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|789k||Laying of the Cusk's (SS-348) keel on 25 May 1944.||Electric Boat Company photo courtesy of usscusk & Ron Reeves.|
|143k||Cusk (SS-348) keel laying cachet.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|193k||Insignia of the Cusk (SS-348) designed for the submarine by Ray Young, circa 1944.||Photo by Ray Young, courtesy of his son, William Young.|
|327k||Cusk (SS-348) under construction, 27 July 1945.||Electric Boat Company photo courtesy of usscusk & Ron Reeves.|
|18k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the launching of the Cusk (SS-348), 27 October 1945 .||Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|59k||Cusk (SS-348) slides down the ways at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 27 October 1945 .||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|150k||The Cusk (SS-348) at berth at Cristobal, C.Z., sometime between 24 April 1946, when she made an extended cruise through the Caribbean Sea, and before she arrived at San Diego 6 June 1946.||Photo fix by Jim Kelling.
Photo courtesy of Jim Carroll and submitted by Mike Keating. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
|55k||Starboard view of the Cusk (SS-348) dockside, with fore and aft mounted deck-guns, 40MM on the fore and aft smoking decks. Location could be San Diego CA., or Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1946.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|141k||Amidships looking forward plan view of Cusk (SS-348) showing LOON missile hanger at Mare Island on 29 September 1947. She was under conversion from 30 June to 7 October 1947.||USN photo # 1822-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|153k||Amidships looking aft plan view of Cusk (SS-348) showing LOON missile hanger at Mare Island on 29 September 1947. She was under conversion from 30 June to 7 October 1947. The decommissioned San Saba (APA-232) is in a nest of other decommissioned transports aft of Cusk.||USN photo # 1823-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|73k||Stern view of the Cusk (SS-348) showing LOON missile hanger at Mare Island on 29 September 1947.||USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|142k||This photo was taken just before Cusk (SS-348) fired the first Loon Missile in 1947. The launch ramp can be seen behind the crew.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|215k||The following are a series of 8 photos showing the Cusk (SS-348) on 7 July 1948 launching a Loon Missile with the attendant misadventures that result in unexpected occurrences in this line of business.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|112k||On this occasion the missile exploded on the launch ramp.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|89k||Close up of above.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|139k||Fireball on back deck.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|88k||Close up of above.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|114k||Next sequence of fireball.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|93k||Close up of above.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|123k||Smoke on the water. Cusk (SS-348) had dove to extinguish the fire.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|350k||LTV-N-2 (Derby) Loon on deck of Cusk (SS-348) off Namtc, Point Mugu, California, 22 March 1950.||USN photo # 80-G-414629 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|604k||Cusk (SSG-348) going up the Mare Island Channel on 7 December 1950.||Photo # 7692-12-50 TH, courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.|
|201k||Bow on view of Cusk (SSG-348) in the fog off Mare Island on 7 December 1950.||USN photo # 7691-12-50, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|209k||Broadside view of Cusk (SSG-348) in the fog departing Mare Island on 7 December 1950. She was in overhaul at the yard from 18 September 1950 to 2 January 1951. Note Loon launcher and shelter.||USN photo # 7693-12-50, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|177k||Stern view of Cusk (SSG-348) in the fog departing Mare Island on 7 December 1950.||USN photo # 7695-12-50, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|1.24k||Loon Launch # 586 from Cusk (SSG-348).||Photo # USN 405931 scanned by Ryan Crierie, via flickr, courtesy of Stephen Gower.|
|106k||Cusk (SSG-348) firing a Loon missile, 15 May 1951.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|278k|| Cusk (SS-348) crew photo 1953. |
The boat on the right of the picture (port side of Cusk) is the Spinax (SSR-489). The boat on the left of the photo (starboard side of Cusk) is harder to identify, but it might be the Carbonero (AGSS-337). The structure on the after deck looks a lot like a Loon missile launch ramp, and Carbonero was the only other boat equipped to fire this missile. However, other photos of Carbonero show the ramp mounted much closer to the conning tower fairwater; her installation was more temporary in nature than Cusk's and she lacked a water-tight hangar.
The Destroyer Hall (DD-583) can be seen in the right rear of the photo.
|Photo courtesy of Vern Maxson, LCDR,USNR-R-RETIRED (SS). Text courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR).|
|313k||The Cusk (SSG-348) is seen returning from sea trials at Mare Island on 30 June 1954. She was under repair at the yard from 15 February to 12 July 1954.||USN photo # 21856-6-64, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|97k||Cusk (SSG-348) is pictured here before reverting to (SS-348), 1 July 1954. See the Missile hanger and ramp of the after deck.||Courtesy of John Hummel.|
|51k||Broadside view of the Cusk (SS-348) underway, circa post mid 1950's.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|178k||Bow view of the Cusk (SS-348) underway, circa post mid 1950's, possibly off Hawaii.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|42k||Cusk (SS-348) underway, circa post mid 1950's.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|1.34k||This unusual view shows eleven vessels of Submarine Squadron Five (nine submarines, a submarine rescue vessel and a submarine tender) moored side by side for a recent change of command ceremony at San Diego, California. Captain Eugene B. Fluckey, USN, Medal of Honor recipient, relieved Captain Francis B. Scanland, USN, as Commander, Submarine Squadron Five on 1 August 1955. Nested alongside the submarine tender Nereus (AS-17) are: Tunny (SSG-282), Cusk (SS-348), Carbonero (SS-337), Tilefish (SS-307), Spinax (SSR-489), Rock (SSR-274), Remora (SS-487), Catfish (SS-339), and Volador (SS-490), and the submarine rescue vessel, Florikan (ASR-9). Photograph released 3 August 1955.||Photo # USN 681919 courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.
Photo added 12/29/15.
|681k||Nereus (AS-17) with nine submarines;
and the Submarine Rescue Vessel Florikan (ASR-9) moored alongside at San Diego.
|USN photo from "All Hands" magazine, November 1955, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|154k||Stern view of the Cusk (SS-348) underway, 4-3-61.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|45k||Cusk (SS-348) underway, with a tug alongside, probably at New London, circa 1960s.||Courtesy of Ric Hedman.|
|1.90k||Cusk (SSG-348) and Remora (SS-487) in 1963.|
What might be an SSK (Bashaw (SSK-241), Bluegill (SSK-242) or Bream (SSK-243)) is bringing up the rear.
|Photo i.d. courtesy of John Hummel.
USN photo courtesy of flickr.com via Stephen Gower.
|83k||Commander Thomas F. Arnold was commissioned in June 1956 upon graduation from Tuft's University. For the next four years he served onboard the destroyers McDermut (DD-677) and Floyd B. Parks (DD-884) in various departmental assignments. After completion of submarine school in fall of 1960, Commander Arnold served in the Submarine Force onboard Tench (SS-417), Entemedor (SS-340), Staff Commander Submarine Squadron 14, and as Executive Officer of Rock (SS-270). Prior to his tour as Commanding Officer of the Cusk (SS-348) and Diodon (SS-349), he attended the United Kingdom Joint Services Staff College in 1968.||Information from the Cruise book of the cruiser Albany (CG-10). He was X.O.
Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
|1.60k||LCDR Thomas F. Arnold, Commanding Officer Cusk (SS-348) reads the decommissioning order for the submarine at Mare Island on 24 September 1969.||USN photo # 94512-9-69, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|535k||Sailors of the Cusk (SSG-348) fold the boat's flag during her decommissioning at Mare Island on 24 September 1969.||Photo # 94513-9-69 TH, courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.|
|564k||Sail of the Cusk (SSG-348) during her decommissioning at Mare Island on 24 September 1969.||Photo # 94509-9-69 TH, courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.|
|239k||Cusk (SS-348) Display.||Photo courtesy of usscusk & Ron Reeves.|
|1.30k||LCDR Thomas F. Arnold, Commanding Officer Cusk (SS-348) receives the submarine's commissioning pennant during her decommissioning at Mare Island on 24 September 1969. Rock (SS-274) is just visible to the far left.||USN photo # 94514-9-69, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|652k||Decommissioning ceremonies for the Picking (DD-685) at Reserve Fleet, Mare Island on 1 June 1970. |
The submarines from left to right in the background are: Cusk (SSG-348), Rock (SS-274), Bashaw (SS-241), Spinax (SSR-489).
|Photo i.d. courtesy of John Hummel.
USN photo courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Fred Willshaw & Darryl L. Baker.
|430k|| Seven inactive submarines at Mare Island on 30 April 1971. |
Left to right: Cusk (SS-348), Rock (SS-274), Bashaw (SS-241), Spinax (SSR-489), Pomodon (SS-486), Medregal (SS-480), and Diodon (SS-349).
Photo by Ted Stone and negative given to the shipyard in 1995.
|USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|30k||Cusk (SS-348) alongside, 1974.||Photo contributed courtesy of Ron Gray.|
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