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|473k||The Sea Robin (SS-407) slides into the Piscataqua River during her launching at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., 25 May 1944.||USN photo # 80-G-1231 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|20k||Commemorative postal cover marking the launching of the Sea Robin (SS-407), 25 May 1944.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|25k||Commemorative launch day badge from Sea Robin's (SS-407) at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., 25 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.|
|392k||The Sea Robin (SS-407) viewed by airship ZP-11 on 31 August 1944.||USN photo # 80-G-280007 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|376k||The Sea Robin (SS-407) during her initial sea trials following construction in September 1944.||USN photo # 80-G-245504 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large..|
|449k||Sea Robin (SS-407) during shakedown training off Portsmouth, N.H., 4 September 1944. She mounts a single 5"/25 caliber dual-purpose gun abaft the conning tower, with single 20-millimeter guns forward and aft of the bridge, viewed by airship ZP-11.||USN photo # 80-G-280015 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|1.12k|| Redfin (SS-272) and Sea Robin (SS-407) at Galveston during Navy Day 27 October 1945. Sea Robin was inboard of Redfin.|
Two photo PDF showing the fairwater of Sea Robin showing her forward and aft 40mm guns. At this time, Sea Robin was a "gunboat" with forward and aft 5/25 and 40mm guns.
|Original photos and material donated by Roanne DeShon, step-daughter of RT1 Ralph E. Hoeper who service aboard Redfin (SS-272) from 8/31/43 to 12/15/45, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|13k||Post war portside view of the Sea Robin (SS-407), circa 1946.||Courtesy of George M. Arnold.|
|880k||Peacetime assignment brought Sea Robin (SS-407) to Submarine Squadron (SubRon) 6 based at Balboa, Canal Zone.|
She is seen here underway on 5 May 1947.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo # USN 701352 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|168k||Probable immediate post war photo of the Sea Robin (SS-407) underway. |
On 15 May 1947, the submarine commenced a one and one-half month simulated war patrol in which she circumnavigated the South American continent and became the first submarine to round Cape Horn.
|USN photo courtesy of David Buell.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
|43k||Sea Robin (SS-407) entering Toulon, France during their 1950 Med trip.|| Courtesy of Erminio Bagnasco book, "Submarines of WW II", submitted by Aryeh Wetherhorn.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Paul Roggemann.
|387k||Med cruise summer in 1950 Naples Harbor: Sea Leopard (SS-483), Torsk (SS-423), and Sea Robin (SS-407).||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|2.20k||The destroyer tender Yellowstone (AD-27) at Augusta Bay, Sicily, May - October 1950. |
Ships alongside to starboard; Sea Robin (SS-407), Torsk (SS-423), Sea Leopard (SS-483), Burrfish (SS-312).
To port; John R Pierce (DD-753), Barton (DD-722), Shea (DM-30), and in the background Bauer (DM-26).
|US National Archives photo # 80-G-428712, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|305k|| Secretary of the Navy D. A. Kimball (Stetson over heart during ceremony) and party during a photo op held dockside prior to their boarding the Flying Fish (SS-229).
The Sea Robin (SS-407) & Grouper (SS-214) are in the background.
|Photographer: Peter Stackpole, courtesy of time.com. via Bill Gonyo & Life.|
|43k||Sea Robin (SS-407), surfaced and underway off Long Island Sound in 1952.||Courtesy of George M. Arnold.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Paul Roggemann.
|388k||VADM Lando William Zech, Jr. was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1941. At Annapolis, he played varsity baseball and basketball. In his senior year, he captained the baseball team. Admiral Zech served 39 years in the Navy after his graduation from the Naval Academy in 1944 with the World War II Class of 1945. His first assignment was to the destroyer John D. Henley (DD-553) in the western Pacific where he participated in the second battle for the Philippines, the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns and on picket station duty off the coast of Japan during the last days of the war. After the war and a second destroyer tour on the Henry W. Tucker (DD-875), Admiral Zech volunteered for submarine duty and subsequently commanded four submarines, Sea Robin (SS-407) [January 1956 to November 1956], Albacore (AGSS-569) [15 January 1957 to 15 January 1958], and after nuclear power training, Nautilus (SSN-571) [22 June 1959 to 20 April 1962] and John Adams (SSBN-620) [12 May 1964 to 2 March 1965]. He later commanded the guided missile cruiser Springfield (CLG-7) [12 July 1968 to 9 February 1970]. Upon his selection to flag rank, he served as Commandant of the Thirteenth Naval District in Seattle, WA, the Chief of Naval Technical Training in Memphis, TN and as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan in Yokosuka. After his selection to Vice Admiral he served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel and Training and Chief of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C. He retired from the Navy in 1983.||USN photo & text courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|226k|| Busy piers at lower base in Groton shows a few SSKs, 1957.
From left to right, unidentifed sub,
Sea Owl (SS-405),
& Sea Robin (SS-407), & Piper (SS-409).
The rest of the subs are too far away for positive identification.
|Text courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR). Photo i.d. courtesy of Mike Brood.
USN photo courtesy of Submarine Force Library, courtesy of Ken Hart.
|74k||Sait Kucuk is backdroped from the deck of the ex-Boarfish (SS-327), now the Turkish Sakarya (S-332) at New London, Conn. 10 December 1962. Diablo (AGSS-479) & Sea Robin (SS-407) are in the background.||Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Sait Kucuk, CPOS (Retired),Turkish Navy.|
|87k||1960's photo of Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) with submarines alongside: Triton (SSRN-586), Sea Robin (SS-407), unknown SSK and Becuna (SS-319).||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|33k||Sea Robin (SS-407) after conversion to Guppy IA submarine from the early 1960's.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired). Photo i.d. courtesy of Paul Roggemann.|
|102k||Most likely taken in 1964 when the Sea Robin (SS-407) was awarded the Battle "E". The sonar dome was removed in 1965 at Portsmouth.||Courtesy of George M. Arnold. Photo i.d. courtesy of Paul Roggemann.|
|47k||View of the open bow torpedo shutter doors and slightly upwards bow planes during Sea Robin's (SS-407) overhaul at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 1967-68.||Courtesy of Paul McNerney via ss-407.net. Photo i.d. courtesy of Paul Roggemann.|
|186k||Sea Robin (SS-407) leaving Nlon CT. in the 60's.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|202k||Port side bow view of the Sea Robin (SS-407) in August 1968 on the Northern Atlantic coast.||Copyrighted and photographed by Eugene R. Schaafsma, submitted by Christopher J. Miller.|
|49k||From left to right, Sea Robin (SS-407), Tusk (SS-426), Sea Owl (SS-405), Sablefish (SS-303), Halfbeak (SS-352), Blenny (SS-324) & Becuna (SS-319) at New London CT., in 1968 during change of command.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|749k||Decommissioning ceremony of the Sea Robin (SS-407), 1 October 1970.||Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory)|
|250k||The sad ending of two more proud ladies Sea Owl (SS-405) & Sea Robin (SS-407) on the Delaware River, headed for scrap at the American Marine Salvage, Bordentown, N.J.||Photo courtesy of Jack Lefferts via ss-407.net.|
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