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|464k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the keel laying of the Cavalla (SS-244) on 4 March 1943.||Photo courtesy of e.bay.|
|218k||Cavalla (SS-244) was launched 14 November 1943 by Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn. & sponsored by Mrs. M. Comstock, wife of Commodore Merrill Comstock.
As was his tradition, Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Jr., USN (Commander Submarine Force Pacific) (center) greets the Commanding Officer of Tinosa (SS-283) Commander R. C. Latham, USN (left) upon his homecoming from the 11th War Patrol to the Japanese home waters on 4 July 1945.
Comdr. Latham gives Admiral Lockwood the tally: four Japanese vessels sunk and a fifth severely damaged, as Commodore Merrill Comstock, USN (Chief of Staff) (right) looks on.
|Official USN photo File #336207 from The Office of Public Information, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|321k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the twin launching of the Barbel (SS-316) & Cavalla (SS-244) 14 November 1943 at Electric Boat Co, Groton, Connecticut, at Electric Boat Co, Groton, Connecticut.||Photo courtesy of usmilitariaforum.com.
|483k||The start of a long journey for the Cavalla (SS-244), as she slides down the lauching ways at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 14 November 1943.||USN photo # 80G-216384, from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|149k||With her wake streaming behind, the Cavalla (SS-244), heads into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, circa 1945.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|117k||Cavalla (SS-244), makes her way into port, circa 1945.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|821k||War patrol history, flags streaming from Cavalla's (SS-244) mast.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|13k||Cavalla (SS-244), underway, circa 1945.||Photo courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|95k|| Proteus (AS-19) with submarines of Submarine Squadron 20 alongside in Tokyo Bay, on VJ-Day, 2 September 1945.
Names of the submarines present, their commanding officers and the commanding officers of SubRon20 and Proteus are printed at the bottom of the image:|
Sea Cat (SS-399),
and Tigrone (SS-419).
|Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979. USN photo # NH 95019, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.|
|53k||Cavalla (SS-244), at extreme right of a line of submarines at rest at their base in New London, Connecticut, in 1946. Periscopes and propellers have been removed and stored. The engines preserved, and the electrolyte has been drained from the batteries. dehumidifiers have been set up to keep the interior of the boats tight and dry. Note the familiar light metal ("Igloos") covering the deck 5" deck gun of Cavalla and her sisters.||Text i.d. courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).
USN photo from The American Submarine, by Norman Polmar, submitted by Robert Hurst.
|279k||Line up of decommissioned subs at Groton, CT., circa 1947. From left to right:Archerfish (SS-311), Flasher (SS-249), Cobia (SS-245), Croaker (SS-246), Drum (SS-228) & what looks like the Cavalla (SS-244).||USN photo courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory). Photo i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|788k||Bow view of the Cavalla (SSK-244) as she appeared on 1 September 1953.||USN photo # 80G-199164 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|2.07k||Six page Welcome Aboard PDF of the Cavalla (AGSS-244).||Photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|299k||Nothing like going on a vacation to Bermuda. The Blenny (SS-324), Grouper (SS-214) & Cavalla (SS-244) appear here sometime after 1953.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|117k||Cavalla (SS-244), portside view underway, circa post 50's.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|226k|| Busy piers at lower base in Groton shows a few SSKs, 1957.
From left to right, unidentifed sub,
Sea Owl (SS-405),
& Sea Robin (SS-407), & Piper (SS-409).
The rest of the subs are too far away for positive identification.
|Text courtesy of David Johnston (USN, retired)
Photo i.d. courtesy of Mike Brood.
USN photo courtesy of Submarine Force Library, courtesy of Ken Hart.
|59k||Cavalla (SS-244), underway in Hampton Roads( Norfolk) for the 1957 fleet review.||Courtesy of Lester Palifka.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Chuck Norris ETC(SS) Retired.
|205k||Cavalla (SS-244) goes out on an op some time in 1960.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Chuck Norris ETC(SS), Retired.
|190k||Cavalla (SS-244) inboard and Cobbler (SS-344) outboard, at New London, CT., during the 1960's.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|607k||On 21 January 1971, the U.S. Navy transferred possession of Cavalla (SS-244) to the Texas Submarine Veterans of WW II. The Cavalla was then delivered to her permanent berth in Seawolf Park, Galveston, Texas.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|365k||This plaque was unveiled 20 March 1995 by His Excellency Major General P.M. Jeffery OA MC, Governor of Western Australia to commemorate the sacrifices made by Allied submarines that operated out of Fremantle, Western Australia during WW II.||Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|29k||Cavalla (SS-244), on permanent display at Seawolf Park, Galveston, TX.||© Richard Leonhardt, 23 May 2002.|
|109k||View of the Cavalla (SS-244) in the control room looking from fwd port to aft stbd at an IC switchboard and the high and low pressure air manifolds across the top of the chart table with the gyro compass binacle under it. The ladder to the conning tower can be seen on the right.||Text courtesy of Ric Hedman TN(SS), Webmaster. Photo courtesy © Richard Leonhardt, 23 May 2002.|
|47k||Cavalla (SS-244), on permanent display at Seawolf Park, Galveston, TX.||Courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|359k||The aftermath on Seawolf Park [location of Stewart (DE-238) and Cavalla (SS-244)] from Hurricane Ike. The Stewart was partially refloated from her dry berth by the storm surge and was left in her current, listing position. It also appears that Cavalla was partially refloated out of her dry berth as well (since the waterline is far more exposed than before), and the sail from Tautog (SSN-639) was tipped over.||USN photo # N-6575H-603 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chris Hoffpauir & submitted by Douglas Brown.|
|26k||Bow on view of Hurricane Ike's visit.||Courtesy of images.chron.com.|
|5.09k||Ninety one page PDF of the Cavalla (SS-244) as she appears at Seawolf Park, Galveston, TX.||Photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|891k||Night view of the Cavalla (SS-244) & Tautog (SSN-639).||Photo courtesy of Kelley Crooks, Executive Director of the American Undersea Warfare Center, Cavalla Historical Foundation, at Seawolf Park, in Galveston TX.|
|653k||Sail away with the Cavalla (SS-244).||Photo courtesy of Kelley Crooks, Executive Director of the American Undersea Warfare Center, Cavalla Historical Foundation, at Seawolf Park, in Galveston TX.|
|843k||Cavalla (SS-244) interior.||Photo courtesy of Kelley Crooks, Executive Director of the American Undersea Warfare Center, Cavalla Historical Foundation, at Seawolf Park, in Galveston TX.|
|300k||Cavalla (SS-244) 2016 Reunion ceremony.|
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