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Patch on left contributed by Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN (ret.)The four middle patches by Mike Smolinski. Patch on right by Y.M.Umar, CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy

Gudgeon (SS-567) (AGSS-567) (SSAG-567)

Radio Call Sign: November - Quebec - Uniform - Delta

Tang Class (Diesel Fast Attack) Submarine: Ordered Fiscal Year 1948; Laid down, 20 May 1950 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME; Launched, 11 June 1952; Commissioned USS Gudgeon (SS-567) on 21 November 1952.
Initially based at Pearl Harbor, she operated in Pacific waters with regular deployments to the Far East as a unit of the U. S. Seventh Fleet. Between 8 July 1957 and 21 February 1958, Gudgeon made a 25,000 cruise from Pearl Harbor to Pearl Harbor - the first United States submarine to circumnavigate the globe. On 9 December 1963, she entered Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, CA to have her hull extended between 15 - 18 feet to accommodate the Passive Underwater Fire-Control Feasibility System (PUFFS).
Re-Designated as an Auxiliary Research Submarine (AGSS-567) on 1 April 1979 and re-designated later as an Guided Missile Auxiliary Submarine (SSAG-567) on 5 November 1979.
Pursuant to the terms of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), Gudgeon was Decommissioned at the U. S. Submarine Base, San Diego, CA., on 30 September 1983 and Transferred (loan) to the Republic of Turkey where she was Commissioned as the TCG Hizarreis(S-342) the same day.
The ex-Gudgeon remained on loan until she was finally Struck from the U. S. Naval Vessel Registry (NVR) on 6 August 1987 and permanently Transferred (sale) to the Republic of Turkey on 17 August 1987.
Hizarreis served in the Turkish Submarine Forces until she was removed from active service on 31 January 2004 and transferred to the Naval Museum Command of the Turkish Navy. The Hizarreis is currently berthed at the Istanbul Naval Museum and open to the public. (10/20/05).
Researched by CTRC Donald J. Wagner, USN (Ret) for NavSource.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 2,100 t., Submerged: 2,700 t.; Length 287'; Beam 27' 3"; Draft 19'; Speed, Surfaced 20 kts, Submerged 18 kts; Complement 8 Officers 75 Enlisted; Armament, six 21" torpedo tubes forward & 2-19” torpedo tubes aft for Mk 37 torpedoes, eight MK-49/57 mines; Propulsion, diesel-electric, Fairbanks-Morse Type 3 diesel engines, HP 4500, two electric motors, HP 5600, 2 shafts/propellers .
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SS-567 663k The Gudgeon (SS-567) runs off Block Island, 25 May 1953. Her snorkel induction and ECM (ESM) masts are raised. The big fairing on the starboard side (abaft the sonar dome) supports her trainable BQR-3 attack sonar. Text courtesy of U.S. Submarines Since 1945, An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman & James L. Christley. Naval Institute Press.
Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
Gudgeon 1.13k Gudgeon (SS-567) underway off Portsmouth, N.H. during her trials, 1953. USN photo # 867-4-7-53, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
SS-567 112k Starboard view of the Gudgeon (SS-567) during her builders trials, 25 June 1953. USN photo.
Gudgeon 34k Gudgeon (SS-567) in drydock. Photo courtesy of ussgudgeon.photosite.com.
Gudgeon 37k Leaving the shipfitting shop 15 days ahead of schedule is the first plastic sail for an attack class submarine. Designed and constructed at Pearl Harbor, the sail was installed on the Gudgeon (SS-567) this week. Although only 2/3rds the size of a Guppy sail, it still required the same skill and techniques used on the larger models. Attack submarines like the Gudgeon do not have conning towers and therefore do not require a larger sail. Photo courtesy of ussgudgeon.photosite.com.
Gudgeon 1.22k Gudgeon (SS-567) 13 June 1957, in the Pacific. This photo was taken 3 weeks before her history-making cruise around the world, making the Pacific Fleet Submarine Force's flagship the first American submarine to circumnavigate the globe. Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
Gudgeon 1.79k Gudgeon (SS-567) surfacing. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
SS-322, 563,565 & 567 328k Tang (SS-563), Wahoo (SS-565),Gudgeon (SS-567) & Blackfin (SS-322) at the sub base, Pearl Harbor. Circa 1958. Looks like a Change of Command for SubRon 7 is taking place.
All the boats have underway colors flying from their sails instead of the flagstaff on the stern, and only Tang & Blackfin seem to have their Jacks up.
Photo courtesy of Dan Craw ETC/SS Ret. Tang SS563, 1968-71. Text i.d. courtesy of Ken Wiltshire.
Gudgeon 1.13k Gudgeon's (SS-567) arrival at Pearl Harbor on 21 February 1958 after her circumnavigation of the globe. The helo is actually dropping flowers on the ship. Photo courtesy of Submarine Base Pearl Harbor and from the file of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Carp241kThis photo is of one of three Tang class (SS-563 / 568) boats:
Tang (SS-563), Wahoo (SS-565),Gudgeon (SS-567). The rest of the Tang class boats had different sail configurations.
Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR) & John Hummel. Text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR).
Carp241kThis photo is of one of three Tang class (SS-563 / 568) boats:
Tang (SS-563), Wahoo (SS-565),Gudgeon (SS-567). The rest of the Tang class boats had different sail configurations.
Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR) & John Hummel. Text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR).
Gudgeon 1.15k Gudgeon (SS-567) underway on 8 October 1962. During 1960 & 1962 she trained and exercised along the Washington and California coasts. Text courtesy of DANFS>
USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
Gudgeon 37k Gudgeon (SS-567) underway with the shark fin arrays with the standard BQG-4 PUFFS system. Circa 1960's. Text by QM2(SS) David Johnston, USNR.
Photo courtesy of ussgudgeon.photosite.com.
Gudgeon 258k Gudgeon (SS-567) underway with the shark fin arrays with the standard BQG-4 PUFFS system. Circa 1963. Text by QM2(SS) David Johnston, USNR.
Photo courtesy of ussgudgeon.photosite.com.
Carbonero & Gudgeon48k Carbonero (SS-337) about to tie up inboard of the Gudgeon (SS-567) at Pearl Harbor, circa 1963. US Navy photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org
Gudgeon 109k Port side view of the Gudgeon (SS-567) as she appeared from the cigarette deck of the Archerfish (AGSS-311) in Pearl Harbor in late August 1963. Photo courtesy of Fred Firks and submitted by Ken Henry.
Gudgeon 174k RADM Peter Corteau Conrad commanded the submarine Gudgeon(SS-567) from July 1965 to November 1967. Photo # DN-SC-84-05959 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Gudgeon 517k Gudgeon (SS-567) lighting off. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
Gudgeon 903k This and the photo below show the landing of Gudgeon's (SS-567) new 18 foot hull section at Mare Island on 7 March 1966. The submarine is in the shipyard's dry dock #1. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 838k The landing of Gudgeon's (SS-567) new 18 foot hull section at Mare Island on 7 March 1966. The submarine is in the shipyard's dry dock #1. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 96k The Gudgeon (SS-567) in dry dock #1 at Mare Island in May 1966. She received a new 18 foot hull section during this dry docking for large engines. She was in overhaul at Mare Island from 3 January 1966 to 23 August 1967. She was in dry dock from 21 January 1966 to 18 January 1967. Photo appeared in the 29 June 1966 edition of Mare Island's newspaper Grapevine". Courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 242k Forward port quarter photo of Gudgeon (SS-567). The location and actual date are unknown. The photo was entered into the Mare Island photo collection in February 66 shortly after Gudgeon started overhaul.
List of officers assigned to Gudgeon in 1966.
USN photo # 71758-2-66, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 993k Photo of Veterans of Foreign Wars Ship 8310 visiting the Gudgeon (SS-567) at Mare Island on 27 August 1967. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 50k Gudgeon (SS-567) at Naval Station Subic Bay, PI, May 1968. Photo by John Jazdzewski, Boston (CAG-1).
Gudgeon 596k Gudgeon (SS-567) XO Beatty in 1969. He would be a future CO of Pintado (SSN-672). USN photos courtesy of ussgudgeon.photosite.com. & Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
Tang 193k Tang (SS-563),Wahoo (SS-565) & Gudgeon (SS-567) at Pearl Harbor, late 60's, early 70's. Courtesy of Rick Rowe & Ed Kalinosk via Dan Craw ETC/SS Ret. Tang SS563, 1968-71.
Gudgeon 1.39k Returning Gudgeon (SS-567) from Westpac, May 1969. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
Gudgeon 1.41k Port side view of the Gudgeon (SS-567) underway, newer vesion below. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
Gudgeon 229k Port side view of the Gudgeon (SS-567) underway, circa 1970's, location unknown. Photo taken from The World's Great Submarines, by Antont Preston & submitted by Robert Hurst.
Gudgeon 3.88k Twenty four photo PDF of assorted Gudgeon (SS-567) moments. USN photos courtesy of ussgudgeon.photosite.com. & Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 12/17/13.
Gudgeon 290k Seven photo PDF of Gudgeon (SS-567) cartoons. USN photos courtesy of ussgudgeon.photosite.com. & Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 12/17/13.
Trout & Gudgeon 84k The Trout (SS-566), left and the Gudgeon (SS-567) right are in dry dock #4 at Mare Island in February 1973. Both boats were in dock from 22 February until 3 October 1973. Gudgeon was in overhaul from 22 February until 21 December 1973 and Trout from 22 February 1973 until 28 January 1974. Photo from the 9 March 1973 edition of Mare Island's newspaper "Grapevine". Courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 142k Front cover of Welcome Aboard Pamphlet for the Gudgeon (SS-567), 1973. Courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 187k Pages 2 & 3 of the Welcome Aboard Pamphlet for the Gudgeon (SS-567), 1973. Courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 187k Last page of the Welcome Aboard Pamphlet for the Gudgeon (SS-567), 1973. Courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 838k Vallejo Times Herald news article reporting the change of command which took place on 31 August 1973. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 484k Article from the September 1973 edition of the Mare Island newspaper covering the change of command of the Gudgeon (SS-567), 1973. PDF courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 755k Gudgeon's (SS-567) crew at quarters at Mare Island's Chapel Park during the change of command ceremonies at Mare Island on 25 September 1973. USN photo # 118397-9-73, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 174k David F. Parrish commanded the Gudgeon (SS-567). Photo # DN-SC-82-02696 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Gudgeon 640k LCDR John M. Willsey (new CO) and the former CO CDR David F. Parrish hold the Gudgeon (SS-567) flag at the conclusion of the change of command ceremonies at Mare Island on 25 September 1973. USN photo # 118398-9-73, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Gudgeon 172k Gudgeon (SS-567) decommissioning cachet. USN photos courtesy of ussgudgeon.photosite.com. & Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/17/13.
TCG Hizirreis (S-342)
Gudgeon 374k A Turkish sailor removes the name from the Tang class submarine ex-Gudgeon (SSAG-567) during the transfer ceremony at Point Loma, CA. on 30 September 1983. The Gudgeon was decommissioned and is being immediately transferred to the Turkish Navy on a five-year lease. The submarine is being renamed to TCG Hizirreis (S-342). USN photo # DN-ST-85-08684, by PH1 Bob Weissleder, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Gudgeon 85k A Turkish sailor raises the Turkish commissioning pennant aboard the Hizirreis (S-342) as members of its former crew stand in the foreground. The Tang class submarine ex-Gudgeon (SSAG-567) has been decommissioned and is being immediately transferred to the Turkish Navy on a five-year lease. USN photo # DN-ST-85-08687, by PH1 Bob Weissleder, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Gudgeon 168k Turkish sailors man the rail aboard the Hizirreis (S-342) at the conclusion of the transfer ceremony. USN photo # DN-ST-85-08688, by PH1 Bob Weissleder, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Gudgeon 302k Commissioning crew of the Hizirreis (S-342). Certainly are a lot of CPO's! Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 140k Commissioning officers of the Hizirreis (S-342). Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 169k An aerial port side view of the Turkish submarine Hizirreis (S-342) underway near San Diego on 14 October 1983. USN photo # DN-SC-85-00571, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Gudgeon 97k The galley aboard the Hizirreis (S-342). Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 116k Torpedo tubes # 7 & 8 aboard the Hizirreis (S-342). Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 94k Hizirreis (S-342) crew sleeping arrangements. Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 138k Interior view aboard the Hizirreis (S-342). Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 332k Flying the Turkish and what might be an upside down Ukrainian flag, the Hizirreis (S-342) goes ahead slowly. Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 216k From Russia with Love. The Hizirreis (S-342) entering Odessa harbour in the Ukraine during a visit to Russia. Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy. Translation courtesy of Sait Kucuk, CPOS (Ret),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 204k Sunk buoy for the Hizirreis (S-342). Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 226k Torpedo Kaportasi (door or hatch) of the Hizirreis (S-342). Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 193k A snow covered Hizirreis (S-342) and other boats moored alongside. Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 263k Comparision size of shark fin arrays and crew onboard the Hizirreis (S-342). Photo courtesy of Cüneyt Demir.
Gudgeon 155k From right to left are: RADM. A. Can Erenoglu, Commander of Turkish Submarine Fleet, Mr. Ibrahim Karaosmanoglu, Mayor of Kocaeli, Admiral Yener Karahanoglu, Fleet Commander Mr. Erdal Ata, Governor of Kocaeli, Captain(Navy) Turgay Guclu, Submarine Division Commander, aboard the ex Gudgeon (SS-567), Turkish submarine TNS Hizirreis (S-342), currently in the city of Izmit, which is 100 Km. east of Istanbul, Spring 2005. Turkish Navy Photo courtesy of RADM. Can Erenoglu, Commander of Turkish Submarine Fleet.
Gudgeon 64k Bow view of two beauties, the Hizirreis (S-342), & LTJG Goksen, Protocol Officer, Spring 2005. Turkish Navy Photo courtesy of RADM. Can Erenoglu, Commander of Turkish Submarine Fleet.
Gudgeon 205k Kids are the same everywhere, give them a flag and show them a sub, as seen here aboard Hizirreis (S-342), Spring 2005. Turkish Navy Photo courtesy of RADM. Can Erenoglu,Commander of Turkish Submarine Fleet.
Gudgeon 137k Decommissioning officers of the Hizirreis (S-342). Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.
Gudgeon 280k Decommissioning crew of the Hizirreis (S-342). Photo courtesy of Y.M.Umar,CPO (Ret.),Turkish Navy.

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