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Bonefish (SS-582)
Keel Laying - Active Service

Radio Call Sign: November - Foxtrot - Mike - Sierra
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Barbel Class Submarine: Laid down, 3 June 1957, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, NJ; Launched, 22 November 1958; Commissioned, USS Bonefish (SS-582), 9 July 1959; Decommissioned, 28 September 1988 as a result of an on board fire; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 February 1989; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 17 August 1989, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service.

Specifications: Displacement, Surface 1,745.56 t.(lt), 2,316.64 t. (fl), Submerged: 2, 644.45 t.; Length 218' 1" ; Beam 29'; Draft 29' 3"; Speed, Surfaced 15 kts, Submerged (snorkel) 12 kts, (battery) 21 kts; Maximum Operating Depth, 712 ft.; Complement 85; Armament, six 21" torpedo tubes (bow), 18 torpedo capacity including 6 loaded Sensors 2 periscopes, active sonar, passive sonar, radar, ECM; Propulsion, Surface Propulsion 3 Fairbanks-Morse 38d(8 1/8)x10 diesel engines Designed SHP continuous: 3150 Designed RPM: 162 1 shaft, 1 propeller Fuel capacity: 112,000 gallons Cruising Distance: 19,000 miles without refueling Submerged Propulsion (Snorkel) Designed SHP: 2400 Designed RPM: 52 Submerged Propulsion (Battery) 2 General Electric motors Designed SHP: 4800 Designed RPM: 198 Maximum safe astern RPM: 110 Endurance at full speed: 0.5 hours Endurance at 3 knots: 102.0 hours
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Blueback 163k Blueback (SS-581) profile. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 10/10/14.
Bonefish 567k Mrs. Sarah Simms Edge, the wife of Lawrence Lott Edge, Commander of the sunken WW II submarine Bonefish (SS-223) which was lost with all of her 85 man crew in Toyama Wan, west coast of Honshu, 18 June 1945, stands beside her new namesake, Bonefish (SS-582), before christening her on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 566k Lawrence L. Edge Jr., Mrs. Edge, & Sarah E. Edge pose for a photo before christening the Bonefish (SS-582) on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 691k View of the crowd at the commissioning ceremonies of the Bonefish (SS-582) on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 605k Mrs. Edge christening the Bonefish (SS-582) on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 630k Bonefish (SS-582) slides down the launching ways at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.,on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 118k Launching of the Bonefish (SS-582) at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, NJ; 22 November 1958. US Navy photo.
Bonefish 596k Bonefish (SS-582) is helped to the dock by a tug boat at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.,on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 588k Front cover of the Launching Program for Bonefish (SS-582) at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.,on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 519k Page 2 of the Launching Program for Bonefish (SS-582) at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.,on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 621k Page 3 of the Launching Program for Bonefish (SS-582) at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.,on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 605k Page 4 of the Launching Program for Bonefish (SS-582) at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.,on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 730k Page 5 of the Launching Program for Bonefish (SS-582) at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.,on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 160k Page 6 of the Launching Program for Bonefish (SS-582) at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.,on 22 November 1958. US Navy photo courtesy of Sarah E. Shuler (daughter) & Lawrence L. Edge Jr. (son) of Lawrence Lott Edge, CO of the Bonefish (SS-223) K.I.A. with the rest of the 84 man crew of the Bonefish.
Bonefish 37k Port side view of the Bonefish (SS-582) underway, probably during her alpha sea trials off the coast of New York, Spring 1959. Photo courtesy of New York Shipbuilding., yorkship.home.comcast.net.
Bonefish 262k Page 1 of 7 of Welcome Aboard the Bonefish (SS-582). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 98k Page 2 of 7 of Welcome Aboard the Bonefish (SS-582). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 47k Page 3 of 7 of Welcome Aboard the Bonefish (SS-582). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 70k Page 4 of 7 of Welcome Aboard the Bonefish (SS-582). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 20k Page 5 of 7 of Welcome Aboard the Bonefish (SS-582). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 77k Page 6 of 7 of Welcome Aboard the Bonefish (SS-582). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 25k Page 7 of 7 of Welcome Aboard the Bonefish (SS-582). USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 364k Bonefish (SS-582) off Mare Island, California on 7 March 1962. USN photo # MI-54151, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 384k Bonefish (SS-582) on 23 March 1962. USN photo # NPC USN 1060096, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 33k Bonefish (SS-582) underway off Hawaii, 1963. The officer without a hat is CMDR P. C. Keenan (Capt) and the white hat with the binocs is either Zimba (sp) or Swain. Courtesy of Arthur M. Coria.
Bonefish 255k Bonefish (SS-582) on 1 May 1963. USN photo # NPC KN-5488, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 93k Photo of the Bonefish's (SS-582) crew 1969 after a Wes Pac deployment. Courtesy of Paul Perris, CSG-7 retired.
Bonefish 50k Bonefish (SS-582) in drydock, circa 1969-1972. Courtesy of Paul Perris, CSG-7 retired.
Bonefish 27k The Bonefish (SS-582) coming into the sub base at Pearl Harbor, circa 1969-1972. Courtesy of Paul Perris, CSG-7 retired.
Bonefish 302k Bonefish (SS-582) all tied up. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 648k Flag flutters over Bonefish (SS-582). USN photo # MI-54151, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Bonefish 44k A man is moved by his stomach. What to do and how to do it. Courtesy of Paul Perris, CSG-7 retired.
Bonefish 67k Bonefish (SS-582) & the sail of the Sailfish (SSR-572) as seen from the finger piers at Pearl Harbor in 1972. Courtesy of Paul Perris, CSG-7 retired.
Bonefish 266k Starboard quarter silhouette view of the attack submarine Bonefish (SS-582) ON its first run after sea trials after overhaul in Pearl Harbor, in 1978, during a burial at sea. Photo i.d. courtesy of George Mahieu.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-86-00164, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Bonefish 80k LCDR. Robert A. Killion assumed command of the Bonefish (SS-582) in March of 1978. Photo from Cruise Book 1979 & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Bonefish 403k A view of the enlisted sleeping quarters aboard the attack submarine Bonefish (SS-582) during exercise Unitas XX on 1 June 1979. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-82-09715, by PH2 K. Brewer, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Bonefish 311k A crewman aboard the attack submarine Bonefish (SS-582) makes an adjustment on a control panel during exercise Unitas XX on 1 June 1979. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-82-09718, by PH2 K. Brewer, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Bonefish 331k A crewman aboard the attack submarine Bonefish (SS-582) reads gauges on a control panel during exercise Unitas XX on 1 June 1979. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-82-09719, by PH2 K. Brewer, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Bonefish 18k Commemorative post mark with the Bonefish's (SS-582) patch, 1980. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Bonefish 88k Port side view of the Bonefish (SS-582) in the 1980-1981 timeframe while the ship was on WESTPAC in 1981. The photo was taken by a Navy helo which the Bonefish was underway in Subic Bay, the Philippines. The personnel on the bridge in the photo are the CO CDR Chris Current and the XO LCDR Roger Kline. USN photo courtesy of oneternalpatrol.com. Photo i.d. & text courtesy of Jim Smith, former Bonefish (SS-582) operations officer.
Bonefish 12k Bonefish (SS-582) entered the Charleston yard in February 1983 for overhaul. The work was completed in 13 1/2 months. US Navy photo courtesy of Robert Hall.
Bonefish 62k Port side view of the Bonefish (SS-582) underway, circa 1959-88. Courtesy of goatlocker.org.

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