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|41k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Shad's (SS-235) keel laying, 24 October 1941, at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|1.30k||Bow view of Runner (SS-275) from the North catwalk, 3 January 1942, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME.||US National Archives photo # 19lcm 33 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Editors Note: None of the photos from NARA would have seen the light of day here if it were not for the effort of Sean Hert. to scan and send them to me. He and Tracy White have done this innumerable times and I owe them a heart felt debt of perpetual thanks for being my legs from over 6,000 miles away.
|864k||Stern view of Runner (SS-275) from the South catwalk, 3 January 1942.|
When this photo was taken, Portsmouth had four building ways in place, but they were not arranged in sequence! If you were to look into the big building shed from the water the ways were numbered 2, 4, 3, and 1. Therefore, the boat seen in these photos under construction on Runner's (SS-275) port side on 03 January 1942 was the Kingfish (SS-234), on Way #3.
The Shad (SS-235) is on Way # 2.
Here is where it gets interesting. Sometime between the date of this photo and 20 March 1942 (about 3 1/2 months later) the workers at Portsmouth rearranged the scaffolding between these two ways and inserted a fifth way (#1A)! The keel of Scorpion (SS-278) was laid there on 20 March while Runner was still under construction. By that date the way that Kingfish vacated (#3) now had Scamp (SS-277) on it.
|US National Archives photo # 19lcm 34 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR) & Darryl L. Baker.
|1.13k||Sliding down the launching ways, Shad (SS-235) backs into the waters of the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., 15 April 1942.||Official U.S. Navy photograph # USN 710634 courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.
Photo added 01/02/16.
|78k||Two of the 6 subs of from Sub Squadron 50: |
Gunnel (SS-253), and
Gurnard (SS-254) tied up at Rosneath, Scotland, circa 7 December 1942. The sub tender Beaver (AS-5) is in the background.
|USN photo courtesy of jmlavelle.com.|
|98k||A 1943 Watercolor by the artist Dwight Clark Shepler entitled "Jerry Hunters, Rosneath, Scotland." portrays the stern view of the sub tender Beaver (AS-5) and 3 of the 6 subs of Sub Squadron 50: |
Gunnel (SS-253), and
|Painting #87 /
Courtesy of the USNHC.
|192k||Aft plan view of the S-43 (SS-154) at Bethlehem Shipbuilding in San Francisco on 26 January 1944. The scaffolding belongs to the Sailfish (SS-192) to the right; Shad (SS-235) is forward of S-43 (SS-154), and unknown covered barge is berthed between Shad and Sailfish.||USN photo # 642-44 courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston.
|132k||Bow on view of the Shad (SS-235), 2 March 1944 at San Francisco for overhaul at Bethlehem.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|159k||Stern view of the Shad (SS-235), 2 March 1944 at San Francisco for overhaul at Bethlehem.||USN photo MI-1413-44 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|138k||Broadside view of the Shad (SS-235), circa Spring 1944 at San Francisco for overhaul at Bethlehem.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|20k||Shad (SS-235), circa Spring 1944 at Mare Island, CA.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.|
|146k||Shad (SS-235) berthed at the Salem Naval Base Reserve Central Wharf, May 1950.||Photo courtesy of submarinesailor.com.|
|76k||Greenling (SS-213), and Shad (SS-235), at Boston in 1960 awaiting scrapping.||© Richard Leonhardt. Photo I.d. courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, USNR (ret.)|
|42k||Shad (SS-235), at Boston in 1960 awaiting scrapping. In the background are Charles J. Badger (DD-657) and an unidentified CVE||© Richard Leonhardt. Photo I.d. courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, USNR (ret.)|
|107k||Starboard quarter view of the Shad (SS-235), circa 1960 in Boston, before scrapping.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org. Photo I.d. courtesy of Ron Reeves, HTC, USNR (ret.)|
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