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|20k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the keel laying of the Chivo (SS-341) at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 21 February 1944.||Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|21k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Chivo's (SS-341) launching, 14 January 1945.||Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|101k||Christening of the Chivo (SS-341) by Mrs. Raymand Baldwin, 14 January 1945 at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||US Navy / Electric Boat photo courtesy of usschivo.org via Bill Gonyo.|
|98k||Chivo's (SS-341) Sponsor party; Mr L.Y. Spear & Gov. & Mrs. Raymand Baldwin, 14 January 1945 at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||US Navy / Electric Boat photo courtesy of usschivo.org via Bill Gonyo.|
|80k||Chivo (SS-341) sliding down the ways 14 January 1945.||US Navy / Electric Boat photo courtesy of usschivo.org via Bill Gonyo.|
|98k||Chivo (SS-341) moored in Pearl Harbor with her decks awash. Skipjack (SS-184) & Parche (SS-384) moored off to the side, 1945.||USN photo courtesy of Medzius & usschivo.org via Bill Gonyo.|
|20k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Chivo's (SS-341) commissioning, 28 April 1945.||Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|199k||While the Chivo (SS-341) was preparing for her first war patrol, hostilities ended; the boat then remained at Pearl Harbor, operating locally with other ships of the Pacific Fleet.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
|74k||Capt. William Rolston Cruthcer commissioned the Chivo (SS-341). After shakedown and torpedo trials, Chivo departed New London 7 June 1945 for Key West where she trained and exercised briefly at the sound school and experimental torpedo range, before sailing on to Pearl Harbor in company with Requin (SS-481) and Redfish (SS-395). While preparing for her first war patrol, hostilities ended and Chivo remained at Pearl Harbor, operating locally with other ships of the Pacific Fleet. Assigned to Submarine Squadron Seven, the submarine returned to the west coast in October, basing out of San Diego for local operations which continued until January 1946, when Chivo sailed for a short tour of duty operating out of Subic Bay in the Philippines. Returning to San Diego in May, the submarine exercised along the west coast for the next 15 months, a period culminating in an overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Growing tensions in Asia, provoked in part by French conflict with the Vietminh in Indochina and disagreements over the future of Korea, encouraged the Navy to conduct more realistic training for submariners. As part of this general approach, Chivo began a three-month simulated war patrol in August 1947 which took her to Suva, Fiji Islands; Guam; and Japan; before she arrived back at San Diego in November. He continued to conduct West coast duty until relived in 1948.||Official USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo. Partial Text courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center.|
|90k||A colorful Chivo (SS-341) enters San Diego Harbor, late 1945.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|66k||Chivo (SS-341) at Pearl Harbor H.I. 1945....rocket launchers on deck.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|145k||Back business side of the Chivo (SS-341) in dry dock, 1946.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|385k||Chivo (SS-341) in Dry dock at Pearl Harbor, 1946.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|62k||Stern view of the Chivo (SS-341), circa mid / late 1940's, off the Hawaiian coast.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|52k||Portside view of the Chivo (SS-341), circa mid / late 1940's, off the Hawaiian coast.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|165k||Aft plan view of Pomodon (SS-486) during her Guppy conversion at Mare Island on 16 May 1947. Bow of the Chivo (SS-341) is visible to the right.||USN Photo # 987-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|224k||Forward plan view of Pomodon (SS-486) during her Guppy conversion at Mare Island on 16 May 1947. Chivo (SS-341) and Chopper (SS-342) are aft of Pomodon.||USN Photo # 988-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|119k||Stern view of Chivo (SS-341) off Mare Island on 23 July 1947.||USN photo # 1431-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|101k||Broadside view of Chivo (SS-341) off Mare Island on 23 July 1947. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 20 February to 23 July 1947.||USN photo # 1433-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|122k||Bow on view of Chivo (SS-341) departing Mare Island on 23 July 1947. Spangler (DE-696) is docked in ARD-11 to the right of Cusk (SS-348).||USN photo # 1436-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|484k||Nereus (AS-17) with three clients moored alongside in the late 40's neighborhood:
Outboard is Chivo (SS-341) & inboard is Entemedor (SS-340). Inner most boat's # is obscured.
|Photo courtesy of David Buell.|
|151k||Starboard quarter view of the Chivo (SS-341), underway, circa 1945-50, off the Hawaiian coast.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|61k||Chivo (SS-341) radio room in 1947. I see a RAL, and RAK side by side, to the left on the an RBS big blob. On the right is a TBL.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|85k||Boats docked pierside in 1952. From inboard to outboard:
Sennet (SS-408) & what looks to be Chivo (SS-341).
|Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|186k||Chivo (SS-341) and Burrfish (SSR-312) in Marseilles France, 1952.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|192k||Chivo (SS-341), after modernization with the Atlantic Fleet, 1953.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|57k||Full frontal Chivo (SS-341), circa 1953.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|156k||Portside view of the Chivo (SS-341), underway off Key West, early 50's.||Photo courtesy of Skip Riser.|
|349k||Barb (SS-220), Chivo (SS-341) and Chopper (SS-342) in 1954 outboard Bushnell (AS-15) in Key West, FA.||Photo courtesy of usschivo.org via John Hummel.|
|93k||Chivo (SS-341) & Corporal (SS-346), outboard of Bushnell (AS-15) at Keywest Fla, 1955.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|726k||From left to right:Mackerel (SST-1), unknown, Medregal (SS-480), Batfish (SS-310) & Chivo (SS-341) at Key West, 1955.||Courtesy of John Hummel.|
|82k||Mackerel (SST-1) & Chivo (SS-341) on the way to Gulfport Mississippi, January February 1957.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|35k||Chivo's (SS-341) snorkel mast, 1961.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|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.
Photo added 07/24/15.
|515k||Chivo (SS-341) circa April,1961, North Alantic.||Photo by Bob Stothart, ABF3, V4 Division, USS Wasp, CVS-18 via John Hummel.
Photo added 07/24/15.
|36k||Starboard view of the Chivo (SS-341), after further modernization, circa 1960's.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|651k||Birds of a feather not all flocking together: Mackerel (SST-1), Thornback (SS-418), Clamagore (SS-343) & Chivo (SS-341) with the Howard Gilmore (AS-16) in the distance.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|141k||Chivo (SS-341) in Malta, 1965.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|114k||Bang (SS-385), preparing to tie up alongside Chivo (SS-341) at San Juan Naval Station, Puerto Rico, during Operation Springboard. Bang's Commanding Officer, Commander R.J. Carlin, is giving orders from atop her sail. Photograph by PHC "CJ" Wiitala, USN, released 14 March 1968 by Tenth Naval District Public Affairs Office. The bow of a Canadian Ojibwa class submarine is visible in the lower left, and a U.S. Coast Guard SA-16 "Albatross" amphibian is flying low in the center background.||Official USN photo NH # 98697, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|124k||Bang (SS-385), comes alongside Chivo (SS-341) at San Juan Naval Station, Puerto Rico, during Operation Springboard. A Canadian Ojibwa class submarine is in the foreground. Photograph by PHC "CJ" Wiitala, USN, released 14 March 1968 by Tenth Naval District Public Affairs Office.||Official USN photo NH # 98698, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|383k||Chivo (SS-341) at Ponta DelGada in the Azores during the search for the Scorpion (SSN-589), 1968.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|Santiago del Estero (S-22)|
|92k||Portside view of the ex-Chivo (SS-341), Santiago del Estero (S-22) outboard of the destroyers ex-Braine (DD-630) now the Almirante Domecq Garcia and with ex-Perkins (DD-877), now the Comodoro Py, astern circa 1982, location unknown.||Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|150k||Santiago del Estero (S-22) at Mar del Plata, circa 1982.||Photo from histarmar.do.com courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|225k||Portside view of the Santiago del Estero (S-22) docked in the Mar del Plata, circa 1982.||Photo courtesy of histarmar.com.ar.|
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