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Patch on left courtesy of Ray Young. Middle patches contributed by Mike Smolinski. Patch on right courtesy of naviosdeguerrabrasileiros.hpg.ig.com.br

Greenfish (SS-351)

Radio Call Sign: November - Juliet - Tango - Tango

Balao Class Submarine: Laid down, 29 June 1944, at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.; Launched, 21 December 1945; Commissioned USS Greenfish (SS-351), 7 June 1946; Guppy conversion in 1948 at Electric Boat Works, Groton, CT.; FRAM overhaul and Guppy III conversion, 15 December 1960 to 28 July 1961, at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Honolulu, HI.; Decommissioned, struck from the Naval Register, and transferred (sold) under terms of the Security Assistance Program to Brazil, 19 December 1973, renamed Amazonas (S-16); Final Disposition, struck from the Brazilian Navy, 15 October 1992, and scrapped on 30/01/2004 at the Niteroi shipyard.

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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Greenfish 296k Insignia of the Greenfish (SS-351) designed for the submarine by Ray Young, circa 1944. Photo by Ray Young, courtesy of his son, William Young.
Greenfish 17k Commemorative postal cover marking the occasion of Greenfish's (SS-351) keel being laid, 29 June 1944, at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Greenfish 80k Greenfish (SS-351) sinks U-234 by a torpedo during trials approximately 40 miles north-east off Cape Cod, on the US east coast on 20 November 1947. Text courtesy of uboat.net.
USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Greenfish 75k Greenfish (SS-351) underway, after Guppy conversion in 1948, place unknown. USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
Pomfret & Greenfish128k Stern view of the Pomfret (SS-391) entering Pearl Harbor, circa late 40's, early 50's. The Greenfish (SS-351) is off to Pomfret's port side. Text courtesy of John Hummel.
USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
K-3 34k Bass (SSK-2), Bonita (SSK-3),Greenfish (SS-351) and Pickerel (SS-524) at Pearl Harbor, circa 1950's. Courtesy of Grant Riddle / submarinebaseph.com.
Greenfish 118k Three different bow views of fleet boats.
Greenfish (SS-351) is the outboard boat in the photo.
The boat with the sonar dome on the bow is the Fleet Snorkel boat Sterlet (SS-392). In 1955, she was fitted with a BQR-4A sonar similar to the SSK conversions, but she retained all six forward torpedo tubes (unlike the SSK conversions, which lost the upper two), was not silenced to the extent that the SSK's were, and retained all four engines. Sea Owl (SS-405) and Piper (SS-408) received similar installations. These three boats were never redesignated as SSK. They can be easily distinguished from the SSK conversions because the sonar dome was raised above the deck level. The SSK's dome was flush with the main deck. This is why they lost the upper two torpedo tubes.
Carp (SS-338) is the next boat inboard.
Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.
Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR).
Carp200kStern view of four boats tied up in Pearl Harbor about 1959. Inboard to outboard are the Sabalo (SS-302), Carp (SS-338), Sterlet (SS-392) & Greenfish (SS-351). Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.
Carp227kInverse of the above photo shows a partial bow view of Sabalo (SS-302),Carp (SS-338), Sterlet (SS-392) & Greenfish (SS-351). Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.
Greenfish 25k Greenfish (SS-351) underway, date and place unknown. Courtesy of George M. Arnold
Greenfish 197k Greenfish (SS-351) in drydock, possibly at Pearl Harbor Shipyard 15 December 1960 for a FRAM (Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization) overhaul and extensive conversion to a GUPPY-III class ship. Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
Greenfish 119k Greenfish (SS-351) in drydock, possibly at Pearl Harbor Shipyard 15 December 1960 for a FRAM (Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization) overhaul and extensive conversion to a GUPPY-III class ship. Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
Greenfish 52k Capt. Homer Richard Bivin commanded the submarine Greenfish (SS-351) out of Pearl Harbor from 1960 to 1962. USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Greenfish 54k Greenfish (SS-351) with the shark fin arrays with the standard BQG-4 PUFFS system. This photo was taken in the 1960's timeframe. Text courtesy of DANFS & QM2(SS) David Johnston, USNR.
USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
Greenfish 56k Watercolor painting by the artist Jim Christley entitled "Northern Run", depicts the Greenfish (SS-351) in its Guppy III configuration in the mid-1960s as she keeps watch in a choppy cold ocean during a coming storm. Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
Greenfish 158k Greenfish (SS-351) with the shark fin arrays with the standard BQG-4 PUFFS system, 28 October 1969. Text courtesy of DANFS & QM2(SS) David Johnston, USNR.
USN photo NPC K-78775 courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
Greenfish & Halfbeak 66k An Acrylic painting by the artist Dante H. Bertoni entitled "Crew of Greenfish (SS-351) Shape-Up on Deck, 16 December 1970." Inboard of the boat is Halfbeak (SS-352). Painting # 88-161-AQ.
Courtesy of the USNHC.
Greenfish 186k Greenfish (SS-351) decommissioning cachet, 19 December 1973. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 03/13/13.
Amazonas (S-16)
Greenfish 74k The ex-Greenfish (SS-351) as the Brazilian Amazonas (S-16) with the BQG-4 PUFFS system sometime probably shortly after entering Brazilian service in the early-mid 1970's. Brazilian Navy photo by SDM, courtesy of naviosdeguerrabrasileiros.hpg.ig.com.br, & submitted by Valdo Novaes.
Greenfish 30k The Amazonas (S-16) in her final configuration, probably circa 1990's? Brazilian Navy photo by SRPM, courtesy of naviosdeguerrabrasileiros.hpg.ig.com.br, & submitted by Valdo Novaes.
Greenfish 75k The Amazonas (S-16) being scrapped on 30/01/2004 at the Niteroi shipyard. Brazilian Navy photo by John Sins, courtesy of naviosdeguerrabrasileiros.hpg.ig.com.br, & submitted by Valdo Novaes.

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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
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