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|62k||Runner (SS-476), underway, March 1945.||USN photo, Image from "U.S. Warships of World War Two", courtesy of Mike Green.|
|135k||After shakedown and preliminary training off the Atlantic coast, Runner (SS-476) departed New London 5 April 1945, and arrived at Pearl Harbor 21 May 1945, after intensive training at Key West and Balboa. Her first war patrol was off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, where her primary mission was to scout for the presence of defensive minefields guarding the Japanese home islands. On 10 July while on patrol in the Sea of Japan, she intercepted two worthwhile targets, a tanker and a minesweeper. The tanker and her two escorts escaped the spread of torpedoes fired at them, but the minesweeper W-27, was splintered by three of Runner's torpedoes.||Text courtesy of DANFS.|
Photo courtesy of combinedfleet.com.
|538k||Runner (SS-476), one of the last submarines to go on patrol before the surrender of Japan, shown here anchored off Guam, Marianas Islands, 12 August 1945. |
Capt. E.W. Grenfell, USN, coming aboard.
|USN photo # 80-G-1156 by Lt. Dewey Wrigley, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|559k||Runner (SS-476), one of the last submarines to go on patrol before the surrender of Japan, shown here anchored off Guam, Marianas Islands, 12 August 1945.|
L to R: Captain E.B. McKinney, USN, & Capt. E.W. Grenfell.
Captain E.B. McKinney, USN, coming aboard.
|USN photo # 80-G-1157 by Lt. Dewey Wrigley, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|34k||Runner (SS-476), in August 1945 wearing Ms 32/9SS camouflage scheme.||Courtesy of The Floating Drydock, "Fleet Subs of WW II", by Thomas F. Walkowiak.|
|95k|| Proteus (AS-19) with submarines of Submarine Squadron 20 alongside in Tokyo Bay, on VJ-Day, 2 September 1945.
Names of the submarines present, their commanding officers and the commanding officers of SubRon20 and Proteus (AS-19) are printed at the bottom of the image:
Sea Cat (SS-399),
||USN photo # NH 95019, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Courtesy of Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN(Retired), 1979.|
|125k||Several boats at berth at Cristobal, C.Z. Among the boats known to be based there in 1946-47, and what looks to be from left to right are the Conger (SS-477), Cutlass (SS-478), Runner (SS-476) & Amberjack (SS-522).||Photo courtesy of Jim Carroll and submitted by Mike Keating.|
|96k||Several boats docked pier-side in 1948. From inboard to outboard:
Sennet (SS-408), Runner (SS-476), possibly the Cutlass (SS-478) inboard from the Sea Cat (SS-399).
|Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|13k||Commemorative postal cover of the Runner (SS-476) with the boat's patch, 1957.||Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|249k||Running Runner (SS-476) with a rear deck gun, circa post 1952.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo # 45-46, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|69k||Runner (SS-476), 1 August 1960 where she operated with the fleet along the Atlantic coast for the next 3 years.
||USN photo courtesy of Joe Radigan.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
|183k||Runner (SS-476), underway, port-side view, as a Regulus missile guidance submarine, circa 1961.||Official USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|760k||From R to L: Sealion (SS-315), Argonaut (SS-475), Requin (SS-481), Runner (SS-476) & Redfin (SS-272).|
Orion (AS-18) is on the other side of the pier together with other boats, end of year holidays in 1966.
Behind these five boats are four more Guppy diesel boats, and behind them at the end of the pier is a Skipjack class SSN moored next to the big nuclear boat Triton (SSN-586), formerly SSRN, and the flagship of the Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet (SUBLANT). On the other side of the pier from Triton is another Skipjack class SSN and directly behind the tender are three more diesel Guppies.
|Text I.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)|
Photo courtesy of Richard Simpson via Authur Rebman IC1(SS).
|44k||Redfin (SS-272) inboard of Runner (SS-476), Requin (SS-481) and Argonaut (SS-475) with other subs of SubRon 6, circa mid-late 1960's, at Norfolk pier #22 D&S.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.|
|146k||On 25 January 1969, Runner (SS-476) was decommissioned at the Boston Naval Shipyard, and towed to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, where she was redesignated AGSS 476 and served as a Naval Reserve Training vessel until stricken from the Navy list 15 December 1971.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
AP Wire photo courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).
|70k||Runner (SS-476), docked at Great Lakes Naval Training Station.||Courtesy of Joe Radigan.|
|433k||The year 1968 commenced with Runner (SS-476) providing services for UDT school at Little Creek, Va., and ASW training off the east coast. On 4 April 1968, Runner departed on her last Mediterranean deployment. She returned to Norfolk 31 July having visited ports in Spain and Portugal, and participating in NATO Exercise Dawn Patrol.|
Runner is pictured at Genoa, Italy, on 29 June 1968.
|Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.|
|75k||The Runner (SS-476) is stuck in traffic at the Chicago Naval Armory.||Photo courtesy of Ray "Olgoat" Stone from submarinesailor.com.|
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