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|599k||Launching of Sea Poacher (SS-406), 20 May 1944 at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H.||USN photo # 80-G-448574 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|18k||Commemorative launch day badge from Sea Poacher's (SS-406) launching at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 20 May 1944.||Courtesy of James A Munroe in remembrance of his father Raymond L. Munroe Sr. who worked at the yard during WW II and the Korean wars as a chauffeur.|
|14k||Commemorative postal cover marking the Sea Poacher's (SS-406) launching at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 20 May 1944.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|100k||Sea Poacher (SS-406) underway, probably during her sea trials off the New England coast, circa summer 1944.||USN / USNI photo.|
|445k||Two similiar views of Sea Poacher (SS-406) as seen from the airship ZP-11 while on sea trials & shakedown on 8 September 1944.||US National Archives photo #(80G-280027 Insert) & 80G-280028 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|45k||Oil on canvas painting by the artist John Meeks entitled "Just Fishin'...?", a US Fleet Submarine intercepts and investigates a suspected Japanese picket boat, 1944/45. |
Although her first two war patrols were unproductive, during the third, conducted in the Kuril Islands area, Sea Poacher (SS-406) torpedoed and sank a Japanese trawler and four days later, sent two fishing boats to the bottom in a surface attack.
|Photo & partial text courtesy of subart.net.|
|1.22k|| U.S. submarine leaving Midway Island on war patrol. Note other submarines at the docks, May 1945.
Returning to Midway 26 April, Hackleback (SS-295) prepared for a second patrol and on 21 May sailed. Among the submarines at Midway at the time of this photo is the Sea Poacher (SS-406). (somewhere there).
|Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Robert Morgan.
USN photo # 80-G-468353, photographed by Lieutenant Commander Horace Brisol, now in the collections of the National Archives via National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.
|332k||Three page PDF WWII history of the Sea Poacher (SS-406).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|173k||Broadside view of the Sea Poacher (SS-406) off Portsmouth N.H. on 6 May 1946.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|228k||Sea Poacher (SS-406), circa 1944-50.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|454k||Sea Poacher (SS-406) on surface run off of Key West, Florida, 1950.||USN photo # 80-G-428965 courtesy of NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|411k||Sub Rescues Disabled Airship.
A disabled airship nears the reach of Boca Chica Naval Air Station in tow by an air-sea rescue boat which took over from Sea Poacher (SS-406). The ZX-11 blimp while making a dummy attack of the submarine came in on a low attack and its propellers struck the surface of the ocean rendering it powerless. The Sea Poacher attached a cable to the blimp's mooring line and towed it to the beach. At daybreak, sailors hauled the blimp ashore to a mooring mast. Photograph released 11 July 1952.
|Photo # USN 443985, courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.|
|1.65k||Sea Poacher (SS-406) tows a disabled ZX-11 airship during a 22 hour rescue which started out as a dummy attack by the airship on a submarine. Coming in at low altitude, the blimp propellers hit the surface of the ocean rendering it powerless. The submarine, commanded by Commander William Gibbson, attached the cable to the blimp's mooring line and started towing it toward Boch Chica Naval Air Station. Closer to shore an air-sea rescue boat completed the towing job and sailors pulled the blimp ashore to a mooring mast.||Photo # USN 443980, courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.|
|96k||Key West Fla 1954: Inboard Sea Poacher (SS-406), outboard Odax (SS-484), two in middle known only to God.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|600k||Stern view of the Sea Poacher (SS-406) in Genoa Italy, June 1956.||Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.|
|232k||Sea Poacher (SS-406) in the Malta harbor on 5 November 1957.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|199k||Port side view of the Sea Poacher (SS-406), underway,in the later stage of her US life.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|158k||Bow on view of the Sea Poacher (SS-406), underway, date and place unknown.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|283k||Sea Poacher (SS-406) & Bushnell (AS-15) alongside the pier at the Naval Station Key West on 29 October 1969. Sea Poacher was leaving Key West for the last time.||Photo courtesy of Florida Keys Public Libraries, image # MM00005528x via Robert Hurst. |
Photo added 11/15/17.
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