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|130k||Thunnus atlanticus.||Photo "Blackfin tuna, Duane Raver Jr".,courtesy of wikipedia.org.|
|282k||Blackfin (SS-322) was launched 12 March 1944 by Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn., sponsored by Mrs. Charles A. Lockwood, wife of Rear Admiral Lockwood; and commissioned 4 July 1944, Lieutenant Commander G. H. Laird, Jr., in command.|
The launching party is seated on the platform for the launching of the Scamp (SSN-588) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 8 October 1960. The first row on notables are from left to right: Mrs. C. A. Lockwood; Vadm C. A. Lockwood, USN (Ret); Mrs. T. S. Sutherland (Matron of Honor) She is the widow of the Executive Officer of the Scamp (SS-277). Next is Mrs. J. C. Hollingworth (Sponsor). She is the widow of the Commanding Officer of the Scamp which was reported lost on 16 November 1944.
|USN photo # NY9 49175-10-60, contributed by Darryl L. Baker.|
|21k||Commemorative postal cover marking the keel laying of the Blackfin (SS-322), 10 June 1943, at Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT.||USN photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|30k||Commemorative postal cover marking the Blackfin's (SS-322) launching on 12 March 1944, at Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT.||USN photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|11k||Commemorative medallion on the occasion of the commissioning of the Blackfin (SS-322), 4 July 1944, at Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT.||Photo courtesy of David W. Flight.|
|159k||Officers and crew salute the national ensign on the bridge of the Blackfin (SS-322) at Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT. during her commissioning ceremony on 4 July 1944.||USN photo courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|34k||Blackfin (SS-322), underway, 4 August 1944.||USN photo images from U.S. Warships of World War Two", contributed by Mike Green.|
|55k||Starboard view of the Blackfin (SS-322), 1944.||USN photo courtesy of maritime.org.|
|66k||Blackfin's (SS-322) battle-flag.||USN photo courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|232k||Bow on view of Blackfin (SS-322) departing Mare Island on 28 June 1946.||USN photo # 2216-46, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|242k||Broadside view of Blackfin (SS-322) off Mare Island on 28 June 1946. She was in overhaul at the yard from 17 March to 28 June 1946.||USN photo # 2218-46, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|228k||Stern view of Blackfin (SS-322) departing Mare Island on 28 June 1946.||USN photo # 2220-46, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|58k||Broadside view of the Blackfin (SS-322), underway, off Mare Island, CA., 28 June 1946.||USN Archives photo # 19-N-95957, courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|95k||Decommissioning ceremonies aboard Blackfin (SS-322) at Mare Island on 19 November 1948. Included here is a PDF of 1951 Commissioning Plan.||USN photo # 2371-11-48, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|115k||Blackfin (SS-322), entering Pearl Harbor and about to tie up, circa post mid 1952.||USN photo courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|54k||The Caiman (SS-323) was moored outboard of a fleet-type boat (unidentified) and inboard of the Blackfin (SS-322) in Yokosuka, Japan, 1952. The floating crane had come alongside to load torpedoes into the Blackfin.||Courtesy of Grant Riddle / submarinebaseph.com.|
|63k||The Caiman (SS-323) & Blackfin (SS-322) moored outboard of the ASR in Yokosuka, Japan, 1952.||Courtesy of Grant Riddle / submarinebaseph.com.|
|328k||Tang (SS-563), Wahoo (SS-565),Gudgeon (SS-567) & Blackfin (SS-322) at the sub base, Pearl Harbor. Circa 1958. Looks like a Change of Command for SubRon 7 is taking place.||Photo courtesy of Dan Craw ETC/SS Ret. Tang SS563, 1968-71.
Text i.d. courtesy of Ken Wiltshire.
|74k||Blackfin (SS-322) (on right) & Tang (SS-563) moored side by side, possibly at Pearl Harbor, date unknown.||USN photo courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|156k||Starboard view of the Bream (SS-243), with the Menhaden (SS-377) outboard, as they appeared from the cigarette deck of the Archerfish (AGSS-311) in Pearl Harbor in late August 1963.||Photo courtesy of Fred Firks and submitted by Ken Henry.|
|80k||News clipping form Mare Island's newspaper of 2 July 1965 covering the change of command of the Bream (SS-243).||Courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|106k||Blackfin (SS-322), underway off the Oahu coast just outside of Pearl Harbor. The occasion was the shake down after a major overhaul where the sail was replaced with a "step" sail. With that kind of sail the lookouts and OOD stood their surface watches in the lower part of the sail. There was a Plexiglas bubble that could be raised to offer some protection (but not much) from high waves. Circa late 1965 or early 1966.||Text courtesy of Jerry Nicholas EN2(SS)(Ret).
USN photo courtesy George M. Arnold.
|282k||Blackfin (SS-322) at dock, circa 29 August 1969.||Photo # CVA 447-3601 courtesy of Walter E. Frost via searcharchives.vancouver.ca courtesy of John Hummel.|
|150k|| 1969 - 25th Anniversary patch of the Blackfin (SS-322). |
Included here is a PDF of 1969 Officer's roster..
|USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|526k||Circa 1950 five page PDF Welcome Aboard the Blackfin (SS-322).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|50k||Starboard view of the Blackfin (SS-322), underway after Guppy conversion, 18 January 1962.||USN photo NPC 1059546 1-18-62 courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|1.80||Sub base Pearl Harbor, 1962. From L to R: Bream (SS-243),Bluegill (SS-242), Bashaw (SS-241), Medregal (SS-480) & Blackfin (SS-322) with Coucal (ASR-8), alongside.
Tunny (AGS-282) and Barbero (SS-317) are possibly the two nearest foreground boats.
|Photo i.d. courtesy of John Hummel & Robert Morgan.|
Photo courtesy of Rick Connole, son of Commander David R. Connole,K.I.A. while commanding the Trigger (SS-237), lost with the entire crew of 89 on 28 March 1945.
Photo added 11/11/15.
|1.16k||Blackfin (SS-322) on 16 August 1963.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|106k||Blackfin's (SS-322) battle-flag drawn by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.||Photo courtesy of Navy Yard Associates.|
|414k||After Caiman's (SS-323) decommissioning ceremony as seen from the shore on 30 July 1972:|
Trigger (SS-564) &
Blackfin's time clock was ticking, 45 days the boat would be decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register on 15 September 1972.
|Photo courtesy of Sait Kucuk, CPOS (Ret),Turkish Navy.|
|492k||After Caiman's (SS-323) decommissioning ceremony, from left to right: |
Blackfin (SS-322), &
|Photo courtesy of Sait Kucuk, CPOS (Ret),Turkish Navy.|
|5.76k||65 page PDF of the Blackfin's (SS-322) history.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
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