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|18k||Commemorative postal cover on the occasion of Baya's (SS-318) keel laying, 8 April 1943, at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|99k||The Baya (SS-318) was sponsored by Mrs. C. C. Kirkpatrick, wife of Lieutenant Commander Kirkpatrick.||Electric Boat /USN photo courtesy of ussbaya.com.|
|119k||The Baya (SS-318) slides down the launching ways on 2 January 1944 at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT.||USN photo courtesy of San Francisco Examiner via David S. Smith.|
|22k||Commemorative postal cover on the occasion of Baya's (SS-318) launching, 2 January 1944.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|20k||First Day Commemorative postal cover on the occasion of Baya's (SS-318) commissioning, 20 May 1944.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|84k||Baya's (SS-318) Commissioning plaque.||Photo courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|90k||The namesake of the Baya (SS-318) as it appeared on the Electric Boat's commissioning pamphlet.||Photo courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|205k||Front cover of pamphlet & crew list on the occasion of Baya's (SS-318) party at Polly's Inn at Norwich CT, 28 April 1944.||Photo courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|81k||Starboard side view of the Baya (SS-318) in WW II configuration.||Photo courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|61k||Capt Ben Jarvis, Baya's (SS-318) skipper for her 3-5 war patrols, shaking hands with Admiral Fife.||Photo courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|97k||One of Baya's (SS-318) plankowners, originally a Lt. when assigned to the Baya, Fred Wyse was the XO for all 5 war patrols.||Photo courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|325k||Oil on canvas drawn by Lt. Robert Gulman, depicting Baya's (SS-318) handiwork.||Photo courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|38k||Baya's (SS-318) WW II battleflag.||Photo courtesy of Lester Palifka.|
|7||46k||Before "Bruce" came along, there was Baya (SS-318).||Photo submitted by Lester Palifka, courtesy of John C Miller & ussbaya.com.|
|36k||Baya (SS-318) in dry dock with a mouth full of teeth.||Photo submitted by Lester Palifka, courtesy of John C Miller & ussbaya.com.|
|400k|| Pearl Harbor, September 1945: From Right to left:
Boats 1 through 5 are all EB design Balaos, with boat #1 being the Baya (SS-318).
Boats 6 and 7 are EB design Mod 4A Gatos.
Boats 8 and 9 are EB design 2/1/1 rigged Balaos.
Boat 10 is the Puffer (SS-268).
Boat 11 is a 2/1/1 rigged EB design Balao.
Boat 12 is a 1/3 (one/three) rigged EB design Balao. It is very hard to make out. If I had to take a very rough guess I might say Menhaden (SS-377) or Macabi (SS-375). The rest are too blurry or obscured to make a guess.
|Photo courtesy of Ric Hedmen & text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)|
|137k||Reserve fleet at Mare Island, circa January 1946. There are 52 submarines and 4 Sub Tenders in this photo. This photo is a Berthing list identifying the ships in the picture.||Photo commemorating 50 years, U. S. Submarine Veterans of WW II 1996 calendar, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|453k||Photo of the Reserve fleet at Mare Island, circa January 1946. There are 52 submarines and 4 Sub Tenders in this photo. Whether coincidental or on purpose, the number of boats in the photo is the same as that which were lost in WW II.|
From back to front and left to right, first group of 12 boats:
Sand Lance (SS-381)
From back to front and left to right, second group of 12 boats:
From back to front and left to right, third group of 12 boats:
From back to front and left to right, fourth group of 12 boats:
From back to front and left to right, last group of 4 boats:
From back to front, Submarine Tenders group of 4 ships:
|Photo commemorating 50 years, U. S. Submarine Veterans of WW II 1996 calendar, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|368k||Post war predator photo of Piranha (SS-389), Moray (SS-300), Mapiro (SS-376), Baya (SS-318) & Jallao (SS-368).||USN photo courtesy of subasepearl.com. via Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|81k||Commissioning ceremonies aboard Baya (SS-318) at Mare Island on 10 February 1948. CDR Mason (center) is her commanding officer.||USN photo # 167-2-48, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|117k||Baya (AGSS-318) & research vessel PCE(R) (855) (in background) were part of a small but active fleet of ships used by the Navy Electronics Laboratory (NEL)in its oceanographic investigations.||Navy Electronics Laboratory (NEL)File Number A2268, courtesy of spawar.navy.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|78k||Baya (SS-318) underway, circa possibly 1950's.||Photo submitted by Lester Palifka, courtesy of John C Miller & ussbaya.com.|
|291k||Amidships looking forward plan view of Caiman (SS-323) at Mare Island on 25 September 1951. She was under conversion at the yard from 2 April to 10 October 1951. The Charr (SS-328) & Baya (SS-318) are in front of the Caiman undergoing their conversions to GUPPY.||USN Photo # 10531-9-51, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|135k||Amidships looking forward plan view of Charr (SS-328) at Mare Island on 9 November 1951. Baya (SS-318) and Montrose (APA-212) are forward on Charr.||USN Photo # 11035-11-51, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|1.06k||Baya's (SS-318) crew pose on deck following the 2,500 dive on 7 December 1954. Her quartermaster was Austin Smith, who poses here with part of the crew on that historic dive.||Photo courtesy of son Clare Smith |
Austin's Memorial #76281019 at Findagrave.com.
|1.37k||7 December 1954 marked the 2,500 dive for the Baya (SS-318).||Photo courtesy of Clare Smith.|
|678k||Austin Smith taking the commission pennants & colors down before diving.||Photo courtesy of Clare Smith.|
|711k||Another dive of sorts on Baya's (SS-318) steel beach.||Photo courtesy of Clare Smith.|
|515k||LCDR Alden Webster Adams Jr. was the 8th CO. July 1955 / July 1957.|
The Baya (SS-318) is across the way.
|Photo i.d. courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
USN photo courtesy of Peter Sasgen via Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).
|597k||Baya (AGSS-318) underway with a large projection abaft the conning tower.||USN photo courtesy of subvetsofwwii.org via Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|883k||Baya (AGSS-318) with a "tank" that is seen here is enclosing the array described in he photo below. They probably did this to eliminate flow noise across the array. The enclosure would have been free flooding. This photo shows the array as it was initially installed. The first tests at sea probably demonstrated the need for the enclosure. The array was a 14x14 element low frequency active/passive sonar, an early form of Lorad.||Text courtesy of David Johnston. (USNR).
USN photo courtesy of subvetsofwwii.org via Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|220k||This photo of Baya (SS-318) was probably taken on 8 May 1956 as she emerged from San Francisco Naval Shipyard. The large "tank" was a fairing that housed a low frequency, active/passive billboard sonar array that faced starboard. Unseen in the photo was a 50 element line array at deck level on the starboard side. In this guise she was a test ship for one of the many Lorad sonar configurations.||Text courtesy of David Johnston. (USNR).
USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
|344k||A crowd of spectators watching the Auxiliary Research submarine Baya (AGSS-318) moored at Canadian Pacific Pier B in Vancouver BC, 31 May 1956. Visible is the "large "tank" which was a fairing that housed a low frequency, active/passive billboard sonar array that faced starboard.||Walter E. Frost Photographer. Source: City of Vancouver Archives, Photo No. AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-8695 via Mike Green.|
|302k||Baya (SS-318) in color, June 1956, Vancouver, B.C..|| Photo courtesy of John Webber, Lt. (RCNR) ret'd, Historian, Submariners Association of Canada.|
Photo added 05/15/18.
||Port view of the Baya (AGSS-318) underway, probably in the March, 1959 timeframe. This is an earlier LORAD configuration, with just one set of receiver booms and without the 4.3 kHz set. A 23 foot section had been added between the forward torpedo room and the forward battery, all forward tubes had been removed, and accommodations installed for 12 scientists.
||Text courtesy of David Johnston. (USNR).
USN photo courtesy of subvetsofwwii.org.
||April 1963 image of the Baya (AGSS-318) with the Constellation (CVA-64) steaming past at an unidentified location.
||US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.1996.488.103.043, courtesy of Mike Green. ||167k
||Starboard view of the Baya (AGSS-318) underway.
||USN photo courtesy of subvetsofwwii.org via Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||Baya (AGSS-318) port view entering harbor taken after a January, 1964 conversion in which she is shown in her second LORAD sonar test configuration. At this time, she was equipped with a 1.5 kHz forward facing billboard projector array in the bulbous bow, two 40 foot linear receivers in extendable booms on each side near the bow, and 4.3 kHz active/passive array in an extension of the bridge fairwater.
||Photo contributed by John Hummel, USN (Retired).
Text by QM2(SS) Dave Johnston (USNR)
||A Pacific collection: From inboard to outboard: Sea Devil (SS-400), Redfish (SS-395), Baya (AGSS-318), Capitaine (SS-336) & Volador (SS-490).
This picture was taken sometime after January, 1964. At that time the Baya had emerged from a conversion that gave her the configuration that is shown here. This also correlates to the Guppy III in the background, the Volador. She was converted to this configuration in 1963. The rest of the boats have what is called the "Queenfish Mod", a minimal attempt at streamlining by removing all the deck guns and topside ammo lockers and cutting away small portions of the fairwater.
|Text courtesy of David Johnston. (USNR).
Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).
||Captain B. C. Jarvis as Commander, Submarine Group Mare Island on 27 October 1966.||Photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
||Formal dinning-in retirement of CDR Edgar G. Hanson (Former CO of Pickerel (SS-524) at Mare Island on 22 July 1967. Captain B. C. Jarvis, standing to the far right, was the WWII commanding officer of the Baya (SS-318).|
Left to right: Standing RADM Lawrence (Retired), CDR Edgar G. Hanson and Capt. B. C. Jarvis. Seated Mrs. Jarvis, Mrs. Hanson and Mrs. Lawrence.
|Photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
||Baya (AGSS-318) starboard view entering Hawaiian waters, in one of her final configurations, with three shark-fin arrays as test ship for the Wide Aperture Array system, or WAA. This photo was taken in the 1968-71 timeframe. Despite her appearance and contrary to statements in some texts, this is NOT a prototype for the BQG-4 PUFFS. WAA was actually a later outgrowth of PUFFS. By this time, Baya had been completely de-militarized, with all fire-control and weapons equipment removed.
|| USN photo courtesy of subvetsofwwii.org, text by QM2(SS) Dave Johnston (USNR)
||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).
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