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|2.30k||T-1 is reached as the the countdown ends and the submarine T-1 (SST-1) hits the water at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 17 July 1953.||USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|81k||Lots of children dream of participating in the launching of a real submarine. Some times that wish becomes true. John Robison is the 10 year old that is standing third from the rear of the conning tower as the T-1 (SST-1) floats on the Thames River at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 17 July 1953. |
The fleet boat in the background is the Cobia (SS-245).
|Official USN photo, courtesy of Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp.|
Photo submitted in memory of Clifford E. Robison, Electric Boat Co, by John Robison.
|1.14k||The T-1 (SST-1), bow view 45 degrees, 12 October 1953. Photographed by Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp, Groton, Connecticut. Small in size but large in responsibility, the Navy's T-1 will act as a target for anti-submarine forces. Only 131 feet long and 250 tons as compared to the 1500 tons of conventional size sub, the T-1 carries the same general equipment as her sisters but carries a crew of sixteen.||Photo # USN 630975, courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.|
|608k||T-1 (SST-1), broadside view, at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.,12 October 1953.||US National Archives photo # 80-G-199151, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|133k||The T-1 (SST-1), shown here three days after her commissioning at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.,12 October 1953.||USN photo.|
|489k||T-1 (SST-1), elevated position head on bow view at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.,9 December 1953.||US National Archives photo # 80-G-199160, from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|36k||The Dogfish (SS-350) with T-1 (SST-1) inboard & Marlin (SST-2) outboard, circa post 1953.||USN photo courtesy of Electric Boat / ussdogfish.com.|
|415k||New London, CT., 23 January 1954. Target sub dwarfed by conventional sub, Barb (SS-220)|
Moored at the Navy's submarine base here, the little T-1 (T stands for target) is a product of the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp, Groton CT. The little boats job is to work with the antisubmarine forces, as a target for them, and also as an experimental vessel, to try out some ideas the Navy has. The T-1 has a carefully selected crew of 14 enlisted men and two officers. She holds within her 131 feet of length the same general machinery and equipment as the GUPPY submarines more than twice her length and displaces 250 tons to the conventional submarines 1500.
|AP Wirephoto courtesy of David Buell.|
|25k||The Mackerel (SST-1) in the Cooper River at the Charleston S.C. Naval shipyard. The Mackerel was at the yard for repairs to the hull in October of 1954. The hull was coated with neoprene rubber to protect from the corrosion. This was a major project for the paint shop.||USN photo courtesy of Robert Hall.|
|726k||From left to right:Mackerel (SST-1), unknown, Medregal (SS-480),Batfish (SS-310) & Chivo (SS-341) at Key West, 1955.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|459k||Broadside view of the Mackerel (SST-1), underway, 1955.||U.S. Navy official photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|39k||Broadside view of the Mackerel (SST-1), underway, possibly when she participated in fleet exercises off the east coast, mainly conducting training and target assignments, including some for the Fleet Sonar School at Key West in 1956.||Partial text courtesy of DANFS.
USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
|82k||Mackerel (SST-1) & Chivo (SS-341) on the way to Gulfport Mississippi, January / February 1957.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|205k||Ceremony for 4 boats at a pier in sea major.
Sealion (APSS-315), centre, with Trutta (SS-421), at left, alongside unidentified tender, and Sea Cat (SS-399), at right. The small boat at the other pier is the Mackerel (SST-1).
I believe this to be a Change of Command for the Commanding Officer of the submarine squadron, not just the Sealion. All of the boats have their crews topside and in whites, including the tender on the far left of the photo. This indicates something larger than just the Sealion. They used her deck to set up the podiums because she has the largest deck aft of the conning tower. Her deck was expanded during her amphibious conversion.
The Sealion would have left Key West not long after this photo was taken, for decommissioning in Philadelphia, so it is unlikely that she would be having a CoC at that time.
|Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Ric Hedman & Dave Johnston (USNR).|
Photo # MM00041228x by Don Pinder from the Ida Woodward Baron Collection in the Florida Keys Public Library via flickr.com courtesy of Robert Hurst.
|651k||Birds of a feather not all flocking together: Mackerel (SST-1), Thornback (SS-418), Clamagore (SS-343) & Chivo (SS-341) with the Howard Gilmore (AS-16) in the distance.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|70k||Squadron 12, Key West Fla, in Mid 60's: Marlin (SST-2) and Mackerel (SST-1).||Photo courtesy of John Hummel.|
|68k||Mackerel (SST-1), underway, date and place unknown.||USN photo courtesy of George M. Arnold.|
|302k||Mackerel (SST-1) inboard, and Marlin (SST-2), outboard.||Photo # MM00005518 from the Ida Woodward Baron Collection in the Florida Keys Public Library via flickr.com courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
Photo added 09/15/17.
|134k||This boat is Mackerel (SST-1) or Marlin (SST-2) and was probably taken at Key West. It could have been taken at one of two of the following periods; in June/July 1967 Mackerel had "special equipment" removed from her during this drydocking, equipment that had been used to prove concepts for the NR-1. It looks as if most of the aft superstructure has been removed. It is also possible that the photo was taken shortly after her decommissioning on 03 January 1973. She may be undergoing preps for disposal. |
Marlin was preserved for museum donation and retained her superstructure.
|USN photograph courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Ric Hedman & Dave Johnston (USNR).
Text i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR).
|338k||Marlin (SST-2) and the Mackerel (SST-1) in the floating drydock at the Naval Station Key West on 23 January 1973.||Photo MM00003290x from the Ida Woodward Barron Collection, Florida Keys Public Libraries via flickr.com courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Photo added 10/12/17.
|216k||The Marlin (SST-2), the T-1 and the Quillback (SS-424) at the pier at the Naval Station Key West in March 1973.||Photo from the Ida Woodward Baron Collection in the Florida Keys Public Library via flickr.com courtesy of Steven Gower.|
|49k||Model of the Mackerel (SST-1).||Courtesy of Rick Spector.|
|71k||The Mackerel (SST-1) at Naval Base Mayport Fla. in mid to late 1975.||Photo owned & copyrighted courtesy of Bob Royes.|
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