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|751k||Spectators watch as the Sablefish (SS-303) is launched from Cramps Shipyard.||Photo courtesy of digital.library.temple.edu.|
|230k||Pierside photo of the Sablefish (SS-303) taken in 1946. Following a shakedown cruise from New London, Conn., to Balboa, Canal Zone, the new submarine conducted type training in the Panama area until mid-May 1946. She then returned to her home port, New London, and spent the remainder of the year supporting ASW exercises off the east coast, participating in fleet exercises off Bermuda, and making a three week cruise off Greenland.||Photo courtesy of LT Mitchell, Redfin (SS-272). Photo submitted by John Hummel. Text courtesy of DANFS.|
|93k||Pierside photo of LT Mitchell next to the Sablefish (SS-303) taken in 1946.||Photo courtesy of LT Mitchell. Photo submitted by John Hummel.|
|68k||Inspection aboard the Sablefish (SS-303) as the Diablo (SS-479) comes alongside, April 1946.||Photo courtesy of R. Storm Cilley.|
|50k||Sablefish (SS-303) in need of a paint job, April 1946.||Photo courtesy of R. Storm Cilley.|
|173k||The Sablefish (SS-303) in her original configuration, circa late 1940's.||Photo courtesy of Richard Garrison via members.cox.net.|
|41k||A 1950's Casein painting by the artist Richard A. Genders entitled "Sablefish (SS-303) and Cables."||Painting # 62/88-190-BJ, courtesy of the USNHC.|
|112k||Sablefish (SS-303) bow view off Phila Navy Yard, 8t June 1951.||USN photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|114k||Sablefish (SS-303) post 1951 photo, port side view with a look at the "bubble" on the lower part of her conning tower.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|11k||Commemorative postal cover featuring an inset of the Sablefish (SS-303), May 1952.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|1.10k||CDR Roderick K. Maclean (right) is shown as he is presented a Submarine Division 82 command pennant by LCDR Robert D. Steele [Commanding Officer, Sablefish (SS-303) during the division's change-of-command on 3 August 1956 at New London, CT.||Photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 04/10/16.
|932k||LCDR. Howard Edwin Blum, skipper of the submarine Sablefish (SS-303), welcomes his immediate family, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Blum (stepmother), aboard the sub on 10 November 1958. LCDR. Blum was the commanding officer from 20 June 1958 to July 1960.||Official photograph of the U.S. Navy courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|512k||Sablefish (SS-303) circa May 1959, port side view underway.||USN photo # USN 1041849, courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org via Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|54k||In June 1959, she was one of the Navy's representatives at the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and she operated in the Great Lakes until mid-August. Sablefish (SS-303) is pictured here at New London CT., in October, 1959.|| Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
|280k||Sablefish (SS-303) in a January 1961 photo taken while on a second cruise up the St. Lawrence river to the Great Lakes.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|71k||Sablefish (SS-303), a Fleet Snorkel modernization of a Balao class submarine. She retains her original angular hull shape, but her larger sail is like that fitted to some Guppy conversions. Streamlining, with removal of deck guns, was designed to give these submarines better underwater performance.||USN photo from DANFS, courtesy of Joe Radigan MACM, USN, Ret.|
|77k||Sablefish (SS-303) looking remarkably like the above photo minus the black and white.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|94k||Sablefish (SS-303) 17 May 1961.||USN photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|48k||Sablefish (SS-303) post 1961 photo, port side view underway with a more streamlined sail.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofworldwarii.org.|
|45k||Sablefish (SS-303) at Naval Submarine Base New London Groton, Connecticut.||Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|49k||From left to right, Sea Robin (SS-407), Tusk (SS-426), Sea Owl (SS-405), Sablefish (SS-303), Halfbeak (SS-352), Blenny (SS-324) & Becuna (SS-319) at New London CT., in 1968 during change of command.||Courtesy of John Hummel.|
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