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|23k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the keel laying of the Haddock (SS-231), 31 March 1941, at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|434k||Mrs. William Henry Allen, Sponsor, and Mrs. J. A. Rossell, Maid of Honor of Haddock (SS-231), Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH. 20 October 1941.||National Archives Identifier: 7788742
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|152k||Haddock (SS-231) slides down the launching ways at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H. 20 October 1941.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|453k||Signal flags flutter from Haddock's (SS-231) yardarm following her launching at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H. 20 October 1941.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|70k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of Haddock's (SS-231) launching at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H. 20 October 1941.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|62k||U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Groton, Connecticut:|
Members of the 4th Command Class at the Submarine Base, February 1942.
Those present are, bottom row left to right:
Lieutenant Commander Mannert L. Abele; first command would be the Grunion (SS-216). He would be K.I.A. while commanding the Grunion, 30 July 1942.
Lieutenant Commander Thomas B. Klakring; first command would be the Guardfish (SS-217),
Commander Karl G. Hensel, Officer in Charge;
Lieutenant Commander George W. Patterson, Jr., Senior Assistant; and
Lieutenant Commander Jesse L. Hull; first command would be the Finback (SS-230).
Top row, left to right:
Lieutenant Commander Howard W. Gilmore; first command would be the Growler (SS-215). He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor after he was K.I.A. on the bridge of the Growler, 7 February 1943.
Lieutenant Commander Philip H. Ross; first command would be the Halibut (SS-232),
Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. Taylor; first command would be the Haddock (SS-231),
Lieutenant Commander Albert C. Burrows; first command would be the Swordfish (SS-193) and
Lieutenant Commander Leonard S. Mewhinney; first command would be the Saury (SS-189).
|Official USN photo # 80-G-88577, now in the collections of the National Archives. Courtesy of the USNHC.|
|153k||"Logistics. Submarine Diesels are thirsty. Motor-macs fuel up a fleet-type sub, (possibly the) Haddock (SS-231) before she sets out on war patrol." Circa mid 1942.||Text & photo courtesy of Theodore Roscoe, from his book "U.S. Submarine Operations of WW II", published by USNI.|
|232k||3 April 1943: N of Palau. LtCdr (later Rear Admiral) Roy M. Davenport’s Haddock (SS-231) sights a large passenger/cargo ship at 19,000 yards that is misidentified as of the 11, 930–ton Yasukuni Maru-class. Haddock, running on the surface, tracks the ship for five hours and finally pulls ahead. As the grey-painted ship nears, Haddock's crew spots an escort to starboard that they misidentify as a "corvette".
At 1255 (I), Davenport fires a stern torpedo at the destroyer and three stern torpedoes at Arima Maru. The torpedo runs too deep and misses the destroyer, but the other three hit and stop the big ship. Davenport sees her on fire and down by the bow, but then the destroyer counterattacks.
As depth charges fall, Davenport takes Haddock deep – too deep! At about 415 feet, far below test depth, her conning tower begins to deform. Davenport evacuates the conning tower, evades the destroyer, then makes for Pearl Harbor. Yuzuki rescues survivors from sinking Arima Maru.
|Text courtesy of combinedfleet.com. |
Drawing by Ueda Kihachiro via Tommy Trampp courtesy of combinedfleet.com.
|757k||THEY GOT 250,000 TONS.
Photo taken on 22 May 1943 at Pearl Harbor and run in the Vallejo Times Herald on 25 May 1943. Awards are for CDR Fenno in Runner (SS-275), LCDR Morton in Wahoo (SS-238), LCDR Donaho in Flying Fish (SS-229) and LCDR Taylor in Haddock (SS-231).
|Photo from the Vallejo Times Herald, Vallejo, California, 25 May 1943, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|53k||His Specialty is Knocking Out Jap Ships. At a Pacific base – Lt. Comdr. Roy M. Davenport (above) of Los Angeles, Calif., wears the Navy cross recently presented to him for sinking "many thousands of tons" of enemy shipping. Davenport, a submarine commander, stands beside his vessel’s conning tower, on which are painted Jap flags indicating the enemy victims.||Official USN photo from ACME New York Bureau, dated 11-10-43, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|558k||Haddock (SS-231) WW II crew photo.
The contributor's grandfather, James Donahue, is holding the flag on the right side.
|Photo courtesy of Mark George via Robert C. Smith.|
|72k||WWII battle flag of the Haddock (SS-231).||Courtesy of US Sub Vets of World War II|
|567k||Post war photo of the Haddock (SS-231) festooned with flags.||Photo by Arkivi/Getty Images, courtesy of gettyimages.com.|
|273k||Painting of Haddock's (SS-231) emblem by Harold F. (Carl) Carlson.||Submitted by Gary Carlson.|
|155k||Cachet of Haddock (SS-231) in reserve, 1957. She was placed in reserve in commission 20 April 1946 and decommissioned 12 February 1947. In August 1948 Haddock was assigned duty as a reserve training ship for 6th Naval District, and served in that capacity until being again placed out of service at New London May 1952. She was again assigned to reserve training, this time at Portsmouth, N.H., June 1956, and finally was struck from the Navy List and sold for scrap to Jacob Checkoway 23 August 1960.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|NR||DAYLIGHT AFTER TWO MONTHS|
Groton, Conn.—Roy E. Lamphear from Roseville, Calif., is the first of 22 volunteers to emerge from the submarine Haddock (SS-231) in the Navy’s "Operation Hideout," after two months under water which ended yesterday.
|A. P. Wirephoto.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 20 March 1953, Image 5, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|NR||MEN OF THE HADDOCK (SS-231)|
Groton, Conn.: Inside the sealed, experimental U. S. Submarine Haddock some of the 22 enlisted volunteers who spent two months confined to the sub receive hearing tests. They are (from left, kneeling) Seaman Apprentice Clarence M. Weaver and Electronics Technician Kenneth D. Merrill; (standing) Fireman Joseph E. King, Cook Leo M Hindsley, Seaman Joseph N. Van Sioun, Fireman Roland E. Boucher, Seaman Richard N. Boland; Fireman Daniel W. Baldwin, Electronics Technician Dennis J. Millspaw and Lt. (j.g.) V. F. Borum, Navy medical corps who administers the hearing tests.
|Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 05 April 1953, Image 6, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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