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|17k||Commemorative postal cover marking the Carp's (SS-338) commissioning at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 28 February 1945.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|130k||The Carp (SS-338) slides down the building ways, 12 November 1944.||Electric Boat photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|232k||Photo of CDR James L. Hunnicutt, USNR awarded the Navy Cross as Commanding Officer of Carp (SS-338) for her first war patrol for the period of 8 June 1945 to 2 August 1945. He was awarded the Silver Star of his action as Assistant Approach Officer aboard Tinosa (SS-283) between 29 March to 15 May 1944.||Photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.|
|90k||Stern view of Carp (SS-338) off Mare Island on 6 January 1947.||USN photo # 152-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|100k||Broadside view of Carp (SS-338) off Mare Island on 6 January 1947. She was under repair at the yard from 15 October 1946 until 17 January 1947.||USN photo # 154-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|107k||Bow on view of Carp (SS-338) departing Mare Island on 6 January 1947.||USN photo # 156-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|117k||Carp (SS-338) about to enter ARD-11 at Mare Island on 23 April 1948. She was in dock until 7 Jun 1948. Nepanet (YTB-189) on her starboard side and YTL-590 on her port side.||USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|495k||Carp (SS-338) alongside Daniel A Joy (DE-585), 21 August 1948 in San Francisco. Daniel A Joy was assigned to the 12th Naval District for duty as a Naval Reserve training vessel.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|52k||Carp (SS-338), underway 1948, above the Arctic Circle.||USN photo courtesy of the US Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory.|
|2.48k||SubRonFive picture 30 December 1949 featuring from upper left corner to right: Florikan (ASR-9), Pomodon (SS-486), Volador (SS-490), Catfish (SS-339), Cusk (SS-348), Diodon (SS-349), Carbonero (SS-337), Carp (SS-338) & Nereus (AS-17).||USN photo courtesy of usscusk.com.|
|174k||The Carp (SS-338) is seen undocking from dry dock #1 at Mare Island on 30 March 1950. The photo was taken from building #164.||USN photo # 5823-3-50, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|81k||The former and new Commanding Officers of Carp (SS-338) read their orders during the change of command cermonies at Mare Island on 1 June 1950.||USN photo # 6322-6-50, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|2.16k||Naval Reservists during training cruise on Carp (SS-338), December 1950. Seaman Don Swinney is being checked out on operation of a periscope by Lieutenant Commander A. G. Plemons, Commanding Officer of the boat.||USN photo # 80-G-425204 courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.|
|158k||Carp (SS-338) getting some work done on her conning tower.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|43k||Carp (SS-338), after receiving her Fleet Snorkel conversion., circa post 1952.||Courtesy of George M. Arnold. Photo I.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)|
|151k||Carp (SS-338), at Navy Pier in San Diego on 4-7-53 after returning from 6 months WesPac deployment.||Courtesy of Forrest J. Watson, ex ET- 2(SS).|
|63k||Carp (SS-338) entering the Pearl Harbor Sub Base pens in December 1955.||Copyrighted photo courtesy of Captain J. Wood, USN (Retired),formerly of AM3 with VF-114 on the USS Kearsarge (CVA-33) & submitted by Jim Converse.|
|91k||Carp (SS-338) entering the Pearl Harbor Sub Base pens in December 1955.||Copyrighted photo courtesy of Captain J. Wood, USN (Retired), formerly of AM3 with VF-114 on the USS Kearsarge (CVA-33) & submitted by Jim Converse.|
|88k||The Carp (SS-338) is pictured here in 1956 being painted (reason for hull number not being visible). The Sabalo (SS-302) to left in photo & Diodon (SS-349) is to the right.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|154k||Starboard quarter view of the Carp (SS-338) about to tie up at North Wharf, Fremantle Naval Base - Australia in September 1956.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|194k||Good view of the descending limber holes of the Carp (SS-338).||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|182k||Carp (SS-338) undergoing a change of life.||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|241k||Under the hood.|
All these photos show induction and exhaust piping for the main engines. I will assume that these shots are of the Carp (SS-338). In several of these shots you can see the open after engine room hatch.
|Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi. Text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)|
|285k||Overhaul in March 1959.||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|201k||Clean hands on emerging from below.||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|177k||This lady definitely looks better fully dressed.||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|130k||This photo shows her sail and from aft to forward the masts are the snorkel exhaust, snorkel induction, and the electronic surveillance measures (ESM) mast that is topped with the AS-944/BLR array. |
The short mast with the wire loop is the radio directional finder (DF) loop that by this time was doubling as a VLF communications antennae. It could receive VLF signals while the boat was submerged.
|Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|118k||Three different bow views of fleet boats.
Greenfish (SS-351) is the outboard boat in the photo.
The boat with the sonar dome on the bow is the Fleet Snorkel boat Sterlet (SS-392). In 1955, she was fitted with a BQR-4A sonar similar to the SSK conversions, but she retained all six forward torpedo tubes (unlike the SSK conversions, which lost the upper two), was not silenced to the extent that the SSK's were, and retained all four engines. Sea Owl (SS-405) and Piper (SS-408) received similar installations. These three boats were never redesignated as SSK. They can be easily distinguished from the SSK conversions because the sonar dome was raised above the deck level. The SSK's dome was flush with the main deck. This is why they lost the upper two torpedo tubes.
Carp (SS-338) is the next boat inboard.
|Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi. Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)|
|200k||Stern view of four boats tied up in Pearl Harbor about 1959. Inboard to outboard are the Sabalo (SS-302), Carp (SS-338), Sterlet (SS-392) & Greenfish (SS-351).||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|227k||Inverse of the above photo shows a partial bow view of Sabalo (SS-302),Carp (SS-338), Sterlet (SS-392) & Greenfish (SS-351).||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|146k||Pair of Carp's (SS-338).||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|123k||Bow on view of the Carp (SS-338) passing O'Bannon (DD-450) in the foreground.||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|143k||Mixed bag of boats from different bases moored together possibly at the Key West Naval Base or at Roosevelt Roads, P.R.
From left to right & front to back: From New London with the eight ball plaque of subron 8; Blenny (SS-324); from Key West with the subron 12 plaque: Grenadier (SS-525); from Norfolk with the subron 6 plaque; Carp (SS-338) & again from Key West; the Balao (SS-285) tied up to the pier. Behind them and from Charleston with subron 4 is the Trigger (SS-564) and an unidentified boat.
Grenadier received her high sail in an overhaul in 1961-62. I found a picture of Blenny that showed her with a high sail that was dated 18 Apr 1966. All of the boats in the photo were known to have been based in, or operating out of, Key West in the period of 1962-1966. Therefore, I can reliably conclude that this photo was taken between 1962 and 1966.
Grenadier and Balao (SS-285) participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis blockade in October, 1962. In November, Grenadier was one of several ships that participated in a maritime rights show of force exercise off Cuba. It is conceivable that these other boats were dispatched to the area as backup in case this exercise went south. So it's possible that this photo was taken during late 1962 during the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
|Photo by Tim "T-Spoon" Spoon & submitted by John Hummel, USN (Retired).
Text I.d. courtesy of John Hummel, Mike Keating & Dave Johnston.
|195k||Starboard side view of the Carp (SS-338), underway, circa 1960's, place unknown.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|50k||Sirago (SS-485) and Carp (SS-338), in June 1965, at D&S piers, Norfolk VA.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|287k||Seven page PDF history of the Carp (SS-338), circa 1966.||Photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|42k||The pressure hull of the conning tower of the Carp (SS-338).||Courtesy of Len Mozey via Hal Taft.|
|42k||Torsk (SS-423), Billfish (SS-286) & Carp (SS-338) moored together in Spring/Early Summer of 1968 @ Boston Navy Yard after Torsk's Decommisioning and before she was towed to Washington D.C. for use as a Reserve Trainer. Billfish or Carp was the training boat in Boston at the time.||Photo i.d. courtesy of Larry Derouin. USN photo.|
|113k||Photo of the last of the "ship keeper's" on Carp (SS-338). Carp is tied up at South Boston Navy Yard, 1970. Photo courtesy of Frank Hill EMC/SS who is looking over the right shoulder of the chief in blues. (Frank was the last person to ship over on the Carp).||Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Photo added 10/21/17.
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