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|882k||Crewmen of the submarine stand ready during commissioning ceremonies at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME. 17 August 1968. The Dolphin (AGSS-555), a new breed of submarinein the US Navy, is an experimental craft which the navy says can submerge deeper than any other known submarine....||United Press International Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.|
|208k||Mrs. Daniel Inouye, wife of the senator from Hawaii, christening Dolphin (AGSS-555).||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|120k||Stern view of the Dolphin (AGSS-555) on the launching skids moments before she starts her slide into the waters at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., on 6 August 1968.||USN photo courtesy of St. Marys Submarine Museum, submitted by Thomas Denton, Submarine Art|
|95k||LCdr J.R. McDonnell waves from the Dolphin's (AGSS-555) conning tower as she begins to enter bow first at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, ME., on 6 August 1968.||USN photo courtesy of St. Marys Submarine Museum, submitted by Thomas Denton, Submarine Art|
|91k||The Dolphin (AGSS-555) is now at the end of the launching ways entering the waters with her launching skid almost completley submerged.||USN photo courtesy of St. Marys Submarine Museum, submitted by Thomas Denton, Submarine Art|
|113k||The Dolphin (AGSS-555) is now waterborne on the Piscataqua River, Kittery, ME.||USN photo courtesy of St. Marys Submarine Museum, submitted by Thomas Denton, Submarine Art|
|845k||Surfaced Dolphin (AGSS-555) on 7 October 1969.||USN photo # NPC K-77758 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|3.75m||Five page PDF of the Dolphin's (AGSS-555) life dating from 1971 to 2002.||Navy Photo # 211104-10-85 NS, courtesy of Darryl Baker.|
|29k||Postmarked Mare Island Naval Shipyard dated 21 October 1971 of the Dolphin (AGSS-555) with a special Machine cancellation honoring MIA-POW's from RVN era.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|2.79k||Five page PDF of the 1973 Welcome Aboard pamphlet for the Dolphin (AGSS-555).||Navy Photo # 211104-10-85 NS, courtesy of Darryl Baker.|
|335k||A starboard bow view of the research submarine Dolphin (AGSS-555) underway on 30 July 1974.||Official USN photo photo # DN-SC-85-01908 by PH1 Smith, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.|
|35k||Capt. Edward L. Hasell - former Commanding Officer of the Dolphin (AGSS-555).||USN photo photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|1.40k||Dolphin (AGSS-555) about ready to depart Mare Island after a short availability on 25 April 1980.||A Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.|
|50k||Dolphin (AGSS-555) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, on her way out for sea trials after completion of work accomplished at Mare Island in 1983 or 1984.||USN photo courtesy of Jim Richardson.|
|846k||View of the welcoming ceremonies for Dolphin (AGSS-555) at Mare Island in June 1985. The tug Pushmataha (YTB-830) has joined in the ceremony.||Navy Photo # 209129-6-85, courtesy of Darryl Baker.|
|499k||The Dolphin (AGSS-555) is docked in an old AFDL that the shipyard rented for her overhaul in October 1985. To the right of Dolphin is the yard's dry dock #4 where the new extended hull section for Parche (SSN-683) is under construction.
Dolphin is in the tan colored floating dry dock berth to center left. Parche's hull section is in dry dock #4 under all those metal roofs under the three large dock cranes (two green and one yellow).
You can't see the hull section - it was a classified project.
|Navy Photo # 211104-10-85 NS, courtesy of Darryl Baker.|
|48k||An Oil on Masonite painting by the artist John Charles Roach, entitled "Ballast Point, San Diego", depicts sub base with subs and tenders at the pier in San Diego during mid 1986.
The tenders were possibly the:
McKee (AS-42) for Subron 7:|
Dixon (AS-37) for Subron 3:
Among the subs were the:
Gurnard (SSN-662) :
William H. Bates (SSN-680):
La Jolla (SSN-701):
Portsmouth (SSN-707) &
Salt Lake City (SSN-716).
|Ballast Point, San Diego
John Charles Roach 1986.5
Oil on Masonite, 1986, courtesy of the USNHC, # 88-163-CR.
Text contributed by OMC J. Reid Pallady USNR-RET & QM2(SS) David Johnston, USNR.
|96k||The Dolphin (AGSS-555) underway early in her career before her 1993 overhaul.||USN photo courtesy of St. Marys Submarine Museum, submitted by Thomas Denton, Submarine Art
|217k||The Dolphin (AGSS-555) in drydock, probably undergoing her overhaul in 1993.||USN photo courtesy of St. Marys Submarine Museum, submitted by Thomas Denton, Submarine Art
|61k||Crew of the Dolphin (AGSS-555) at NOSC, now Spawar System Center San Diego sometime in 1994 on her return to San Diego. She had just finished up an overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, MINSY. She is getting ready to moor starboard side to pier 160A. In the back ground you can see a large ship, probably an AO, AOE or AFS, tied up to the fuel pier just south of NOSC. On the left side you see a barge with a building on it. This is part of the bait barge layout near Subase Point Loma.||USN photo courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists. Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Joel Staggs, ETCM(SS) (Ret).|
|177k||Dolphin (AGSS-555) with bow pumped out and positive trim for Hemi-head exam - January 1995.||Photo courtesy of Marc Couture and Arnold A. Putnam.|
|73k||Publicity photo to good to pass up from one species to another: Dolphin (AGSS-555) underway, with an accompanying member of the species, circa 1990's?||Official USN photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.|
|275k||The Oceanographic Research Motor Vessel WM. A. McGAW arrives with crew members from the US Navy diesel research Submarine Dolphin (AGSS-555) on 22 May 2002, at the Submarine Base Point Loma. The crew members were rescued from their submarine, after reporting fire and flooding.||Official USN photo photo # DN-SD-04-09744 by PH2 Erin A. Zocco, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|92k||A line stretches from the bow of the diesel-powered auxiliary research submarine Dolphin (AGSS-555) as it is towed by a tug to port following a fire and flooding approximately 100 miles off the coast of San Diego late Tuesday evening. All 43 crew members were evacuated safely with only a few minor injuries.||USN photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael D. Kennedy, photo # N-5067K-004, CHINFO Chief of Naval Information.|
|353k||The auxiliary research submarine Dolphin (AGSS-555) reported fire and flooding at 11:30 PM (PDT) Tuesday, May 21st. The entire crew was forced to evacuate the ship. The Dolphin was operating approximately 100 miles off the coast of San Diego.||USN photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael D. Kennedy, photo # N-0000X-001, CHINFO Chief of Naval Information.|
|87k||On November 2003, the Dolphin (AGSS-555) celebrated its 35th year in service with a small ceremony held on Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA.||USN photo courtesy of JOC (SCW) Robert Feinberg, COMSUBPAC REP WEST COAST.|
|520k||A Sailor assigned to the deep submergence vehicle Dolphin (AGSS-555), hoists the Commanding Officers pennant during a change of command ceremony at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego 18 November 2005. Dolphin was commissioned on 17 August 1968 and serves as the Navy's deep diving submarine and scientific test platform. It is assigned to Submarine Development Squadron Five in San Diego.||USN photo # N-3714J-068 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Erika N. Jones, courtesy of navy.news.mil.|
|248k||Cmdr. Andrew C. Wilder relieves Cmdr. Edward L. Hasell as Commanding Officer, Dolphin (AGSS-555) during a change of command ceremony at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.||USN photo # N-3714J-067 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Erika N. Jones, courtesy of navy.news.mil.|
|236k||Chief petty officers assigned to the deep submergence vehicle Dolphin (AGSS-555), celebrate their change of command ceremony at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.||USN photo # N-3714J-059 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Erika N. Jones, courtesy of navy.news.mil.|
|375k||Executive Officer, Dolphin (AGSS-555), Lt. Cmdr. John Vlattas, relays the status of a simulated class alpha fire during a fire drill, 15 December 2005.||USN photo # N-3532C-001 by Journalist Seaman Joseph Caballero, courtesy of navy.news.mil.|
|247k||Dolphin's (AGSS-555) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Andrew Wilde, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Mark Mundwiller, and Electrician's Mate 1st Class David Carlisle, man the bridge as the Navy's only diesel-electric submarine pulls into her homeport at Naval Space and Warfare Systems Command in San Diego on 14 July 2006. The exercises were the first for Dolphin following shipyard availability.||USN photo # N-4281P-146 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Woody Paschall, courtesy of navy.news.mil.|
|253k||Crew lining the Dolphin's (AGSS-555) deck for deactivation, 22 September 2006.||Navy Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|33.0k||Thirty one page PDF Inactivation pamphlet of the Dolphin (AGSS-555), 22 September 2006.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|339k||Dolphin (AGSS-555) docked next to the Berkeley ferry boat at the San Diego Maritime Museum in 2010.||Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.|
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