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|793k||With some of the workmen wearing their identity badges on their hats or caps, Darter's (SS-227) keel is laid on an autumn day in Groton.||U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships Photograph 19-LCM-SS 227-1, National Archives and Records Administration, Still Pictures Division, College Park, Md.|
Photo courtesy of history.navy.mil
|154k||Commemorative postal cover marking the laying of Darter's (SS-227) keel at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 20 October 1942.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|126k||Commemorative postal cover marking the laying of Darter's (SS-227) keel at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 20 October 1942.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|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.|
|254k||Launching of Darter (SS-227) at Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, 6 June 1943. Ship's Sponsor Mrs. Edwin B. Wheeler is shown with christening bottle.||USN photo # 80-G-72625, courtesy of the Library of Congress, from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, courtesy of flickr.com.|
|259k||Darter's (SS-227) sponsor party at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 6 June 1943. |
Left to Right: Lieutenant Commander William S. Stovall, Jr., Darter's first Commanding Officer; Mrs. William S. Stovall, Jr.; Miss Shirley Stovall; Mrs. Edwin B. Wheeler; Mr. Edwin B. Wheeler, Shipbuilding Manager of Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut.
|USN photo # 80-G-72628, courtesy of the Library of Congress, from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, courtesy of flickr.com.|
|293k||Darter (SS-227) slides down the ways at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 6 June 1943.||Electric Boat / USN photo.|
|20k||Commemorative postal cover marking Darter's (SS-227) launching on 6 June 1943.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|245k||On the Bridge of Cero (SS-225). Lieutenant Commander David H. McClintock, left, who would go on to command the Darter (SS-227) in her last battle at Leyte Gulf in 14 months; with Commander David C. White, Commanding Officer of the ship. Lookout with binoculars in background, August 1943.||USN photo # 80-G-468696, photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Jacobs, courtesy of NARA via Rob Hanshew and Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.|
|23k||Commemorative postal cover marking the commissioning of the Darter (SS-227), 7 September 1943.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|144k||General madness surrounding the Darter (SS-227) crew during battle-surface.||Courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|850k||Life aboard the Darter (SS-227), the lighter side, 6 photo PDF.||PDF photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|1.71k||Admiral Charles Lockwood pinning the Bronze Star Medal on Commander David H. McClintock, Commanding Officer of the Darter (SS-227), for sinking the Japanese minelayer, IJN Tsugaru, on 29 June 1944. |
Nine page PDF history of the Darter.
|Photo courtesy of John Mansfield, Jr., RM2(SS), Menhaden, 1963-65.|
PDF photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|140k||Japanese heavy cruiser Atago, 1932 - colorized photo by Irotokoo, Jr.|
24 October 1944:Atago sinks bow first in about 1000 fathoms of water at 09-30N, 117-13E after being hit by 4 torpedoes fired 20 minutes earlier by the Darter (SS-227). Her sister ship, Takao is hit by 2 torpedoes also by Darter, heavily damaged and later towed to Brunei.
|Photo & partial text courtesy of combinedfleet.com|
|693k||Darter (SS-227) grounded on Bombay Shoal off Palawan on 4th patrol, 24 October 1944.||Courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|145k||Darter (SS-227) grounded on Bombay Shoal off Palawan on 4th patrol, 24 October 1944.||Courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|498k||Darter (SS-227) grounded on Bombay Shoal off Palawan on 4th patrol, 24 October 1944.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|234k||The Darter (SS-227) has just grounded off Bombay Shoal off Palawan; a raft full of her sailors makes to the waiting Dace (SS-247) nearby for rescue.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|60k||General view of the destruction wrought on the deck of the Darter (SS-227) after she was grounded and destroyed by shellfire on Bombay Shoal off Palawan on 4th patrol, 24 October 1944.||USN / USNI photo.|
|41k||Darter (SS-227) after receiving 55 point-blank hits from the 6-inch deck gun of the Nautilus (SS-168) on 31st October 1944. Her Commander noted, "It is doubtful that any equipment in Darter at 11:31 this date would be of any value to Japan -- except as scrap."||(U.S. Navy Official Photo, courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory), HTC, USN, Retired), courtesy of Dave Carpenter.|
|735k||12 photo PDF of the damage inflicted by the Darter after receiving 55 point-blank hits from the 6-inch deck gun of the Nautilus (SS-168) on 31st October 1944.||Photos courtesy of trumanlibrary.org.|
|51k||Darter's (SS-227) Commander, David Hayward McClintock, at the time of her loss.||Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|50k||Commemorative photo remembering the Darter (SS-227).||Photo courtesy of Tom Kermen.|
|51k||Darter (SS-227) grounded on Bombay Shoal off Palawan on 4th patrol, 1952.||Courtesy of Dave Carpenter.|
|69k||Darter (SS-227) grounded on Bombay Shoal off Palawan on 4th patrol, 1998.||Courtesy of Dave Carpenter.|
|64k||Google Earth satellite photo of the general area in which Darter's (SS-227) position off Palawan.||View courtesy of Google Earth.|
|368k||Latitude 9.4560255, Longitude 116.9325918.|
Nothing remains of the wreckage anymore, probably scattered by typhoons. As late as 1998 there was still visible wreckage above the water.
|View courtesy of grandpasnavy.blogspot.com|
|202k||Darter (SS-227) & Dace (SS-247) Memorial photo.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|669k||Active duty and veteran submariners stand together at the 29th annual "Tolling The Boats" Memorial Service held at the World War II National Submarine Memorial-West, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif. 29 May 2006. The ceremony honored members of the Silent Service who gave their lives during World War II and the Cold War for their country and the cause of freedom.||USN photo # N-1159B-052 by Journalist 1st Class Brian Brannon, courtesy of navy.news.mil.|
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