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Cod (SS-224) (AGSS-224) (IXSS-224)

Radio Call Sign: November - Echo - Charlie - Oscar

Gato Class Submarine: Laid down, 21 July 1942, at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.; Launched, 21 March 1943; Commissioned USS Cod (SS-224), 21 June 1943; Decommissioned, 22 June 1946, at New London, CT.; Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, New London; Recommissioned from 1951 to 1954. In 1959, she was towed through the newly opened St. Lawrence Seaway to serve as a naval reserve training vessel in Cleveland, Ohio from 1 May 1960; Reclassified Auxiliary Submarine (AGSS-224), 1 December 1962; Reclassified Miscellaneous Unclassified Submarine, (IXSS-224), 30 June 1971; Struck from the Naval Register, 15 December 1971; Final Disposition, placed on permanent display as a National Historical Memorial at Cleveland, O., 25 January 1975. Cod received 7 battle stars for service in World War II.
Partial data submitted by Yves Hubert.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 1,526 t., Submerged: 2,424 t.; Length 311' 9"; Beam 27' 3"; Draft 15' 3"; Speed, Surfaced 20.25 kts, Submerged 8.75 kts; Complement 6 Officers 54 Enlisted; Operating Depth, 300 ft; Submerged Endurance, 48 hrs at 2 kts; Patrol Endurance 75 days; Cruising Range, 11,000 miles surfaced at 10 kts; Armament, ten 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft, 24 torpedoes, one 5"/25 cal deck gun, two .50 cal. machine guns, two .30 cal. machine guns; Propulsion, diesel electric reduction gear with four General Motors main generator engines, HP 5400, Fuel Capacity, 97,140 gals., four General Electric main motors, HP 2740, two 126-cell main storage batteries, twin propellers.
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Cod18kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the keel laying of Cod (SS-224), 21 July 1942. Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Bonefish 198k Two WAVES to Participate in Ceremonies to Select Sponsors for Sub Launchings.Photo courtesy of New London Day, 5 March 1943, through the kindness of Wendy S. Gulley, Archivist, Submarine Force Museum, Naval Submarine Base NLON, Groton, CT.
Bonefish 288k Topside looking forward of the Bonefish (SS-223), on the building ways at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 7 March 1943.
Also under construction from right to left are the Cod (SS-224), Cero (SS-225), & at extreme right Corvina (SS-226).
Directly under the photographer would have been the #1 way at the Old North Yard, which on 7 March would have been occupied by the keel of Sealion (SS-315).
Electric Boat Co / US Navy photo, courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.
Text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston.
Bonefish 376k Sub Bonefish (SS-223) Launched at Electric Boat Yard; Second Launching in Two Weeks.Photo courtesy of New London Day, 8 March 1943, through the kindness of Wendy S. Gulley, Archivist, Submarine Force Museum, Naval Submarine Base NLON, Groton, CT.
Golet876kUS submarine Cod (SS-224) down the ways, 21 March 1943. USN photo # 80G-77160, from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Photo added 04/18/14.
Cod22kCommemorative post mark from Cod's (SS-224) launching, 21 March 1943. Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Fremantle 101k 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.
Bonefish 255k The Wakatake - class destroyer HIJMS Karukaya in Chinese waters, December 1930. Note small boat alongside. Karukaya was torpedoed and sunk by Cod (SS-224) on 10 May 1944, 35 m WNW OF Iba, Luzon, (15 degrees 38' N, 119 degrees 25' E). U.S. Armed Forces photo.
Image from Nihon kuchiku-kan-shi" sekai no kansen 1 tsuki-go zokan, ama-sha, 2012-nen 12 tsuki, p. 73 (December January Special Issue Ships of the "Japanese Destroyer History" world, Kaito, Inc., 2012, p.73)via Robert Hurst.
Cod119kLooking aft along the port side of the Cod (SS-224) in February 1945 during overhaul shows the latest additions. A newly designed venturi and gun platform to accomodate the working area for the crew of the 40mm gun. Both periscopes are raised along with the SD mast. The SJ radar is located just aft of the scopes.
The type 2 needle-nose periscope was the culmination of a quarter century of development.Cod shows a type 2 abaft the broader head of a Type 3.
USN Archives photo # 19-N-80100. Photo and partial text courtesy of The Floating Drydock, "Fleet Subs of WW II" by Thomas F. Walkowiak.
Partial text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Through 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press.
Cod182kStern view of Cod (SS-224) off Mare Island on 7 February 1945. US Navy Photo # 931-45, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Cod190kBroadside view of Cod (SS-224) off Mare Island on 7 February 1945. She was in overhaul at the yard from 1 December 44 until 20 February 45. US Navy Photo # 933-45, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Cod203kBow on of Cod (SS-224) off Mare Island on 7 February 1945. US Navy Photo # 936-45, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Cod94kNewly added equipment on the Cod (SS-224) in February 1945, is standard refit for all fleet boats. A new tower mast housing for the SD mast and a new Torpedo director Transmitter mounted aft of the SD mast for surface firing of torpedeos. all gun platforms have been expanded for more working room. The boat has metal decks aft.USN Archives photo # 19-N-80102. Text courtesy of The Floating Drydock, "Fleet Subs of WW II" by Thomas F. Walkowiak.
Cod93kStarboard quarter view of the Cod (SS-224), circa possibly 1950's, probably when she was a reserve trainer after 1946. Note that all her deck armament has been removed.Text courtesy of John Hummel, (USNR) & DANFS. US Navy photo, courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org
Cod84k Cod (SS-224), about 40 miles south of Block Island, R.I., December 1951. US Navy photo.
Cod112kCod (SS-224) forward engine room, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod126kCod (SS-224) forward engine room, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod136kCod (SS-224) forward engine room, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod96kCod (SS-224) forward engine room, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod61kCod (SS-224) starboard view of the conning tower, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod168kCod (SS-224) ship's prop, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod107kCod (SS-224) racks in torpedo room # 1, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod114kCod (SS-224) torpedo tube number 1, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod104kCod (SS-224) stern view, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod123kCod (SS-224) stern view with a good view of the screw guards, 29 July 2003, on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of SK1(SW) Joseph A. Gless.
Cod41kCod (SS-224) stern view on permanent display at Cleveland, OhioCourtesy of Wallace Correll.
Cod36kCod (SS-224)
This view is of Cod's conning tower displaying the 26,985 tons of Japanese shipping she sunk during World War II.
Courtesy of Wallace Correll.
Cod41kCod (SS-224) on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of Wallace Correll.
Cod44kCod (SS-224) on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of Wallace Correll.
Cod46kCod (SS-224) on permanent display at Cleveland, Ohio.Courtesy of Wallace Correll.
Cod36kCod (SS-224) crew's mess.Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Cod39kCod (SS-224) forward engine room.Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Cod108kHistoric Submarine & memorial to those who gave their lives in service aboard U.S. submarines during WW II .Courtesy of John Hummel.
Cod105k Radio Shack is just a little bit bigger than a "Pay Toilet". The Radio Shack is built for midgets, we used the original Long Wire on the Starboard Side, on Main Deck, about a 110 ft long, at about 9 ft above the deck. Picture includes Bill KA8VIT and I, N1EZZ working CW in the Shack on 40 meters !! Black radio in front is a TCS. Courtesy of John Hummel.
Cod122kThe moving force behind the Cod (SS-224). Courtesy of John Hummel.

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