (SS-222), during sea trials. Most boats mounted a 9" signal searchlight aft of the shears on a swinging arm bracket The "SD" atenna can be seen behind the light and on top of the lookout platform pipe rail and fittings mpounted to mount a machine gun into. ||Photo and text courtesy of The Floating Drydock, "Fleet Subs of WW II", by Thomas F. Walkowiak.
||Busy pier scene at Fremantle Austraila, 19 December 1943.
From left to right, stern view to the camera are the Bonefish (SS-223), Rasher (SS-269), Bowfin (SS-287), Bluefish (SS-222), Narwhal (SS-167) and the sub tender Pelias (AS-14). |
Second row, bow view are the Cod (SS-224), Tinosa (SS-283) and Crevalle (SS-291).
I believe the only time that photo could have been taken was 19 December 1943. The Tinosa was in Fremantle only once, from 16 December 1943 to 10 January 1944. During that brief window, the Bonefish had not arrived until 19 December and the Rasher departed 19 December so that is the single date all three submarines were ever in Fremantle port at the same time.
|Photo i.d. courtesy of Dan Goodell.
US Navy photo courtesy of Ric Hedman.
|111k||Looking forward from the bridge of the Bluefish (SS-222) while at sea in 1944 shows the forward part of the main deck with a 4" gun and the 20mm gun in the bridge gun deck. This boat was built with only one small boat storage locker. ||Photo and text courtesy of The Floating Drydock, "Fleet Subs of WW II", by Thomas F. Walkowiak.
||156k|| Bluefish (SS-222), port side view, circa 1943-45. Location unknown.||Courtesy of John Hummel.
||334k||Stern view of the conning tower of the submarine-oil tanker HIJMS I.351 underway, circa 1945. HIJMS I.351 was torpedoed and sunk on 14 July 1945 by the submarine Bluefish (SS-222) 100 m ENE of Natuna Besar (04 degrees 30' N, 110 degrees E). ||Photo from "Ships of the World, special edition No.37, History of Japanese submarine", Kaijinsha Co., Ltd.(Japan), 1993. Add. info from "Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1869-1945" by Hansgeorg Jentschura, Dieter Jung and Peter Mickel. Translated by Antony Preston and J. D. Brown, courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Photo added 12/25/13.
|175k||The Bluefish (SS-222) battleflag.||US Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
||2.88k||23 page PDF history of the Bluefish (SS-222).||US Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
PDF added 12/25/13.
|66k||Battleflag of the Bluefish (SS-222) at the end of WW II.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
||132k||The Bluefish (SS-222) outboard of an unidentified boat probably sometime after she was recommissioned 7 January 1952 at the Submarine Base, New London, and reported to Submarine Division 82, Atlantic Fleet. On 7 April she proceeded to Key West, Fla., and reported to Submarine Division 41 on 11 April. She operated along the Florida coast and in the Caribbean, engaging in local operations and training exercises until May 1953. ||US Navy photo courtesy of David Buell. Text courtesy of DANFS.
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