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|291k||The Conger (SS-477) was sponsored by Mrs. Walter Christian Ploeser, wife of the Congressman from Missouri, 17 October 1944. |
Anyone who has a photo of his wife is welcome to contribute it. I have found none on the net as of this date.
|Photo courtesy of history.house.gov|
Photo added 06/17/18.
|636k||Conger (SS-477) with lookout on the periscope shears, possibly during her trials.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|532k||Broadside view of the Conger (SS-477).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|688k||The crew of the Conger (SS-477) aboard for Navy Day, 1945. The Odax (SS-484) is moored alongside.||Photo courtesy of Jamie Stott.|
|190k||Chief Petty Officers & crew of the Conger (SS-477) pose around one of the boats' two 20mm guns on Navy Day, 1945.||Photo courtesy of Jamie Stott.|
|981k||The crew of the Conger (SS-477) pose on Navy Day, 1945. Lieutenant Commander H. D. Sipple is the 6th in the first row.||Photo courtesy of Jamie Stott.|
|914k||The following 10 photo PDF show a torpedo being loaded aboard the Conger (SS-477). Two boats are alongside, one of them is the Runner (SS-476), circa 1945. In this photo the torpedo is being lifted aboard from a launch and will eventually enter the hold.||Photos courtesy of Jamie Stott.|
|164k||Cover sheet of the Conger's (SS-477) party, 20 June 1946.||Photo courtesy of Jamie Stott.|
|268k||Stern view of Crevalle (SS-291) at Balboa, C.Z. and other unidentified boats, among them the Conger (SS-477), sometime between late April - July 1946. She cruised to the Canal Zone and the Virgin Islands before being placed out of commission in reserve at New London 20 July 1946.||Photo courtesy of Jamie Stott.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
|1.31k||3 photos for the price of one showing Conger (SS-477) underway in the postwar 40's.||Photo courtesy of Steve Franklin.|
Photo added 06/17/18.
|1.39k||7 page PDF Welcome Aboard Conger (SS-477), 1947.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|779k||No. 1 & 2 tubes in the forward torpedo room of the Conger (SS-477), 1947.||Photo courtesy of Jamie Stott.|
|642k||Cotton Festival article describing visit of Conger (SS-477) to Memphis Tennessee in 1947 and subsequent story concerning the contributor's father, TM 2C Donald McAndie.||Photo courtesy of Jamie Stott.|
|242k||This photo might take place immediately before the following photo taken from the bridge area of the Conger (SS-477); several boats at berth at Cristobal, C.Z. & what looks to be from left to right are the Cutlass (SS-478), Runner (SS-476) & Amberjack (SS-522).||Photo courtesy of Jamie Stott.|
|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.|
|125k||Five boats at berth at Cristobal, C.Z., Balboa Sub Base. The Conger (SS-477) is the only identifiable boat here.||Photo courtesy of Jim Carroll and submitted by Mike Keating.|
|284k||President Harry S. Truman (center, wtih cane) during a tour of the submarine base at Key West, Florida on 28 February 1948, with Assistant Press Secretary Eben Ayers (left) and Captain Robert Dennison, Naval Aide to the President (right). Others are unidentified (as are the submarines).||Source: USN Photo # 77-1955 & text courtesy of trumanlibrary.org.|
|56k||Conger (SS-477) arrived at the Charleston S.C., shipyard on 27 August 1948. The Conger was the first submarine to be overhauled after the yard was designated a submarine overhaul yard in April, 1948.||Courtesy of Robert Hall.|
|327k||Conger (SS-477) in Havana Cuba in 1956 or 1957. Photo by Hubert Ward 1st class signalman.||Photo courtesy of William Welch.|
|86k||LCDR. Robert Henry Gautier was the commanding officer of the Conger (SS-477) from December 1957 to April 1959.||Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|176k||Conger (AGSS-477) in March 1963, in Thames river off New London CT., going out for her 12,000 dive.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|528k||Moored boat off New London at the time of the Thresher's (SSN-593) sinking. From right to left: Bream (SS-243), Hardhead (SS-365), Croaker (SSK-246) & Conger (SS-477). After this, the resolution becomes too fuzzy.||Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston, (USNR). |
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