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|467k||Mrs. Robert K. Byerts, widow of Comdr. Thomas B. Oakley, Jr., who commanded the third Growler (SS-215) on her 9th, 10th, and fatal 11th war patrols sponsors the new Growler (SSG-577) on the launching ways on 5 April 1958 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
|870k||The Growler (SSG-577) on the launching ways on 5 April 1958 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|1.20k||The Growler (SSG-577) slides down the launching ways on 5 April 1958 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.||USN photo # USN 1039790, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|NR||ANOTHER MISSILE-LAUNCHING SUB|
The Growler (SSG-577), the Navy's latest submarine to launch and direct missiles, is commissioned at a colorful ceremony at the Naval shipyard at Portsmouth, N. H. The Growler is the second sub deisgned to launch both Regulus I and Regulus II missiles. Its prospective commanding officer is Lt. Comdr. Charles Priest, Jr., USN.
PDF Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo from Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 31 August 1958, Image 7 via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|172k||Stern view of the Growler (SSG-577) on 28 November 1958.||USN photo # USN 1039790, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|226k||Growler (SSG-577), cut out detailing her Regulus missile and launcher guise, circa 1959-60.||Courtesy of Nick Spark.|
|920k||Growler (SSG-577) looking over her bulbous missile hanger, underway, with a Regulus missile in the launcher pod. Circa 1959-60.||Courtesy of Nick Spark.|
|17k||Growler (SSG-577) launching a Regulus missile at sea, circa 1959-60.||Courtesy of Nick Spark.|
|43k||Growler (SSG-577) with a Regulus missile and launcher appearing in front of the sail, circa 1959-60.||Courtesy of Nick Spark.|
|177k||Growler (SSG-577) with a Regulus missile and launcher appearing in front of the sail, circa 1959-60.||Courtesy of Nick Spark.|
|170k||Growler (SSG-577) in her Regulus missile and launcher guise, circa 1959-60.||Courtesy of Nick Spark.|
|25k||Port side view of the Growler (SSG-577), underway, circa 1958-64.||Courtesy of goatlocker.org.|
|76k||Grayback (SSG-574) and Growler (SSG-577) alongside each other at Mare Island shortly before both boats were decommissioned on 25 May 1964 and were placed in reserve.||Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst. Photo i.d. courtesy of Darryl L. Baker|
|497k||Grayback (SSG-574) and Growler (SSG-577) alongside each other.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|1.30k||Regulus Deterrent Patrols by the following submarines from September 1959 to July 1964:
|Photograph courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|464k||Transfer at sea between the Growler (SSG-577) to Barbero (SSG-317), circa 1959-60.||Photograph courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|71k||Oil on canvas by the artist John Meeks entitled Growler (SSG-577).||Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.|
|94k||Growler (SSG-577), underway, port side view, circa early 60's.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|4.12k||Aerial photo of the Mare Island Reserve Fleet taken 25 November 1966 shown Growler (SSG-577), six old fleet boats, Bass (SSK-2), Bonita (SSK-3), Grayback (SSG-574) and another fleet boat. The Pelias (AS-14) is the sub tender located with the submarines.||Photograph courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|133k||Stern view of the Growler (SSG-577) underway.||USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|145k||Bow view of an unknown Guppy, approximately 1970 at Mare Island. The boat to the left of the Guppy is the Growler (SSG-577). The boat to the right of the Guppy most likely Raton (SSR-270). Other ships identifiable in the background are the Canberra (CA-70), Litchfield County (LST-901), and Sedgwick County (LST-1123).||Text info courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)
USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.
|1.15k||Sail of the Growler (SSG-577), 3 March 1971 in the Inactive Reserve Fleet at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Other than LST 1123 & LST 901, the destroyers, destroyer escorts and submarines are unknown. I had no luck finding a list of the ships in the reserve at Mare Island.||USN photo # MINSY 102739-3-71, from the files of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|219k||In 1988, my father-in-law was in the ocean transport business based in Tampa, Florida. He had many friends and business associates at Tampa Shipyard. One day I got a call from him and he told me that we had a sub in at the shipyard, and would I like to go and see her. Of course I said yes. The Growler (SSG-577) had just been towed in the other day and no work had been done on her yet. We were able to tour her topside and below decks. As I recall, there was no power attached to the boat; we entered the interior of the sub with hard hats and hand held flashlights. The conditions made interior pictures impossible. With all that said, here is a 6 photo PDF as well as an interior photo of the bow.||Photos courtesy of Jay Milewski.|
|80k||The Tugboat Hackensack (YTM-750) pushing the Ex-Growler (SSG-577) up to the Intrepid Museum in 1988. Fresh from the refit at Tampa Ship.||Photo courtesy US Navy, ussnewyork.com & subpride via Scott Koen.|
|248k||The Tugboat Hackensack (YTM-750) pushing the Ex-Growler (SSG-577) up to the Intrepid Museum in 1988. Fresh from the refit at Tampa Ship.||Photo courtesy US Navy, ussnewyork.com & subpride via Scott Koen.|
|83k||Ship Dry Dock flooding.||Photos courtesy US Navy, ussnewyork.com & subpride via Scott Koen.|
|378k||Intrepid Museum complex 1996; Intrepid (CVA-11), Growler (SSG-577), Slater, Edson, Tamaroa, Nantucket, Hackensack.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|79k||Growler (SSG-577), at Intrepid Park, New York, circa post 1988.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|131k||Growler (SSG-577) control room passageway, circa post 1988.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|78k||Growler (SSG-577) forward torpedo room, circa post 1988.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|266k||Growler (SSG-577) and the Intrepid (CV-11) moored at N.Y. City harbor, 2006.||Photo courtesy of Michael Carey.|
|80k||The Growler (SSG-577) being tugged up the East River 25 September 2009, on its way to GMD Shipyard Corp. facilities at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Growler is in dry dock for a hull scrape, some minor exterior repairs and a full, historically accurate paint job that will see the sides painted grey and the top painted black.||Photo courtesy of Jen Carlson & gothamist.com via thesubreport.com.|
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