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Dogfish (SS-350)

Radio Call Sign: November - Juliet - Sierra - Papa

Balao Class Submarine: Laid down, 22 June 1944, at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.; Launched, 27 October 1945; Commissioned USS Dogfish (SS-350), 29 April 1946; Guppy conversion, August 1947 to April 1948, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.; Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred (sold) under terms of the Security Assistance Program to Brazil, 28 July 1972, renamed Guanabara (S-10); Final Disposition, deleted by the Brazilian Navy in 1983, and subsequently scrapped.
Partial data submitted by & Yves Hubert.

As built to the specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 1,526 t., Submerged: 2,242 t.; Length 311' 9"; Beam 27' 3"; Draft 15' 3"; Speed, Surfaced 20.25 kts, Submerged 8.75 kts; Cruising Range, 11,000 miles surfaced at 10kts; Submerged Endurance, 48 hours at 2kts; Operating Depth, 400 ft; Complement 6 Officers, 60 Enlisted; Armament, ten 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft, 24 torpedoes, one 5"/25 deck gun, one 40mm gun, one 20mm gun, two .50 cal. machine guns; Patrol Endurance 75 days; Propulsion, diesel-electric reduction gear with four main generator engines., General Motors diesel engines, HP 5400, Fuel Capacity 118,000, four General Electric motors, HP 2,740, two 126-cell main storage batteries, two propellers.
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Dogfish 302k Dogfish (SS-350) keel laying cachet, 22 June 1944, at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Dogfish 302k Dogfish (SS-350) keel laying cachet, 22 June 1944, at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Dogfish97kMrs. Armand M. Morgan christens the Dogfish (SS-350) at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.,27 October 1945. She is the wife of Admiral Armand M. Morgan.USN photo courtesy of Electric Boat / ussdogfish.com.
Dogfish165kThe Dogfish (SS-350) slides down the launching ways at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.,27 October 1945. USN photo courtesy of Electric Boat / ussdogfish.com.
SS 350
0835021
NR NEW LONDON, CONN. NEW LOOK FOR U. S. SUBS
—This is the first picture of the United States submarine Dogfish (SS-350) of the new guppy class, equipped with the Snorkel breather tube that permits extended underwater operations. The tall, streamlined conning tower is a new feature of this class of submarine. The Dogfish recently made trial runs off New London, where this photo was made by Providence (R. I.) Bulletin.
A.P. Wirephoto.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star.[volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 07 May 1948, Image 4, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Dogfish404kDogfish (SS-350) underway, 6 September 1949.USN photo # USN 442944, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Dogfish129kDogfish (SS-350) sailed from New London 1 March 1955 for her first tour with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean, returning to her home port 6 June. She called at Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 4 to 14 June 1956 during NATO Operation New Broom. On 8 November, she stood by and fought the fires on the trawler Agda during local operations out of New London. Text courtesyy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of Tommy Trammp.
SS 350
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NR NAVY LENDS A HAND
—The destroyer Willis A. Lee (DD-929) and submarine Dogfish (SS-350) (left) speed to the rescue of crewmen aboard the burning fishing boat Agda off the eastern tip of Long Island. Five men aboard the Agda were rescued and put aboard another fishing boat.
A.P. Wirephoto.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star.[volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 09 November 1956, Image 16, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
Dogfish317kDogfish (SS-350) entering Genoa, Italy 1959.Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.
Dogfish21kCommemorative postal cover and photo inset of Dogfish (SS-350) in Guppy mode, 1951.Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).
Dogfish 199k Dogfish (SS-350) & Cubera (SS-347) at St. Thomas, 1953. Don't you wish you were there? Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).
Dogfish, T1 & T236kThe Dogfish (SS-350) with T-1 (SST-1) inboard & Marlin (SST-2) outboard, circa post 1953.USN photo courtesy of Electric Boat / ussdogfish.com.
Dogfish138kDogfish (SS-350) circa 1956. She called at Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 4 to 14 June 1956 during NATO Operation "New Broom."Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo from Jane's Fighting Ships, 1956-57 submitted by Robert Hurst.
Dogfish145kA Dogfish (SS-350) in full broadside, late 1950's...before she got her North Atlantic sail. Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.
Dogfish 259k Dogfish (SS-350) on a cold winter day adjacent to the Tusk (SS-426). Photo courtesy of ussdogfish.com via John Hummel, USN (Retired).
Dogfish 309k St. Thomas, Virgin Islands & the Dogfish (SS-350) in 1963. Photo courtesy of ussdogfish.com via John Hummel, USN (Retired).
Larcombe
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858kLCDR Howard Newell (Lou) Larcombe Jr., commanded the Dogfish (SS-350) from July 1962 to 9 September 1963.
F.Y.I., fellow Academy of 47 classmate & roommate James Earl Carter (otherwise known as the 39th President of the United States) chief claim to fame was that he roomed together with (Lou) Larcombe.
Text info courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler.
Photo courtesy of Daniel L. Bailey Jr.
Dogfish 580k Submarines at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, P.R., circa 1965. From the bottom: Trigger (SS-564), Requin (SS-481), Cutlass (SS-478); Other side of pier Tench (SS-417) and Dogfish (SS-350). Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).
Dogfish 407k Forward part of Dogfish (SS-350) conn (helm). Photo courtesy of ussdogfish.com via John Hummel, USN (Retired).
Dogfish404kDogfish (SS-350) underway in 1965.USN photo courtesy of Tommy Trammp.
Dogfish393kBow view of the Dogfish (SS-350) at New London CT., in NLON-Floating-drydock, 1966. Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.
Dogfish595kStern view of the Dogfish (SS-350) at New London CT., in NLON-Floating-drydock, 1966. Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.
Dogfish 846k Dogfish (SS-350) underway 1966. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Dogfish 305k A picture all New London sailors know…underway from New London, Dogfish (SS-350) meets railroad bridge and the interstate 95 bridge. Photo courtesy of ussdogfish.com via John Hummel, USN (Retired).
Dogfish464kDogfish (SS-350) winter, February, 1967, Portsmouth NH.Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.
Becuna84kBlenny (SS-324) and Becuna (SS-319) still in commission, but in the Philadelphia Naval Yard to decommission about 1969. Dogfish (SS-350) in background in for over haul. Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.
Dogfish 298k Six page Welcome Aboard PDF for the Dogfish (SS-350), circa 1970. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Guanabara (S-10)
Dogfish47kThe ex-Dogfish (SS-350) as the Brazilian Guanabara (S-10), entering her name sake body of water, the Bay of Guanabara, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil sometime between 1972 & 1983. Brazilian Navy photo by SRPM, courtesy of naviosdeguerrabrasileiros.hpg.ig.com.br, & submitted by Valdo Novaes.
Dogfish50kThe ex-Dogfish (SS-350) as the Brazilian Guanabara (S-10), in her name sake body of water, the Bay of Guanabara, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil sometime between 1972 & 1983. Brazilian Navy photo by SRPM, courtesy of naviosdeguerrabrasileiros.hpg.ig.com.br, & submitted by Valdo Novaes.

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