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|25k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the keel laying of the Charr (SS-328), at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 26 August, 1943.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|20k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Charr's (SS-328) launching, 28 May 1944.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|123k||With a bit of a breeze brought on by her own launching, the bunting of the Charr (SS-328) is taut as she slides down the ways at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 28 May 1944.||Courtesy of Electric Boat / Ramon Samson.|
|253k||Commissioning crew of the Charr (SS-328).||Courtesy of Ramon Samson.|
|186k||Charr (SS-328), officers and chief petty officers.||Courtesy of Ramon Samson.|
|89k||Charr's (SS-328) first commanding officer, LCDR F. D. Boyle USN.||Courtesy of Ramon Samson.|
|771k||A month past commissioning and 2 weeks before heading to the Pacific, the Charr (SS-328) is seen at 100 feet by the airship ZP-12 from Lakehurst, N.J. on 25 October 1944.||USN photo # 80-G-286092, from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|583k||Dated 7 November 1944. Position 35 08 N, 75 03 W, course 183 degrees, 1230 hours, taken from altitude of 500'. Enroute from New London to ComSubPac at Pearl Harbor.||Text courtesy of J.D. Decrevel EM2(SS).
USN photo # 80-G-289666, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
|92k||The Charr (SS-328), under command of Commander Boyle, left Pearl Harbor on 30 December 1944, to patrol the northeast coast of French Indo-China. The patrol was highlighted by the unusual rescue of a Naval Aviator, a crew member of a PBY patrol plane that had been forced down just off the coast. While the Charr lay at anchor for four hours, a mile off the coast in broad daylight, an easy target for a Japanese plane or patrol boat, two men went ashore in a rubber boat. The aviator was brought aboard and three successive attempts were made to pick up the remaining nine members of the plane’s crew during subsequent evenings, but contact with them could not be reestablished.
Painting entitled Air-Sea Rescue by the artist E.V. Vandos, depicting a PBY-5 approaching a Balao class submarine. (I had to find some history more or less to relate to the painting.
|Photo courtesy of history.navy.mil.
Text courtesy of usscharr-ss328.org.
|86k||Charr (SS-328), port side view in harbor, circa 1944-45. Photo by Lt. Herb Hanson.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|74k||A 1944 Charcoal drawing by the artist Griffith Baily Coale entitled "Busy Fremantle--Busy Mother" is somewhat reminiscent of the above photo by Lt. Herb Hanson.||Painting # 40 / 88-188-AN.
Courtesy of the USNHC.
|158k||Japanese light cruiser Isuzu after modification at Mitsubishi Yokohama in 1944.|
Between Sumbawa and Komodo Islands, Besugo (SS-321) fired nine torpedoes at the Isuzu group. Isuzu was undamaged, and one Japanese minesweeper was sunk. The following day, 7 April 1945, 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Bima, Isuzu was struck by one of five torpedoes fired by Gabilan (SS-252). The torpedo hit portside, below the bridge, causing flooding forward. Isuzu's speed fell below 10 knots (19 km/h), she took on a list and went down at the bow. While her crew was performing emergency repairs, Charr (SS-328) fired four torpedoes, hitting Isuzu portside twice near the aft engine room. Charr fired two more torpedoes, one of which broke off Isuzu's bow. Isuzu sank at 07°38'S 118°09'E / 7.633°S 118.150°E / -7.633; 118.150, witnessed by Spark. Her captain and 450 crewmen were rescued; 190 crewmen went down with the ship. On the same day, just a few hours apart, the battleship Yamato and her escorts were sunk by US aircraft in an attempted suicide attack on Okinawa.
|Text & photo courtesy wikipedia.com via Tommy Trampp.|
|59k||WW II battleflag of the Charr (SS-328).||Courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|181k|| Subron 5 family photo fall/winter (1945)in Guam, from left to right, Segundo (SS-398), Sea Cat (SS-399), Blenny (SS-324), Blower (SS-325), Blueback (SS-326) & Charr (SS-328).
||Photo by Lt. Herb Hanson, courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|475k||Charr (SS-328), 16 September 1946 off Mare Island Naval Shipyard.||USN photo # 3292-46, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|139k||TBM-3E Avengers of Air Anti-Submarine Squadron Twenty Five (VS-25) in flight over the Charr (SS-328) off San Diego, California.||USN and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1996.253.1342, courtesy of Mike Green.|
|88k||Charr (SS-328) does Fiji while voyaging to Japan in 1948.||Photo courtesy of Jewell W. Webb via William J. Webb.|
|137k||Remora (SS-487) moored to the Charr (SS-328), San Diego, CA, 1949, as part of Submarine Squadron 3.||Photo courtesy of Ric Hedman, & dedicated to the memory of Master Chief Petty Officer Charles (Monty) M. Montgomery (deceased). Thanks to Chief Petty Officer Joe Phoenix.|
|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.|
|559k||Charr (SS-328), 5 November 1951 off Mare Island Naval Shipyard following conversion to fleet snorkel configuration.||Navy Photo NY9-10961-11-51, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|135k||Amidships looking aft plan view of Charr (SS-328) & 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.
Charr was in overhaul at the yard from 10 July to 18 November 1951.
|USN Photo # 11035-11-51, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|463k||Nereus (AS-17) with three boats alongside: Balao (SS-285), Charr (SS-328) & Chivo (SS-341) probably around 1952, at San Diego.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|1.20k||General Chiang Kai Shek on board Charr (SS-328) at Keelung, Formosa. General Shek peers through the periscope as Commander Whitman, Commanding Officer of the submarine, looks on, 9 November 1954.||Photograph # USN 649238, now in the collections of the National Archives, courtesy of National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.|
|61k||LCDR R. A. Harris reads his orders as he assumes command on the Charr (SS-328) at Mare Island on 30 June 1955. CDR W. A. Whitman (right) was relieved as commanding officer.||USN Photo # 25873-6-55, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|1.19k||Segundo (SS-398) with Charr (SS-328) to the right of Segundo in Mare Island's dry dock 4 on 8 August 1955.||Photo # 261X1-8-55 TH from the files of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|146k||View of Charr (SS-328) departing Mare Island on 29 November 1955. She was in overhaul at the yard from 28 June to 29 November 1955.||USN Photo # 27286-11-55, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|92k||1956 photo of the Charr (SS-328), underway.||Courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|665k||Charr (SS-328), circa 1958.||Courtesy of Ramon Samson.|
|104k||Location is San Diego Harbor, looking West with U.S. Navy North Island in foreground, and Point Loma in background. In 1958 just off the photo to left would be the carrier berthing docks, and aircraft on right would be Martin PB-Y’s and PBM-5’s. There is a ramp right there where they would wheel in and out of the bay, and their water takeoff and landing way is right behind where the Charr (SS-328) is traversing in the photo.||Photo courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Jim Geldert.
|666k||Sperry (AS-12) moored in the harbor at San Diego CA., in 1962 with submarines on her port side, from outboard to inboard,
Sea Fox (SS-402) and
|Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Photo added 04/19/18.
|15k||Commemorative postal cover of the Charr (SS-328), 15 plus years after her commissioning on 23 September 1944.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|436k||Late February 1967, tied alongside pier in Seattle, WA. following torpedo exercises in Dabob Bay.||Photo by J.D. Decrevel EM2(SS).|
|341k||Charr (SS-328) & Diodon (SS-349) at Ballast Point, 1967.||Photo by J.D. Decrevel EM2(SS).|
|251k||October 1967 in Sea of Japan off South Korea. Several crew swapped with crew from ROK destroyer.||Photo by J.D. Decrevel EM2(SS).|
|89k||Late 60's view of the conning tower, looking forward toward helm.||Photo by J.D. Decrevel EM2(SS).|
|75k||Charr's (SS-328) 7000th dive, 20 July 1968.
(L to R): TMSN Don McClain (IC Electrician watch), HMC(SS) "Doc" Taft(standing by just in case), TM1(SS) Vince Solari (OOD/Diving Officer), LCDR Jim Callan (port lookout), CS1(SS) Jake Wade (Chief of the Watch), EN1(SS) Harley Rackley (trim manifold watch), EM2(SS) Lin Marvil (starboard lookout).
|Photo by J.D. Decrevel EM2(SS).|
|1.10k||Bream (AGSS-243), Tunny (AGS-282) and Charr (AGSS-328), during the decommissioning ceremony at Mare Island on 28 June 1969.||Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.|
|212k||Raton (AGSS-270) and Bluegill (AGSS-242) during the decommissioning ceremony at Mare Island on 28 June 1969. Bream (AGSS-243), Tunny (AGS-282) and Charr (AGSS-328) are forward of Raton and Bluegill. Chara (AE-31) is in the background.||Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.|
|1.20k||Commanding officers of the five decommissioned submarines on the speakers stand at Mare Island on 28 June 1969.||Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.|
|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).|
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