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|851k||Black blotched porcupinefish (Diodon liturosus).||Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org.
Photo added 10/11/15.
|19k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the keel laying of the Diodon (SS-349), 1 June 1944, at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|1.37k||Mrs. Daniel Cullinane, widow of Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Daniel Cullinane, K.I.A with the entire 70 man crew of the Grunion (SS-216) on 30 July 1942, christens the Diodon (SS-349) on 10 September 1945.||Electric Boat Corporation photo courtesy of Mary & Dick Bentz via Bruce Abele & improved by Tom Kermen.|
|214k||Diodon (SS-349) slides down the building ways at her launching at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT., 10 September 1945.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|17k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the Diodon's (SS-349) launching, 10 September 1945.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|124k||The National Ensign is raised aboard the Diodon (SS-349) for the first time by P.P. Bocko, CSM and J.E. Vermillion, QM2c in 1946.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|23k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of Diodon's (SS-349) commissioning, 18 March 1946.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|72k||Loading the first torpedo aboard the Diodon (SS-349), 1946.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|681k||Diodon (SS-349),underway, probably off the coast of Conn., January - May 1946.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|83k||Diodon (SS-349), preparing to dive, probably off the coast of Conn., January - May 1946.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|144k||Starboard aft view of the Diodon (SS-349), 1946.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|128k||Diodon (SS-349) surfacing, 1946.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|32k||Enlisted men and CPO's of the Diodon (SS-349), 1946.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|65k||Officers of the Diodon (SS-349), 1946.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|940k||Eight page PDF welcome Aboard & History of the Diodon (SS-349).||USN photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|176k||Aft plan view of Diodon (SS-349) at Mare Island on 15 March 1948. She was under conversion at the yard from 1 August 1947 to 18 March 1948.||USN photo # 388-3-48, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|168k||Forward plan view of Diodon (SS-349) at Mare Island on 15 March 1948.||USN photo # 389-3-48, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|1.33k||Diodon (SS-349) after her GUPPY conversion, circa post 1948.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|48k||Port side view of the Diodon (SS-349), after her GUPPY conversion, in San Diego, CA., 1950.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|169k||In May 1948,CDR. Clarence Edwin Bell assumed command of Diodon (SS-349), which, under his command, won the Battle Efficiency Pennant for 1950.||Official USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|208k||Aft plan view looking forward of Carbonero (AGSS-337) at Mare Island on 18 February 1952. She is outboard of Diodon (SS-349) and Segundo (SS-398) is forward. Note Loon launcher on the after deck.
||USN photo # 12023-2-52, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|213k||Forward plan view looking aft of Carbonero (AGSS-337) at Mare Island on 18 February 1952. She is outboard of Diodon (SS-349) and Guitarro (SS-363), Hardhead (SS-365) and Juneau (CLAA-119) are aft. Note Loon launcher on the after deck.||USN photo # 12024-2-52, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|62k||Port side view at water level of the Diodon (SS-349), on 16 November 1953.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|60k||Diodon (SS-349) in dry dock at Hunter's Point,S.F., CA., 1955.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|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.|
|712k||During her 1956-57 tour of duty in the Far East, Diodon (SS-349) visited Brisbane, Australia, for the celebration commemorating the great victory of the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. She is seen here in October 1957.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
|86k||Starboard side view of the Diodon (SS-349) underway, 1957.||Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|523k||U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Princeton (CVS-37) underway with the destroyer Twining (DD-540) and the submarine Diodon (SS-349). The Princeton was deployed to the Western Pacific from 19 June to 2 December 1958. This was Princeton's last deployment as an aircraft carrier before her conversion to a helicopter carrier. She was redesignated LPH-5 on 2 March 1959.||USN photo from the Princeton (CVS-37) 1958 cruise book via Robert Hurst.|
|257k||Diodon (SS-349) underneath that steely skin lies the steely skin, in drydock 1959.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|160k||Stern view of the Diodon (SS-349) with the Ronquil (SS-396) outboard, 1960.||Photo by Clem Boulter. Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|304k||Diodon (SS-349) backing out of a nest in 1961.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
Photo added 10/11/15.
|322k||Diodon (SS-349) underway, portside view, circa 1960's.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|470k||Diodon (SS-349) in Canada, circa 26 January 1963 .||Photo # AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-4242 courtesy of Walter E. Frost via searcharchives.vancouver.ca courtesy of John Hummel.
Photo added 10/11/15.
|40k||Drydock time for the Diodon (SS-349),in Yoksuka Yards, Japan, 1963.||Photo courtesy of Roy Richards. Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|497k||Port side view of the Diodon (SS-349) underway in San Diego during the early 60's. The tender to her port side is the Sperry (AS-12). The Cemetery on the hill behind the Diodon is on the grounds of Fort Rosecrans.||Text submitted by Jim Haynes, QMC /SS/SW USN, Ret. Photo submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|68k||Diodon (SS-349) at Hunter Point, San Francisco Naval Ship Yard, 30 August 1965.||USN photo.|
|69k||Diodon (SS-349) at Yokosuka, Japan, 1967. Note Oxford (AGTR-1) in the background moored forward of Diodon.||Photographed & submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|341k||Charr (SS-328) & Diodon (SS-349) at Ballast Point, 1967.||Photo by J.D. Decrevel EM2(SS)|
|50k||Diodon (SS-349) in Mare Island CA. drydock, 1968.||Photographed by Steve Wilber & submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|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.
|312k||A Grumman S-2D Tracker assigned to Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 57 (CVSG-57) aboard the aircraft carrier Hornet (CVS-12) flying over the submarine Diodon (SS-349). Hornet, visible in the right background, was deployed to the Western Pacific from 6 June to 21 December 1962.||USN photo from the Hornet (CVS-12) 1962 cruise book, courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|88k|| Crew of the Diodon (SS-349) pose for a decommissioning photo, 15 January 1971 at Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard, CA.
OFFICERS:Commander T. F. ARNOLD, Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander R. F. CHIPCHAK, Executive/Navigation Officer Lieutenant R. A. SCOTT, Communications Officer Lieutenant R. C. WHITEHEAD, Engineering Officer Lieutenant R. A. COOKE, Operations Officer Lieutenant (junior grade) L. L. WALL, Weapons Officer Lieutenant (junior grade) N. F. SNYDER, Supply Officer
CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS: Senior Chief Engineman E. B. ENLUND, Chief of the Boat Senior Chief Electronics Technician T. E. RUNYAN Senior Chief Electrician J. A. ANDREZIK Chief Electrician G. H. KOENIG Chief Torpedoman L. R. DOW, Jr. Chief Hospital Corpsman C. E. FLEMING
Crew: ANDERSON, E. A. CSSA ANDRADE, B. D. FN (SS) ANDREWS, R. B. RM2(SS) BAKER, R. W. TA BAXTER, H. L. FTG1(SS) BIASCAN, A. E. TN (SS) BOSWELL, D. L. TM3(SS) BROWN, D. E. EN3(SS) BURDEN, R. F. MM3(SS) ELAM, L. W. QM2(SS) GETTS, E. C. ENI(SS) GOODWIN, J. L. EM3(SS) GRIGER, J. M. MM2(SS) HAND, J. R. EN2(SS) HELWIG, G. L. IC2(SS) INOSANTO, P. I. SD1(SS) ISLE, W. L. EM2(SS) JOHNS, R. L. TM1(SS) JOHNSON, R. S. YN3(SS) JONES, K. G. EM1(SS) LEVANDER, W. G. TM2(SS) MALONE, C. W. ETN2(SS) McCARTHY, J. W. MM3(SS) NEWTON, D. K. EM3(SS) PALMER, D. E. MM2(SS) PHILLIPS, A. R. QM2(SS) PLAGMANN, R. A. TM3(SS) POAG, J. A. RM2 (SS) ROYALTEY, S. RM3 RUSICH, F. J., Jr. EN3(SS) SALTER, R. A. SKI (SS) SMITH, B. C. RMSN STANLEY, R. A. CS2(SS) STONEY, M. J. TM3(SS) TATE, J. J. EM2(SS) THOMPSON, L. E. ETR2(SS) VICKROY, R. A. IC2(SS) VOELKEL, T. E., Jr. FN(SS) WASMUTH, C. D. EN2(SS) WEBER, W. A. FN(SS) WERNER, T. R. STS3(SS) WHITEHEAD, P. E. TM3(SS) WOOD, T. J. QM3(SS) WORLEY, T. L. FN ZUCHERO, W. J. TM2(SS)
|Photo courtesy of HMC(SS) Chuck Fleming. Submitted by James R. Santos, courtesy of diodon349.com.|
|110k||Clipping from Mare Island Naval Shipyard 29, January 1971 edition of the Grapevine showing the decommissioning ceremonies aboard Diodon (SS-349) at the yard.||Photo courtesy of 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.|
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