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|105k||Submarine History Profiles: |
First true submarine: Holland (SS-01) in 1900.
First U.S. Diesel submarine: E-1 (SS-24) in 1911.
First Fleet boat: V-1 (SS-163) in 1922.
First GUPPY: Odax (SS-484) in 1947.
First nuclear powered submarine: Nautilus (SSN-571) in 1954.
First submarine to completely circumnavigate the earth submerged: Triton (SSRN-586) in 1959.
Latest generation of U.S. ballistic submarines: Ohio (SSBN-726), in 1980.
|USN photo courtesy of Robert Hall. Photo i.d. courtesy of David Johnston.|
|678k||Mrs. John E. Fogarty, sponsor, Rear Admiral Thomas Withers, USN, Commandant, and Miss Margaret A. Fogarty, maid of honor, at launching of Odax (SS-484) at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H. 10 April 1945.||National Archives Identifier: 12562973
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|185k||The Odax (SS-484) slides down the launching ways at Electric Boat, 10 April 1945.||Photo courtesy of Arnold M. Tapling via Gary Parker.|
|25k||Commemorative postal cover marking the Odax (SS-484) launching at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, N.H., 10 April 1945.||Courtesy of petloveshack.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.|
|282k||The Odax (SS-484) underway 12 March 1950 after her GUPPY conversion. Note the very small "sail" structure; only a single periscope was retained and no suitable snorkel was available when she was converted.||USN photo # USN 447512 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|16k||Odax (SS-484) surfaced and underway with the initial Guppy I configuration, without a snorkel, circa 1947-51, place unknown.||Photo courtesy of George M. Arnold.
Text courtesy of David Johnston
|60k||Odax (SS-484) underway with the initial Guppy I configuration, without a snorkel, circa 1947-51, place unknown.||Photo courtesy of submarinesailor.com.
Text courtesy of David Johnston
|581k||Torpedo and man both resting aboard Odax (SS-484) while under the seas off Key West, Florida, released 2 April 1949. Note, the image is curved.||Photo # 80-G-707039 now in the collections of the National Archives from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.|
|368k||Bringing the submarine in while standing on conning tower with a sharp eye looking out, Lieutenant Junior Grade John Dempster aboard Odax (SS-484) while operating off Key West, Florida, released 2 April 1949. Note, the image is curved.||Photo # 80-G-707040 now in the collections of the National Archives from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.|
|433k||Chief Quartermaster H.D. Ellis plotting course with destroyer escort on sonar and timing by watch on Odax (SS-484) released 2 April 1949. Note, the image is curved.||Photo # 80-G-707048 now in the collections of the National Archives from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.|
|689k||Odax (SS-484) cuts a wide swath through the sea, with the initial Guppy I configuration, without a snorkel, circa 1947-51.||Photo courtesy of All Hands Magazine, October 1951, submitted by Robert Hurst.
Text courtesy of David Johnston
|NR||DURING A RECENT VISIT to the Submarine Base at New London, Conn., the present commanding officer of the Key West based submarine Odax (SS-484) had a reunion with all the skippers of this ship since its commissioning in 1945. From the present top man (left to right), to the original captain, they are: Lt. Cmdr. Thomas H. Williams; Cmdr. Robert B. Satterford, Submarine School staff; Cmdr. Vincent E. Schumacher, Submarine Squadron Two staff and Cmdr. Francis D. Walker, Submarine Squadron staff.||Image and text provided by University of Florida.|
Photo from the The Key West Citizen. [volume] (Key West, Fla.) 1879-current, 09 December 1952, Image 10, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|96k||Key West Florida , 1954: Inboard Sea Poacher (SS-406), outboard Odax (SS-484), two in middle known only to God.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|261k||Does Santa slide down periscope shears?
The crews of the Threadfin (SS-410) & Odax (SS-484) wait to find out; Xmas 1959 in Charleston, S.C.
|Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
Photo i.d. courtesy of Steven Reith.
|210k||Odax (SS-484) loading mines with painted rings around them: the torpedoman should know what he is reaching for.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|51k||Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) with Amberjack (SS-522) and Odax (SS-484) along side, December 1966, Charleston, SC. The photo was taken from the cruiser destroyer pier looking north.||Courtesy of Richard Leonhardt.|
|37k||Odax (SS-484) as a Guppy II with a North Atlantic sail, circa 1964, place unknown.||Photo courtesy of George M. Arnold, text courtesy of David Johnston|
|54k||Model of the Odax (SS-484) as a Guppy II with a North Atlantic sail, circa 1964.||Photo courtesy of coldwarsubmarines.com.|
|182k||Odax (SS-484) underway in Key West, Florida, in 1964.||Courtesy of Charlie Chace.|
|36k||LCDR. Joseph Collins Smith was the commanding officer of the Odax (SS-484) from 1966 to 1968.||Photo courtesy of the James Melville Gilliss Library via Bill Gonyo.|
|125k||Forward engine room, fresh water still to left of water tight door.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|54k||Odax (SS-484) in ARD June, 1968.||Courtesy of submarinesailor.com.|
|674k||Odax (SS-484) surfacing in front of the Edward McDonnell (DE-1043) on 4 July 1970. Photo taken from the flight deck of the Wasp (CVA-18).||Courtesy of imt.net.|
|57k||The Odax (SS-484) in drydock, 1971.||Photo courtesy of Gary Parker.|
|53k||The Odax's (SS-484) bell.||Photo courtesy of Gary Parker.|
|70k||The Odax (SS-484) moored at Guantanamo, Cuba in 1971.||Photo courtesy of Gary Parker.|
|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.|
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|90k||The ex-Odax (SS-484) as the Rio De Janeiro (S-13) at her name sake.||Brazilian Navy photo by SRPM, courtesy of naval.com.br.|
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