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NavSource Online: Submarine Photo Archive


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T-2 (SST-2) / Marlin (SST-2)


T-1 Class Submarine: Laid down, 1 May 1952, at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT; Launched, 14 October 1953; Commissioned, USS T-2 (SST-2), 20 November 1953; Renamed USS Marlin (SST-2), 15 July 1956; Decommissioned, and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 31 January 1973, at Naval Station Key West FL.; Final Disposition, assigned as a museum ship, 20 August 1974, at Omaha, Nebraska.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 303 t., Submerged: 347 t.; Length 131' 3"; Beam 13' 7"; Draft 12' 2" (mean); Speed, Surfaced 10 kts, Submerged 10.5 kts; Complement 18; Armament, one 21" torpedo tube; Propulsion, diesel-electric, single screw.
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Marlin77kMarlin (SST-2) slides down the launching ways at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT;, 14 October 1953. Photo courtesy of Bill Lee.
Marlin 511k Marlin (SST-2), bow view, at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 27 November 1953. US National Archives photo # 80-G-199162, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Photo added 04/08/12.
Marlin 479k Marlin (SST-2), quarter view, at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 27 November 1953. US National Archives photo # 80-G-199163, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.
Photo added 04/08/12.
Dogfish, T1 & T236kThe Dogfish (SS-350) with T-1 (SST-1) inboard & Marlin (SST-2) outboard, circa post 1953.USN photo courtesy of Electric Boat / ussdogfish.com.
Marlin183kSubmarine races featuring the Marlin (SST-2) & the accompanying Medregal (SS-480) off her port bow, circa mid 1950's. Contributed by John Hummel.
Marlin286kMarlin (SST-2), underway, circa 1955.US Navy photo from Jane's Fighting Ships, 1956-57 submitted by Robert Hurst.
Marlin120kMarlin (SST-2), taken somewhere along the east coast of Florida during the late 1950's or early 1960's. Courtesy of Kenneth J. Lusk.
Marlin216kMarlin (SST-2) at Key West. FL. Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
Marlin136kPort side view of the Marlin (SST-2) off Key West, 16 August 1962. US Navy photo courtesy of St. Marys Submarine Museum, submitted by Thomas Denton, Submarine Art, www.submarineart.com
Mackerel70k Squadron 12, Key West Fla, in Mid 60's: Marlin (SST-2) and Mackerel (SST-1).
Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
Marlin216kThe Marlin (SST-2), the T-1 and the Quillback (SS-424) at the pier at the Naval Station Key West in March 1973. Photo from the Ida Woodward Baron Collection in the Florida Keys Public Library via flickr.com courtesy of Steven Gower..
Marlin60kMarlin (SST-2), on permanant display at Freedom Park, Omaha, NE., July 1994.Photo by Dave Johnston.
Marlin50kMarlin (SST-2), on permanant display at Freedom Park, Omaha, NE., July 1994.Photo by Dave Johnston.
Marlin614kSailors from Strategic Command and Navy Operational Support Center, Omaha prepare the surface of the T-1 class submarine Marlin (SST-2), for painting at the U.S. Naval Museum in Freedom Park on 25 August 2009. The community service project was part of Omaha Navy Week. Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in cities that do not have a significant Navy presence. U.S. Navy photo # N-3867C-004 by Lieutenant Amy Carmickle, courtesy navy.news.mil via Bill Gonyo.

View the T-2 / Marlin (SST-2)
DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Freedom Park in Omaha, NE.

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