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|958k||Mrs. Antonio Prince, Sponsor, and Mrs. Moise Lamoreux, Matron of Honor, at launching of Pintado (SS-387) launched at Navy Yard Portsmouth, N.H., 15 September 1943.||National Archives Identifier: 12563163
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|54k||Commemorative launching tag of the Pintado (SS-387) being launched at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 15 September 1943.||Photo courtesy of Ron Toth, Jr.via Tom Kermen.|
|178k||Pintado (SS-387) being launched at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 15 September 1943.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|15k||Commemorative postal cover marking Pintado's (SS-387) commissioning, 1 January 1944.||Courtesy of Jack Tretule.|
|83k||Proteus (AS-19) at Midway Naval Base between 14 and 28 May 1944. The submarines alongside are (from left to right):|
Pintado (SS-387); and
|USNHC photograph, NH # 93498.|
|46k||On 10 October 1942, the Amberjack (SS-219) enters Kavieng Roads, New Ireland island, 02^(o)36'S, 150^(o)48'E, to attack shipping there. In a daring move, she torpedoes the Japanese transport ship Tenryu Maru (4861 GRT, moderate damage) and sinks the converted whale factory ship, now serving as naval tanker, Tonan Maru #2 (19209 GRT). The latter vessel will be, however, raised and repaired, only to be sunk by Pintado (SS-387) on 22 August 1944.||Text courtesy of uboat.net.
Photo courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.
|415k|| Pintado (SS-387) underway, portside view on 19 February 1944.
She departed Portsmouth 17 February 1944 for torpedo trials at Newport, training out of New London, and antisubmarine warfare tactics and experiments with torpedo developments out of Key West.
|Text courtesy of DANFS.|
USN photo # 80-G-269707, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|1.10k||Departing Mako with the remnants of Destroyer Squadron 30 as escorts for the carrier HIJMS Junyo on November 1st, the Akikaze and the group shaped a course for Brunei and soon came across the patrolling Submarine Pintado (SS-387), which quickly sized up the large carrier and moved to attack.
Shortly before midday on 3 November 1944, lookouts aboard the Akikaze would have been some of the first to sight a spread of six torpedoes launched from the US Submarine towards the Junyo. Realizing the value of the carrier to the Japanese war effort, Lt. Commander Yamazaki, Captain of the Akikaze, ordered his ship to full speed and brought her alongside the Junyo where she was struck by no fewer than three of the torpedoes in close succession.
The Akikaze disintegrated from the force of the detonations and sank almost immediately. Though no member of her 154 man crew survived her sinking, the sacrifice of the Akikaze and her crew ensured the Junyo was saved, allowing the carrier to survive the war.
|Photo & text courtesy of http://wikimapia.org/ via Robert Hurst.|
|1.27k|| Pintado (SS-387) won the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary skill and heroism on her first three war patrols.
I. R. Lloyd print of the Pintado vs Junyo in action during WW II.
|USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|150k||Starboard view of the Pintado (SS-387) entering Pearl Harbor, circa 1944/45.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|211k||Pintado (SS-387) underway, portside view, circa 1944/45, location unknown.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|256k||Drawing of the Pintado (SS-387) underway, circa 1944/45.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|194k|| Pintado (SS-387) sailed to Pearl Harbor before getting underway 1 June for her fifth war patrol on lifeguard station for bomber raids on Tokyo. On the 26th, just south of Honshu, a smoking B-29 bomber crossed her bow at about 2,000 feet, dropped a dozen parachutes, and exploded. In less than an hour the submarine had rescued the entire crew which she took to Guam, arriving Apra Harbor a fortnight later.
FYI, as of this writting (September 2019) there are 3 videos in this wmv format link which take time to load & play).
|Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
|162k||39th Bomb Group (VH) crew 13 standing beside their B-29 named for their rescuer, Pintado (SS-387).||Photo courtesy of Robert Morgan via 39th Bomb Group (VH)|
|292k||Newspaper clipping of the Pintado (SS-387), submarine which elimanated a Jap division from the battle of Saipan, goes out of commission at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 6 March 1946.||Clipping from the 15 March 1946 edition of the Vallejo Times courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|137k||Reserve fleet at Mare Island, circa January 1946. There are 52 submarines and 4 Sub Tenders in this photo. This photo is a Berthing list identifying the ships in the picture.||Photo commemorating 50 years, U. S. Submarine Veterans of WW II 1996 calendar, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|453k||Photo of the Reserve fleet at Mare Island, circa January 1946. There are 52 submarines and 4 Sub Tenders in this photo. Whether coincidental or on purpose, the number of boats in the photo is the same as that which were lost in WW II.|
From back to front and left to right, first group of 12 boats:
Sand Lance (SS-381)
From back to front and left to right, second group of 12 boats:
From back to front and left to right, third group of 12 boats:
From back to front and left to right, fourth group of 12 boats:
From back to front and left to right, last group of 4 boats:
From back to front, Submarine Tenders group of 4 ships:
|Photo commemorating 50 years, U. S. Submarine Veterans of WW II 1996 calendar, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|1.93k||Aerial view of decommissioned submarine at Mare Island Reserve Fleet taken on 18 March 1946. The majority of the personnel topside are navy personnel. I would say they are still inactivating the subs.
Submarines are from top to bottom: Bashaw (SS-241), Guitarro (SS-363), Mingo (SS-261), Gurnard (SS-254), Pampanito (SS-383), Sand Lance (SS-381), Bream (SS-243), Hammerhead (SS-364) Sealion (SS-315), Tinosa (SS-283) & Pintado (SS-387) plus YC 316.
|USN photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.|
|129k||Periscope view at Mare Island: Pintado (SS-387) laid up at the Pacific Reserve Fleet.||USN photo courtesy of aimm.museum. (Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum) from the Gene Haley Collection via Bill Gonyo.|
|131k||Guests at Mare Island on Armed Forces Day 1950 wait their turn to tour the Pintado (SS-387) laid up at the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Mare Island on 15 May 1950.||USN photo # 6268-5-50, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|596k||Former crew members of the Pintado (SS-387) gather at the launching of the Pintado (SSN-672) at Mare Island on 16 August 1969. Front Row: Fred Powers, ADM B. A. Clarey (Vice CNO), CDR Paul B. Grozen (PCO of Pintado); 2nd row Capt. S. J. Robinson, Ray Hill, Gerald Mitchell & C. G. Mendenhall; 3rd row LCDR Eric Bailey, Douglas T. Morris, Edwin W. Frese, Harold Alman & Ray Emerson.||USN photo # 939X27-8-69 courtesy of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.|
|1.80k||Shears, periscope & fairwater of the Pintado (SS-387) taken in 1973, when the Nimitz museum in Fredricksburg Texas was first getting started. Fairwater, along with other Naval relics has just arrived in pieces.||Photos & text courtesy of Charles Thompson.|
|324k||The conning tower of the Pintado (SS-387) at the Chester Nimitz Museum at Fredericksburg, TX. March 2002.||Photo courtesy of Christian White.|
|115k||Insignia of the Pintado (SS-387) at the Chester Nimitz Museum at Fredericksburg, TX. March 2002.||Photo courtesy of Christian White.|
|345k||Right side view of the conning tower sail on 9 July 2003 of the Fleet Submarine Pintado (SS-387) on display in the rear court yard of the National Museum of the Pacific War, located at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street, in Fredericksburg, Texas (TX). Former USN WWII Admiral (ADM) Chester Nimitz was born here and grew up here as a child.||USN photo # DN-SD-06-10428, by Don S. Montgomery, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|1.0k||Beautiful arrangement of foliage, the fairwater and a cement bow, arranged to make Pintado (SS-387) look like she is rising from the sea.||Photo & text courtesy of Charles Thompson.|
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