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|119k||The Trout (SS-566) slides down the launching ways at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Co., Groton, CT., 21 August 1951.||Photo courtesy of All Hands Magazine , November 1951 & submitted by Stanley Svec.|
|49k||The newly completed Trout (SS-566) shows her GUPPY-like sail (the raised forward part helped to protect the periscopes when they were raised at speed). The open bridge was soon raised to the level of the top of the sail and the raised portion cut down.
The sonar dome on deck covers a QHB-1 transducer. A retractable keel dome covered another QHB-1 transducer and a QXB-1 "sonarmic" passive torpedo-detection set. Abaft the deck dome is the trainable array of the JT passive attack sonar.
|Photo & text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Since 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman & James L. Christley. Naval Institute Press.|
|263k||December 1953 photo of four boats, among them the Cobia (SS-245), outboard, unidentified boat, the Trout (SS-566) and another unidentified boat tied up alongside the submarine tender Fulton (AS-11) during her role as the tender for Submarine Squadron TEN at New London, Connecticut.||Photo courtesy of All Hands Magazine & submitted by Ric Hedman TN(SS). Text courtesy of cshore.com.|
|80k||Trout (SS-566), underway circa 1955.||US Navy photo courtesy of Stanley Svec.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Robert Hurst.
|47k||Trout (SS-566), port side view, 1956.||Courtesy of usstroutss566.com.|
|226k|| Busy piers at lower base in Groton shows a few SSKs, 1957.
From left to right, unidentifed sub,
Sea Owl (SS-405),
& Sea Robin (SS-407), & Piper (SS-409).
The rest of the subs are too far away for positive identification.
|Text courtesy of Dave Johnston. Photo i.d. courtesy of Mike Brood. USN photo courtesy of Submarine Force Library, courtesy of Ken Hart.|
|145k||Film & swim star Esther Williams (R) in sophisticated pose as she interviews Capt. Maurice Rindskopf aboard Navy submarine Trout (SS-566), for segment in NBC TV series "Omnibus" in November 1958 at New London, CT.||Photo courtesy of time.com. via Life.|
|778k||Surfaced Trout (SS-566).||U.S. Navy Photograph courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|32k||In 1960, LCDR.William James Crowe received his first command: the Navy's newest diesel submarine, the Trout (SS-566), based in Charleston, South Carolina. Promoted to commander in 1962, he was selected that year as one of the Navy's first candidates for a doctorate in the social sciences. Even the possibility of joining the prestigious nuclear submarine program did not dissuade him from his decision to pursue graduate studies. Crowe received a master's and a doctorate in politics from Princeton University.||U.S Navy photo from the United States Naval Academy, Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen Biography,courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|893k||Trout (SS-566) 5 July 1961.||USN photo # NPC KN 2708, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|394k||Trout (SS-566), moored in Key West, FL.||US Navy photo courtesy of Bob Hall.|
|24k||Trout (SS-566), port side view, 1962-64.||Courtesy of L. Waters QM3(SS) 1962-64.|
|118k||Harder (SS-568) & Trout (SS-566) taken in 1965 through 8B periscope of Redfin (SS-272) by John Hummel at the sub piers in Charleston SC, home of Submarine Squadron 4.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|712k||The Trout (SS-566) at Genoa Italy, 31 December 1967.
Trout made three Mediterranean deployments as a unit of the 6th Fleet. Between deployments, she participated in training and developmental exercises off the east coast and in the Caribbean.
|Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.|
|642k||The Trout (SS-566) dockside at Genoa Italy, 31 December 1967.||Photo courtesy of Carlo Martelli.|
|186k||Cachet on the occasion of Trout (SS-566) undergoing overhaul at Norfolk, 1968.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|893k||Trout (SS-566) trails.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|70k||Trout (SS-566) underway, circa 1969.||USN photo courtesy of ssn583.com.|
|390k||Five page COC PDF on the Trout (SS-566), 15 July 1972.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|721k||Eight page Welcome Aboard PDF on the Trout (SS-566), circa 1972.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|84k||The Trout (SS-566), left and the Gudgeon (SS-567) right are in dry dock #4 at Mare Island in Feb 1973. Both boats were in dock from 22 Feb until 3 October 1973. Gudgeon was in overhaul from 22 Feb until 21 Dec 1973 and Trout from 22 Feb 1973 until 28 Jan 1974. Photo from the 9 Mar 1973 edition of Mare Island's newspaper "Grapevine".||Courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|50k||Wahoo (SS-565), Trout (SS-566) & Albacore (AGSS-569) at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trout has been overhauled for Iran. Wahoo had not, and wasn't overhauled due to the revolution in Iran in 1979.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|2.17k||Fifty one page decommissioning PDF on the Trout (SS-566).||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|71k||A standard early postwar sonar space is shown on Trout (SS-566) at the Phila. Naval Shipyard, 1993. With the elimination of the conning tower, the eyepieces of the periscopes were brought down into the former control room, which was split into a diving station (to port, with ballast and plane controls) and an attack center (to starboard) with a raised periscope stand between them.
The sonar space (shown here) was in the forward battery compartment. As you stepped into the forward battery compartment from the control room, the radio shack was on the starboard side and then the sonar shack. On the port side was the goat locker.
|Text i.d. courtesy of Allen (Ben) Beaton, STS2.
Photo & text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Since 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman & James L. Christley. Naval Institute Press.
|880k||The Edward E. McDonnell (FF-1043) with Trout (SS-566) in 1995 at the Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Reserve Basin & Marine Railway, League Island.||Photo # LOC 359947 pu courtesy of Stephen Gower.
Photo added 03/15/13.
|608k||At Philadelphia, the Trout (SS-566) in 2006.||Courtesy of William Meredith.|
|38k||Trout (SS-566) under tow in Philadelphia, 2007.||Photo courtesy of Mike Wheeler via Jack Treutle.|
|242k||Recycling of Trout (SS-566) at ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Texas. Scrapping was completed 27 February 2009.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|297k||Tubes # 7 & 8 of the Trout (SS-566) at ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Texas.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|260k||Trout (SS-566) torn apart at ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Texas.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|323k||Trout (SS-566) torn apart at ESCO Marine, Brownsville, Texas.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
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