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|618k||Sea Leopard (SS-483) was sponsored by Hon. Margaret Chase Smith, United States Congresswoman from Maine. Photo dated 1943. The only sponsor photos I can find is that of her sponsoring legislation.||Photo courtesy of wikimedia.org.
Photo added 04/06/15.
|237k||The top of the poppet & packing of Sea Leopard's (SS-483) construction is just visible under her flag draped bow as she slides into the water at the end of the launching ways at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., 2 March 1945.||USN photo courtesy of Dan Hecker & sealeopard.com.|
|246k||Starboard side view of the launching of the Sea Leopard (SS-483) at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., 2 March 1945.||USN photo courtesy of Dan Hecker & sealeopard.com.|
|144k||Commemorative launch tag on the occasion of Sea Leopard's (SS-483) launching at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., 2 March 1945.||Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|64k||Lookouts in the Sea Leopard's (SS-483) periscope shears scan the horizon while the boat is underway, probably off the Florida coast, 1946. She was based out of Key West, Fla., and she remained in Florida waters through 1946 providing services to the Antisubmarine Development Force.||USN photo courtesy of geocities.com.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
|91k||Sea Leopard's (SS-483) main 5"/25 deck gun as it appeared when she was based out of Key West, Fla. 1946.||USN photo courtesy of Ed Schuele & sealeopard.com.|
|525k||President Harry S. Truman at a ceremony aboard U-2513 on 5 December 1947.
The submarines Sea Leopard (SS-483) and what looks to be the Requin (SS-481) are moored alongside as well as their unidentified tender.
|Source: USN Photos # 59-1330-3 & 59-1330-1 (insert) courtesy of trumanlibrary.org.|
Photos added 04/06/15.
|148k||Admiral Robert L. J. Long commanded the Sea Leopard (SS-483), a diesel-powered submarine, the Patrick Henry (SSN-599) and the Casimir Pulaski (SSN-633), nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines.||Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|477k||Sea Leopard (SS-483) at Key West, Florida in 1948.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|1.60k||Aerial view of Sea Leopard (SS-483) "off the bow", PNS 9/3/48.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|113k||Sea Leopard (SS-483) underway on 30 May 1950. During February and March 1950, the Sea Leopard participated in maneuvers in the Caribbean. From August through November, she joined the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean, visiting ports of Italy, France, and Sicily, before returning home.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo # USN 415945, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
|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.|
|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 # 80g 428712, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert..|
|336k||1953 vintage Sea Leopard (SS-483).||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, (USN) retired.|
|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).|
|774k||Sea Leopard (SS-483) in Genoa Italy, June 1956.||Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.|
|387k||Key West sub base.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|1.56k||Eight page Welcome Aboard PDF of the Sea Leopard (SS-483).||Photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|188k||Sea Leopard (SS-483) inboard & the Entemedor (SS-340) in Monaco, April 1957.||Courtesy of Chuck Jensen.|
|447k||SEa LEopard (SS-483) with one capital E.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|605k||Sea Leopard (SS-483) starboard view underway, 8 June 1970 leaving Philadelphia Naval Shipyard after entering on 17 January 1970 for a six-month overhaul.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
|651k||Decommissioning of Sea Leopard (SS-483), and transfer to the Brazilian Navy.||From the Key West Citizen, 29 March 1973. Courtesy of Mike Keating.|
|42k||A Brazilian Navy UH-12 Esquilo N-7051 helicopter flies over the exSea Leopard (SS-483), now the Brazilian Bahia (S-12) sometime circa 1973-93.||Brazilian Navy photo by SDM, courtesy of naviosdeguerrabrasileiros.hpg.ig.com.br, & submitted by Valdo Novaes.|
|57k||The exSea Leopard (SS-483), now the Brazilian Bahia (S-12) in drydock DFlt Afonso Pena - G 25 in 1986.||Brazilian Navy photo by Mario R. V. Carneiro/Segurança & Defes, courtesy of naviosdeguerrabrasileiros.hpg.ig.com.br, & submitted by Valdo Novaes.|
|20k||The sail of the exSea Leopard (SS-483), now the Brazilian Bahia (S-12) on display at the Museu Nacional do Mar em, (National Maritime Museum) at São Francisco do Sul, circa 1993 plus.||Brazilian Navy photo by Luis Carlos de Oliveira, courtesy of naviosdeguerrabrasileiros.hpg.ig.com.br. & submitted by Valdo Novaes.|
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