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|578k||The Cutlass (SS-478) is drawn to the waters at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 5 November 1944.||USN photo # 80-G-448559 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|63k||A clean run boat; crew of the Cutlass (SS-478) stand for inspection at Balboa, Panama, submarine base, April 1946.||Photo courtesy of R. Storm Cilley.|
|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.|
|92k||Cutlass (SS-478) surface bow view at the Phila. Navy Yard, 26 March 1948.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|96k||Several boats docked pierside 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.|
|592k||From what can be seen and speculated from the i.d. - 1 July 1948: Cutlass (SS-478) as seen from the deck of the Catoctin (AGC-5) enroute to Pearl Harbor, territory of Hawaii.|
According to the limited DANFS info, Cutlass left the Canal Zone 6 January 1948 for local operations at Key West, then entered Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in March for overhaul and modernization. Arriving at Key West 7 February 1949 she served as test submarine for Operation "Rainbow" evaluating color schemes to enhance livability, a serious problem in new submarines with long submergence capability.
Catoctin stood out of Shanghai, China, 25 November 1945 for Norfolk, where she arrived 28 December. She served from this port as flagship for Commander Amphibious Force, Atlantic, until 18 September 1946, then underwent inactivation. On 26 February 1947, she was decommissioned at Philadelphia, and placed in service in reserve. On 30 December 1959, Catoctin was transferred to the Maritime Administration.
|USN photo # 80-G-394300 by Cdr. Edward J. Steichen, from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|1.70k||Cutlass (SS-478) and friend, circa 1948.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|111k||A fireman aboard the Cutlass (SS-478) demonstrates a reading light, 29 January 1949.|
"A bed light for every bunk is the latest thing in sub decoration. Fireman Zane Tippens, aboard the Cutlass, demonstrates how small light (in upper right corner) may be trained directly on book so one man may read while the others sleep.
|Photo courtesy of the George D. McDowell Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photographs @ digital.library.temple.edu|
|874k||Members of Sec. Defense Joint Civilian Orentation Board & members of National War College field trip on board Cutlass (SS-478) latest type GUPPY submarine at NAS Pensacola, Florida, 26 June 1951.||Photo # 80-G-428880 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|364k||Cutlass (SS-478) port side view, circa 50's with steep sail as a Guppy type.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|1.50k||Meet the new 1954 Cutlass (SS-478).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|254k||British subs visits Norfolk circa middle 1950's plus. Submarines lined up on the pier from outboard to inboard are: Cutlass (SS-478) and Sea Leopard (SS-483) with step sails. Followed by the Sealion (SS-315) & several SSR's which might be the Tigrone (SSR-419) and Burrfish (SSR-312). Both boats are in the Migraine I SSR version. If the last SSR is indeed the Burrfish, then this picture would have been taken sometime in the late spring of 1956.
The USN sailors are in dress whites (indicating the springtime changeover to whites), and the Burrfish departed Norfolk for the last time on 5 June 1956, headed for New London and decommissioning. The tender is Sierra (AD-18), which was always located at the next pier down from the sub pier.
|Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
Photo i.d. & text courtesy of David Johnston (USNR).
|385k||Stern view: Outboard Hardhead (SS-365) & inboard Cutlass (SS-478) dockside in Genoa, Italy, 1 October 1956.||Courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.|
|518k||Inboard Cutlass (SS-478) & Hardhead (SS-365) outboard, dockside in Genoa, Italy, 1 October 1956. Both boats sailed for the Mediterranean 7 September 1956 to strengthen the 6th Fleet during the Suez crisis.||Courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.
Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
|84k||Cutlass (SS-478) underway, starboard side view, circa 1960's.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|580k||Submarines at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, P.R., circa 1965. From the bottom: Trigger (SS-564), Requin (SS-481), Cutlass (SS-478); Other side of pier Tench (SS-417) and Dogfish (SS-350).||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|605k||Cutlass (SS-478) at Genoa Italy, 29 June 1968.||Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.|
|349k||Cutlass (SS-478), Trutta (SS-421), Odax (SS-484),Tirante (SS-420), Marlin (SST-2) & Mackerel (SST-1), alongside for inspection.|| Wright Langley Collection. Florida Keys Public Libraries. Photo # MM00046694x. via Robert Hurst. |
Photo added 12/21/17.
|252k||The Cutlass (SS-478) at the pier Naval Station, Key West, Florida, 1970.||Photo from the Ida Woodward Barron Collection. Florida Keys public Libraries photo # MM00008943x via Robert Hurst. |
Photo added 12/21/17.
|978k||Cutlass (SS-478) on 6 June 1972.||USN photo # NPC K-94597 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|Hai Shih (SS-791)|
|70k||The Republic of China Navy (Taiwan) invited the press to see the 60-year-old submarine Hai Shih (791) the exCutlass (SS-478) on 7th November 2005.||Photo courtesy of Yu-Lun Miao, staff reporter for the Brocasting Cooperation of China (BCC).|
|66k||Port bow view of the Hai Shih (791) on October 2006.||Photo courtesy of Perry Huang.|
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