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|500k||Trials of the Harder (SS-568) at Groton CT., 11 July 1952,||USN # photo 444502, courtesy of Steve Franklin.|
Photo added 12/29/18.
|131k||Vice Admiral William Wohlsen Behrens, Jr. was assigned to the Harder (SS-568) as Commanding Officer from 1954 to 1955.||Photo courtesy of the Behrens family & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|31k||In March 1959, Harder (SS-568) participated in SUBICEX during which she cruised 280 miles beneath the ice packs off Newfoundland, further than any conventionally powered submarine had previously gone.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of Arctic Submarine Laboratory.
|155k||Harder (SS-568) underway circa 1961.
She continued operations in the Atlantic and Caribbean for more than a year, then departed Charleston 24 May 1961 for deployment off the western coast of Europe and in the Mediterranean. After reaching Bremerhaven, Germany, 9 June, she supported ASW operations with ships of the Federal German Navy. The following month she steamed via Holy Loch, Scotland, and Rota, Spain, to the Mediterranean where she supported peace-keeping operations of the mighty 6th Fleet. Harder returned to Charleston 28 August.
|Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Stefan Terzibaschitsch via Robert Hurst.
|530k||At rest earlier in her career.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|118k||Harder (SS-568) & Trout (SS-566) taken in 1965 thru 8B periscope of Redfin (SS-272) by John Hummel, USN (Retired). at the sub piers in Charleston SC, home of Submarine Squadron 4.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|723k||Port side underway in the 60's.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|50k||Harder (SS-568) being moved from floating dry dock #5 at Charleston S.C. Naval Base. She was in the final stages of a major overhaul that lasted twenty five months, the most complicated performed, July, 1967.||USN photo courtesy of Robert Miller.|
|491k||Harder (SS-568) with three shark-fin arrays, known as Puffs, passive fire-control system, BQG-4, circa 1968.||Text courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).
USN photo courtesy of ssn583.com.
|855k||More three fined photo follow through.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|3.03k||1972 copy of Tang's (SS-563) "Booklet of General Plans".||Photos courtesy of Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.|
|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 September 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.|
|414k||Harder (SS-568) decommissioning cachet, 20 February 1974.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|INS Romeo Romei (S-516)|
|245k||INS Romeo Romei (S-516), ex-Harder (SS-568), during a overhaul before being transferred to the Italian Navy.
She is on the Marine Railway Site # 2. The Yard workers with the stripe on their hardhats are foremen, the other workers might be sand blasters.
|Photo from the Erminio Bagnasco collection via Maurizio Brescia. Partial data submitted by Ron Reeves (of blessed memory)|
|227k||INS Romeo Romei (S-516), ex-Harder (SS-568), at Groton CT., in 1975 just before commissioning with the Italian Navy but already with the Italian hull number painted on.||Photo from the Erminio Bagnasco collection via Maurizio Brescia.|
|626k||INS Romeo Romei (S-516) in La Spezia Italy, 16 March 1980.||Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.|
|198k||INS Romeo Romei (S-516) in La Spezia Italy, 18 February 1988.||Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.|
|202k||INS Romeo Romei (S-516) in La Spezia Italy, 18 February 1988. She would be decommissioned and scrapped later in the year.||Photo courtesy of Carlo Martinelli.|
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