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|902k||Rear Admiral T. Withers, Senator Ralph Brewster, Senator Charles Tobey, ex-Governor Alvan Fuller, Congressman Charles Plumley, and Senator Frances Maloney, at the triple launch of the Pomfret (SS-391), the Sterlet (SS-392), and the Piranha (SS-389), 27 October 1943.||National Archives Identifier: 12562959
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 05/26/17.
|129k||Commemorative launch tag on the occasion of Sterlet's (SS-392) launching at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, 27 October 1943.||Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|21k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of Sterlet's (SS-392) commissioning at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, 4 March 1944.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|286k||The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Orme Campbell Robbins, Commander, U.S. Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Sterlet (SS-392), on the SECOND War Patrol of that submarine during the period 18 September 1944 to 30 November 1944, in enemy controlled waters of the Pacific War Area. Through his experience and sound judgment Commander Robbins brought his ship safely back to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.||USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|21k||Sterlet (SS-392), in port, circa 1944-45.||USN photo courtesy of subnet.com.|
|49k||Sterlet (SS-392) with unidentified friends in port, circa 1944-45.||Photo by Bob Fedor, courtesy of John Prylzba, MMC(SS)(Ret) / dbfer.com.|
|93k||Photo of the re-commissioning ceremonies of the Sterlet (SS-392), at Mare Island on 26 August 1950. Lt. Comdr. George W. Kittredge in command.||USN photo # 6796-8-50, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.|
|84k||Photo of the change of command of Sterlet (SS-392) at Mare Island on 1 December 1953. I'm unable to identify the officers.||USN photo # 19473-12-53, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|50k||Sterlet (SS-392), and Ronquil (SS-396) moored outboard of the ASR in Yokosuka harbor, Japan, 1954.||Courtesy of Grant Riddle / submarinebaseph.com|
|91k||Sterlet (SS-392), Yokosuka harbor, Japan, 1954.||Courtesy of Grant Riddle / submarinebaseph.com|
|589k||Port side view of the Sterlet (SS-392) on 19 May 1955 off Hawaii.||USN photo # USN 667747 courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|46k||Sterlet (SS-392), in Kaohsiung , Formosa, tied up alongside the dock and the Ronquil (SS-396) moored outboard, 1956.||Courtesy of Grant Riddle / submarinebaseph.com|
|39k||Crew in dress whites aboard the Sterlet (SS-392) at dockside, circa post mid 1950's.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|44k||Sterlet (SS-392) entering Pearl Harbor, circa post mid 1950's.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|63k||Cutout of the Sterlet (SS-392), in her final configuration.||Courtesy of John Przybyla, ETC(SS) / dbfer.net.|
|58k||A still from a 16mm movie clip shows the Sterlet (SS-392), possibly off Hawaii, circa post mid 1950's.||USN photo courtesy of periscopefilm.com.|
|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 re-designated 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).|
|564k||Submarine are from left to right: Halibut (SSGN-587), Pickerel (SS-524), Perch (LPSS-313), Unidentified, Sterlet (SS-392) at Submarine Base Pearl Harbor on 12 April 1967.||USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Photo i.d. courtesy of John Hummel & Dave Johnston (USNR).
|200k||Stern 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.|
|227k||Inverse 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.|
|246k||Sterlet (SS-392) is a shell of her former self in dry dock, 1966.||USN photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.|
|192k||Stern & propeller guards on the Sterlet (SS-392) in dry dock, 1966.||USN photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.|
|124k||Sterlet's (SS-392) crew pose topside waiting to disembark from her final patrol in September 1968.||USN photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.|
|52k||Sterlet (SS-392), underway outside Pearl Harbor just prior to being decommissioned, 30 September 1968.||Courtesy of John Przybyla, ETC(SS) dbfer.net.
Submitted by Gary "Cowboy" McLaughlin, former crewmember, early 60's.
|22k||First of three photos of the Sterlet (SS-392), sinking by the stern after being hit as a target by Sargo (SSN-583), 31 January 1969.||Courtesy of John Przybyla, ETC(SS)/ dbfer.net.|
|21k||Second of three photos of the Sterlet (SS-392), sinking after being hit as a target by Sargo (SSN-583), 31 January 1969.||Courtesy of John Przybyla, ETC(SS)/ dbfer.net.|
|21k||Final of three photos of the Sterlet (SS-392), after being hit as a target by Sargo (SSN-583), 31 January 1969.||Courtesy of John Przybyla, ETC(SS)/ dbfer.net.|
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