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|18k||Commemorative postal cover on the occasion of the keel laying of the Cubera (SS-347), 11 May 1944, at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|764k||Christening Cubera (SS-347) on 17 June 1945 at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||Photo courtesy of Dave Berry & usscubera.org via John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|188k||Cubera (SS-347), slides down the ways at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 17 June 1945.||Courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|17k||Commemorative postal cover on the occasion of the Cubera's (SS-347) launching on 17 June 1945.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|38k||Commemorative postal cover on the occasion of the Cubera's (SS-347) commissioning on 19 December 1945.||Courtesy of petloveshack.com.|
|113k||Cubera (SS-347) with two deck guns underway in 1946, probably taking part in fleet exercises in the Caribbean.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|286k||Looking down the barrel of Cubera's (SS-347) forward 5-inch/25 caliber gun, 1946.||Photo courtesy of Al Conner & usscubera.org via John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|99k||Cubera (SS-347), surface view of the bow at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard, 19 February 1948.||Courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|267k||Four page PDF Welcome Aboard Cubera (SS-347).||PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|149k||German sub U-2513 with snorkel (fore) US fleet type submarine Cobbler (SS-344) in the center and Cubera (SS-347), with snorkel off the coast of Florida, September 1948.||Photographer: Ralph Morse, courtesy of life.time.com.|
|153k||Marker bell on deck that floats to the top of the water in case of a rescue.||Photographer: Ralph Morse, courtesy of life.time.com.|
|170k||American submarine firing four torpedoes.||Photographer: Ralph Morse, courtesy of life.time.com.|
|170k||Cubera (SS-347) on top of water.||Photographer: Ralph Morse, courtesy of life.time.com.|
|129k||Cubera (SS-347) marking time surfaced.||Photographer: Ralph Morse, courtesy of life.time.com.|
|83k||Medregal (SS-480), Clamagore (SS-343) & Cubera (SS-347), at Key West in 1948.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|360k||Cubera (SS-347), underway, during the Cold war.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|199k||Dogfish (SS-350) & Cubera (SS-347) at St. Thomas, 1953. Don't you wish you were there?||Photo courtesy of ussdogfish.com via John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|33k||Cubera (SS-347), making an emergency surface, (broaching) circa 1960, place unknown.||USN photo contributed by Ray Cheesborough and James Lewis, courtesy of usscubera.org.|
|39k||Cubera (SS-347), bow planes control wheel, circa 1960.||USN photo contributed by Ray Cheesborough and James Lewis, courtesy of usscubera.org.|
|62k||Portside view of the Cubera (SS-347), in the Grande Harbor of Valletta, Malta, sometime in 1960.||Courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.|
|255k||Portside view of the Cubera (SS-347), entering the Grande Harbor of Valletta, Malta, sometime in 1960. US Navy ships identifiable are Moale (DD-693) (left center) and "Med-moored". The Hyman (DD-732) is in the background among another unknown US Navy destroyer and unidentified Royal Navy destroyers.||Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.|
|320k||T class submarine HMS Totem (S 52) moored outboard of the Cubera (SS-347), as both are moored next to the depot ship HMS Narvik at Msida Creek Malta on 9 December 1960. |
HMS Totem would be lost at sea somewhere between the islands of Cyprus and Crete in January 1968 as the Israeli Dakar (77-ö). The boat would be found in 1999 giving closure to the 67 man crews family after 31 years.
|Source: Imperial War Museum British Post-1945 Official Classified Print Collection, Photo No. © IWM (HU 130018) courtesy of Mike Green.|
|194k||Cubera (SS-347) in color in 1960.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|138k||Cubera (SS-347) loads a torpedo, with Requin (SS-481) outboard. Photo taken in Mayport, FL in January, 1963 when the squadron was taking part in Operation Springboard.||Photo copyright & used by permission of the photographer, Charles L. Weaver.|
|184k||1960's meets the Cubera (SS-347), Trigger (SS-564) & Trumpetfish (SS-425) in Charleston, S.C.||Photo by Richard Nilsson and submitted courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|377k||Cubera (SS-347) circa 60's.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|848k||Cubera (SS-347) circa 60's.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|119k||Cubera (SS-347), portside view underway, 1964.|| Contributed by Padden.
Photo i.d. by Robert Hurst.
|385k||Argonaut (SS-475), Cubera (SS-347), Sirago (SS-485) pierside, 1964.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.|
|1.53k||Nearest to farthest: Cubera (SS-347), Argonaut (SS-475), and Damato (DD-871), mid-June 1965.||Photo by Manuel Galilea. Courtesy of Museu Marítim de Barcelona via Fabio Pena.|
|67k||Walter N. Dietzen, Jr. CDR-USN. |
Hailing from Chattanooga, TN, "Buck" graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1944. After completing Submarine School, he made two war patrols aboard Tirante (SS-420) where he served until 1946. He then transferred to Raton (SS-270) and Baya (SS-318), Executive Officer of the latter from 1952 to 1954. He then went to Naval War College, graduating in 1955, and then to Commanding Officer Cubera (SS-347). After tours at the Bureau of Naval Personnel and Naval Reactors, he was assigned in 1960 as Commanding Officer Scamp (SSN-588), where he built, launched, commissioned and commanded her until 21 Dec 1962. He subsequently commanded Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624) Gold, from 1963 to 1966.
After graduation from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1967 he served as Deputy Director Submarine Warfare Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; Chief Navy Section, Military Mission for Aid to Turkey; Director Deep Submergence Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and finally, the Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Anti-Submarine Warfare. He retired from active duty on 30 August 1975 as Rear Admiral.
|USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|75k||The Guavina's (AGSS-362) final moments above the ocean floor as seen through the periscope of the Cubera (SS-347), following a Mark 16 torpedo test off the coast of Cape Henry, Virginia, 11 November 1967.||Photo courtesy of Ron Norford.|
|171k||Cubera's (SS-347) in dry dock ARD-2 at Key West FLA. 1970. Not many photo's of her with North Atlantic sail. She had the step sail the whole time she was in Norfolk.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|141k||Topside front view of Cubera (SS-347) in dry dock ARD-2, 1970.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|178k||Article on the near sinking of the Cubera (SS-347), circa 1971.||Photo courtesy of usscubera.org.|
|316k||Decommissioning plaque of the Cubera (SS-347) presented to her decommissioning crew, 5 January 1972.||Photo courtesy of Kenneth L Peterson via Barry Peterson.|
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|161k||Cubera (SS-347) next to pier, and Grenadier (SS-525) outboard, February 1987 right after transfer to Venezuela.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
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