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|54k||Orange Striped Trigger fish (Balistapus undulatus).||Photo courtesy of ukdivers.net.|
|324k||Water from above is soon to surround the Trigger (SS-564) from below as she is launched in the rain on June, 1951 at Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT.||Photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.|
|2.90k||Two Page PDF article by Capt. Ned Beach of a New London, Conn 1951 newspaper article entitled "The Story behind the story of submarine Trigger (SS-564).||Courtesy of Rick Connole, son of Commander David R. Connole, K.I.A. while commanding the Trigger (SS-237), lost with the entire crew of 89 on 28 March 1945.|
|2.54k||Nine Page PDF article by Capt. Ned Beach on the construction of the new Trigger (SS-564) and memories of the old Trigger (SS-237). Article appeared in the September 1951 edition of Argosy Magazine.||Courtesy of Rick Connole, son of Commander David R. Connole, K.I.A. while commanding the Trigger (SS-237), lost with the entire crew of 89 on 28 March 1945.|
|596k||Welcome Aboard PDF for the Trigger (SS-564), 31 March 1952.||Courtesy of Rick Connole, son of Commander David R. Connole, K.I.A. while commanding the Trigger (SS-237), lost with the entire crew of 89 on 28 March 1945.|
|1.00k||PDF article about Trigger (SS-564), construction & launching.|
|210k||Commissioning portrait for Trigger (SS-564), presented by sponsor Vida Connole Benson to Cdr Ned Beach, with Vida's son Rick Connole, 31 March 1952, depicting new Trigger surfacing and the former Trigger (SS-237) in the heavens.|
|120k||Oil painting of the Trigger (SS-564), being presented by sponsor Vida Connole Benson to Cdr. Ned Beach, with Vida's son Rick Connole, 31 March 1952.|
|231k||2 April 1952 front cover of the newspaper Dolphin with the commissioning portrait for Trigger (SS-564), being presented by sponsor Vida Connole Benson to Cdr Ned Beach, with Vida's husband Captain Roy Benson and son Rick Connole, 1952.|
|26k||Following shakedown training off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Trigger (SS-564) returned to her home port, New London, and participated in local operations for the remainder of 1952.||Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
|71k||CDR. James F. Calvert was the commanding officer of the Trigger (SS-564) from 1952 to 1954.||USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|103k||Trigger (SS-564) in San Juan Puerto Rico. Photo taken by Jack Quigley (Sonar man - SO) somewhere between 1956-59.||Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|44k||Between 17 August & 15 September 1957, the Trigger (SS-564) joined Nautilus (SSN-571) and proceeded to the Arctic. She spent 10 days at the ice pack in the north Greenland Sea and made several short trips under the ice pack.||USN photo courtesy of Arctic Submarine Laboratory.
Text courtesy of DANFS.
|44k||Trigger (SS-564) photo Xmas card, circa 1961-64.||Photo courtesy of James Cooley.|
|90k||Trigger (SS-564) in drydock, 1961.||Photo courtesy of Francis Koslouski, an EN who served aboard Trigger from 1959-62, courtesy of James Cooley.|
|1.10k||Trigger (SS-564) at Genoa, Italy on 13 May 1962.||Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.|
|39k||22 June 1962 photo of the Trigger (SS-564) coming into the harbor at Naples, Italy. We came in on our elec motors with the diesel engines shutdown. The Captain wanted to make any spies think we were a nuke boat.||Text & photo courtesy of James Cooley.|
|268k||Thornback (SS-418) & Trigger (SS-564) share a pier side time in October 1962.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
||90k||This photo was one that was given to crew-members to put in a Trigger (SS-564) photo Xmas card, circa 1961-64. ||Photo courtesy of James Cooley.
||1960's meets the Cubera (SS-347), Trigger (SS-564) & Trumpetfish (SS-425) in Charleston, S.C.
||Photo by Richard Nilsson and submitted courtesy of John Hummel.
||Mixed bag of boats from different bases moored together possibly at the Key West Naval Base or at Roosevelt Roads, P.R.
From left to right & front to back: From New London with the eight ball plaque of subron 8; Blenny (SS-324); from Key West with the subron 12 plaque: Grenadier (SS-525); from Norfolk with the subron 6 plaque; Carp (SS-338) & again from Key West; the Balao (SS-285) tied up to the pier. Behind them and from Charleston with subron 4 is the Trigger (SS-564) and an unidentified boat.
Grenadier received her high sail in an overhaul in 1961-62. I found a picture of Blenny that showed her with a high sail that was dated 18 Apr 1966. All of the boats in the photo were known to have been based in, or operating out of, Key West in the period of 1962-1966. Therefore, I can reliably conclude that this photo was taken between 1962 and 1966.
Grenadier and Balao (SS-285) participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis blockade in October, 1962. In November, Grenadier was one of several ships that participated in a maritime rights show of force exercise off Cuba. It is conceivable that these other boats were dispatched to the area as backup in case this exercise went south. So it's possible that this photo was taken during late 1962 during the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
|Photo by Tim "T-Spoon" Spoon & submitted by John Hummel.
Text I.d. courtesy of John Hummel, Mike Keating & Dave Johnston.
|222k||The Tangs (SS-563/68) were the first U.S. post war designed attack submarines. Trigger (SS-564) is shown here in May 1967, with a somewhat modified sail but without PUFFS. Only Wahoo (SS-565), Gudgeon (SS-567), & Harder (SS-568) were refitted with PUFFS passive ranging sonar (as was the very similar Darter (SS-576).) ||Photo & text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Since 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman & James L. Christley. Naval Institute Press.
||90k||Trigger (SS-564) behind a replica of the Civil War Confederate Navy submarine Hunley at Pier November in Charleston, SC in 1968. Taken from the bridge of the Chivo (SS-341). In the distance at pier Lima there appears to be other subs and possibly the tender Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16).
||Photo courtesy of Mike Cappucci.
||142k||Trigger (SS-564) circa 1971 up around The Puget Sound area of Northern Washington State or Southern Vancouver Island during the Mark 48 Torpedo test and evaluation trials.
||Photo courtesy of TM R. J. Hansen (Retired LCDR) provided by atule.com.
||748k||View of Trigger's (SS-564) periscopes on the attack of one of the targets at Nanaimo, BC taken by pilot of observation plane/helicopter. ||US Navy photo courtesy of RM3(SS) Tom Boyer, 1971-1973 via Rick Connole, son of Commander David R. Connole, K.I.A. while commanding the Trigger (SS-237), lost with the entire crew of 89 on 28 March 1945.
||340k||Trigger (SS-564) in an undated photo at San Diego. ||US Navy photo courtesy of Rick Connole, son of Commander David R. Connole, K.I.A. while commanding the Trigger (SS-237), lost with the entire crew of 89 on 28 March 1945.
Photo added 02/27/13.
|196k||The Trigger (SS-564) expends the Whitehurst (DE-634) as a target on 28 April 1971.||US Navy photo by RM3(SS) Tom Boyer, 1971-1973, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||56k||Three ships align the Trigger's (SS-564) sail in this 1971 photo at NSB Bangor, WA. I believe the guy on the bridge is Henry Petrino.|
The three target ships were sunk with the first live "War Shots" when testing the "new" Mark 48 Torpedo while under development in April/May 1971 by the Westinghouse Corp. and the Clevite Corp.
Each was building a version of the Mark 48 and these were the final tests to prove that they worked. Each ship was sunk with a different version of the torpedo, two Westinghouse and one Clevite. The Westinghouse were the Mark 48 Mod 0 and Mod 2. The Clivite fish was Mark 48 Mod 1. Clevite won the contract. The current Mark 48 in the fleet is called the Mark 48 AdCap (Advance Capabilities) and was being built by Hughes Corp.
|Text courtesy of TM R. J. Hansen, (Retired LCDR).
Photo courtesy of Bob Heintz via Rick Connole, son of Commander David R. Connole, K.I.A. while commanding the Trigger (SS-237), lost with the entire crew of 89 on 28 March 1945.
|312k||The plaque says it all. ||Photo courtesy of Bob Heintz via son of Commander David R. Connole, K.I.A. while commanding the Trigger (SS-237), lost with the entire crew of 89 on 28 March 1945.
||59k||Photo taken at the Bangor Naval station weapons pier prior to our departure for San Diego after the war shot trials. My recollections of the 48 trials are underway early from the Nanaimo commercial pier, stop at the Canadian Army/Navy Weapons station, load the days test torpedo’s, out into the straights and sit all day, maybe shoot maybe not,back to the pier at night. If you didn’t have the duty, drink some beer in town or at the Canadian Army barracks and start all over the next day. The high points were the upkeep at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, our days at the Canadian Naval Station in Victoria B.C., the bath tub races and the culmination of all the work, the three war shots. As I remember the sub we were to shoot sank in the Juan de Fuca Strait while being towed out to the target area. ||Photo courtesy of Bob Heintz via son of Commander David R. Connole, K.I.A. while commanding the Trigger (SS-237), lost with the entire crew of 89 on 28 March 1945.
||414k||After Caiman's (SS-323) decommissioning ceremony as seen from the shore on 30 July 1972: |
Trigger (SS-564) &
Blackfin's time clock was ticking, 45 days the boat would be decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register on 15 Sept 1972.
|Photo courtesy of Sait Kucuk, CPOS (Ret),Turkish Navy. ||492k||After Caiman's (SS-323) decommissioning ceremony, from left to right: |
Blackfin (SS-322), &
|Photo courtesy of Sait Kucuk, CPOS (Ret),Turkish Navy.||INS Livio Piomarta (S-515)
||166k||The ex-Trigger (SS-564) as the Livio Piomarta (S-515) at Taranto, 1979.
||Itialian Navy photo by Lt.Cdr. Erminio Bagnasco via Maurizio Brescia.
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