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|28k||Tinca Tinca tench.||Courtesy of fishbase.org.|
|49k||Commemorative launching tag of the Tench (SS-417) at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., 7 July 1944.||Photo courtesy of Ron Toth, Jr. via Tom Kermen.|
|143k||Invitation to the commissioning party of the Tench (SS-417) on 4 October 1944.||PDF courtesy of Ron Reeves.
PDF added 07/12/12.
|174k||A measure of Tench (SS-417) in her original configuration.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|268k||Tench (SS-417) sports her WW II battleflag in harbor.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|258k||Three dimensional cutaway of the Tench (SS-417).||Photo courtesy of unlimiteddetails.com|
|137k||Tench (SS-417) cutaway.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|31k||Rear Admiral William Bernard “Barney” Sieglaff was a member of the Naval Academy graduating class of 1931 with a degree in Engineering. He also received a Master’s Degree from MIT in Naval Engineering prior to the war. On submarines during WWII he was the commanding officer of the Tautog (SS-199) from 28 November 1942 to 8 April 1944 and the Tench (SS-417) from 6 October 1944 to March 1945. His record in the Pacific gained him two Navy Crosses, three Silver Stars, and two Legions of Merit.||USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|97k||Postcard cover dated 18 January 1951 signed by Lady Bird Johnson, sponsor (LBJ was at that time a congressman from Texas), and Cdr. William B. Sieglaff, USN, Tench's (SS-417) first commanding officer.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|49k||Oil on canvas by the artist Jim Christley entitled "Night Run" shows a Guppy submarine similar to the Tench (SS-417). |
The deck was cleared of protrusions such as antenna supports and deck guns. The bow and superstructure were smoothed and a fairing built around the bridge and the support structure for the antennas and periscopes. A snorkel system was added to allow the boat to run on its diesel engines while submerged. Most of the time, however, the boats transited on the surface where their speed could be used to advantage.
|Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.|
|1.67k||PDF History & Welcome Aboard the Tench (SS-417).||PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|93k||Tench's (SS-417) control room, 1953.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.|
|46k||Tench (SS-417) underway after her GUPPY IA rebuild. ||US Navy photo courtesy of George M. Arnold.|
|54k||Tench (SS-417) underway, stern view.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.|
|269k||A cold weather Tench (SS-417) and crew.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|319k||Tench (SS-417) with the Newport News (CA-148) before 1962.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|31k||Tench (SS-417) on her way to the Arctic Circle, 1960.||USN photo courtesy of Arctic Submarine Laboratory.|
|24k||Blenny (SS-324), in between the Tench (SS-417) (alongside pier)and Becuna (SS-319) at the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Boats are in for de-commissioning, 7 November 1969. |
This photo was taken at Pier "D" in the back channel of PNSY probably about the same time they are being prepared to be put on the marine railway which is on the left & out of the picture to be closed up.
|Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired. Text I.d. submitted by Ron Reeves, HTC, USNR (ret.)|
|144k||Becuna (SS-319), in drydock with the Tench (SS-417) in Phila., 1970. |
The Paint Shop X-71, and the Riggers X-72 are getting the boats ready for sandblasting in Drydock # 1. The sailors you see are from the INACSHIPS doing guard duty. You'll note the DH shelters forward of the conning towers painted yellow.
| Text I.d. submitted by Ron Reeves, HTC, USNR (ret.)
Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.
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