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|163k||Blueback (SS-581) profile.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|263k||Blueback (SS-581) was sponsored by Mrs. Kenmore McManes, wife of Rear Admiral McManes. She is seen here in 1957 Press Photo showing Rear Adm and Mrs Kenmore McManes & their twin sons Kenmore and Spencer.||USN photo courtesy of historicimages.com.|
|1.88k||Christening of the Blueback (SS-581) by Mrs. Kenmore McManes.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|82k||Wrapped in bunting from stem to stern, the Blueback (SS-581) starts her slides down the launching ways at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation, Pascagoula, MS., 16 May 1959.||USN / USNI photo.|
|240k||Blueback (SS-581) is waterborne.||USN photo # 1041791 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|150k||Commemorative pamphlet of Blueback's (SS-581) launching, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation, Pascagoula , MS., 16 May 1959.||Courtesy of Ken Hart.|
|221k||The Blueback (SS-581) is commissioned, 15 October 1959.||USN photo # 1046652 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|223k||Officers of the Blueback (SS-581) at her Launching & Commissioning:|
LTJG Michael F. McKenna, Assistant Engineer Officer, LT Richard H. Campbell, Communications Officer, Lt John P. Leahy, Engineer Officer, LT Lloyd C. Roberts, Assistant Engineer Officer, LCDR Robert H. Gautier, Commanding Officer, LT Donald B. Wikeen, Operations Officer, LCDR Thomas W. Cuddy, Executive Officer, LT John Horner, Jr., Supply Officer & Lt. Mark W. Byrd, Gunnery Officer.
Two page PDF of her front covers from the boat's launching and commissioning programs.
|Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|335k||Two page PDF showing front covers from the boat's launching and commissioning programs.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|181k||Blueback (SS-581), underway, probably during her sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, circa 1959-60.||Courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|70k||Blueback (SS-581), underway, probably during her sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, circa 1959-60.||USN photo taken from The American Submarine, by Norman Polmar & submitted by Robert Hurst.|
|86k||LCDR. Robert Henry Gautier was the commanding officer of the Blueback (SS-581) from October 1959 to July 1961.||Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|NR||LT. CMDR. R. L. MERRILL, COMMANDING OFFICER OF Blueback (SS-581), right, congratulates Bowling on his retirement and presents portion of a plank taken from the deck. Mrs. Bowling holds a bronze plaque.||Image and text provided by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Photo from The Chronicle. (Pascagoula, Miss.) 1961-1966, 10 January 1963, Image 13, via chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|261k||Blueback (SS-581) docked at Vancouver BC on 20 January 1963.||Walter E. Frost Photographer, Source: City of Vancouver Archives, Photo No. AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-3614 courtey of Mike Green.|
|366k||The Blueback (SS-581), 10 October 1967.||USN photo # NPC KM-15601 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|217k||Blueback's (SS-581) torpedo room, 1975.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|808k||The Blueback (SS-581) comes close to being nuclear.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|468k||E is the 4th letter in Blueback (SS-581).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|348k||Blueback (SS-581) in blue waters.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|527k||Hawaiian Blueback (SS-581).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|870k||Freshwater Blueback (SS-581).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|30k||The breakfast of champions & Blueback's (SS-581) mess, along with a series of interior shots showing the # 1 engine & freshwater still plus a paneled panel.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|308k||Three of one of a kind: Blueback (SS-581), Darter (SS-576) & Grayback (SSG-574), some where at some time.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|335k||A port view of the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk (CV-63) passing the attack submarine Blueback (SS-581), 17 July 1986.||National Archives Identifier: 6418907
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|48k||An Oil on Masonite painting by the artist John Charles Roach, entitled "Ballast Point, San Diego", depicts sub base with subs and tenders at the pier in San Diego during mid 1986.
The tenders were possibly the:
McKee (AS-42) for Subron 7 &
Dixon (AS-37) for Subron 3.|
Among the subs were the:
Gurnard (SSN-662) :
William H. Bates (SSN-680):
La Jolla (SSN-701):
Portsmouth (SSN-707) &
Salt Lake City (SSN-716).
|Ballast Point, San Diego
John Charles Roach 1986.5
Oil on Masonite, 1986, courtesy of the USNHC, # 88-163-CR.
Text contributed by OMC J. Reid Pallady USNR-RET & QM2(SS)David Johnston (USN, retired)
|112k||Blueback (SS-581) gets an escort in 1987.||Photo courtesy of Chris Howell via Gary Priolo.|
|29k||Commemorative post card marking the Blueback's (SS-581), appearance at Seattle's Sea Fair Fleet Week, August 1989.||Courtesy of Richard Leonhardt.|
|427k||The attack submarine Blueback (SS-581) lays tied up to the pier at the submarine base at San Diego on 23 February 1990. The Blueback, a diesel-electric submarine, is scheduled for decommissioning after more than 30 years of active service. The submarine tender Mckee (AS-41) is in the background.||USN photo # DN-SN-90-06767 by PH2 Mike Poche, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|110k||A lieutenant sits at an engine control panel aboard the attack submarine Blueback (SS-581) at the submarine base at San Diego on 23 February 1990.||USN photo # DN-SN-90-06764 by PH2 Mike Poche, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|201k||A petty officer works at a control panel for the No. 3 main generator aboard the attack submarine Blueback (SS-581) at the submarine base at San Diego on 23 February 1990.||USN photo # DN-SN-90-06761 by PH2 Mike Poche, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|43k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Blueback's (SS-581) decommissioning, 1 October 1990.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|318k||The Blueback (SS-581) at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR.||Photo contributed by Mike Brock courtesy of Tom Bateman.|
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