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|140k||Trains brought the building material for submarine construction at Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn., circa summer 1943, possibly for the following boats:
Capitaine (SS-336), or
|Photo from the Photo Essay How To Build A Submarine at Electric Boat Co. New London, Conn.|
Photographer: Bernard Hoffman, courtesy of life.time.com
|493k||Steel under giant rolls being shaped for submarine construction at Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn., circa August 1943,
probably for one of the following boats:
Capitaine (SS-336), or
|NARA FILE #: 80-G-468488, photographed by Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs, USNR. Photo # HD-SN-99-02475, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.|
|571k||Welders work on hull of new submarine at Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn., circa August 1943.
This sub is probably one of the following:
Capitaine (SS-336), or
|NARA FILE #: 80-G-468489, photographed by Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs, USNR. Photo # HD-SN-99-02474, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.|
|47k||Carbonero's (SS-337) emblem screaming from the conning tower, circa 1945.||Photo courtesy of H. F. Carlson, submitted by Gary Carlson.|
|19k||Commemorative postal cover on the occasion of the Carbonero's (SS-337) commissioning, 7 February 1945.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|1.86k||Carbonero (SS-337) circa 1949 with what appears to be the Loon launch ramp on her deck.||Photo # USN 1042975 scanned by Ryan Crierie, via flickr, courtesy of Stephen Gower.|
|827k||Carbonero (AGSS-337), with Loon 821, 26 August 1949.||Photo # USN 48056 scanned by Ryan Crierie, via flickr, courtesy of Stephen Gower.|
|2.48k||Note that the last 2 submarines positions are incorrectly labeled in the photo, but are listed correctly here.
SubRonFive picture 30 December 1949 featuring from upper left corner to right: Florikan (ASR-9), Pomodon (SS-486), Volador (SS-490), Catfish (SS-339), Cusk (SS-348), Diodon (SS-349), Carp (SS-338), Carbonero (SS-337), & Nereus (AS-17).
|Text I.D. courtesy of John Spivey.|
USN photo courtesy of usscusk.com.
|158k||Carbonero (SS-337) firing a Loon missile, 1951.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|NR||GUIDED MISSILES can definitely be launched from a submarine deck. Here's proof: the Carbonero (SS-337) firing a "loon".||Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.|
Photo & text by Evening Star. Evening Star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 12 March 1950, Image 101, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
PDF added 10/12/18.
|1.80k||Carbonero (SS-337) off the south end of Mare Island on trials on 14 February 1952. Note the Loon missile launcher aft of the sail.||USN photo # 11988-2-52, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|208k||Aft plan view looking forward of Carbonero (SS-337) at Mare Island on 18 February 1952. She is outboard of Diodon (SS-349) and Segundo (SS-398) is forward. Note Loon launcher on the after deck.||USN photo # 12023-2-52, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|213k||Forward plan view looking aft of Carbonero (SS-337) at Mare Island on 18 February 1952. She is outboard of Diodon (SS-349) and Guitarro (SS-363), Hardhead (SS-365) and Juneau (CLAA-119) are aft. Note Loon launcher on the after deck.||USN photo # 12024-2-52, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|38k||LCDR J. O. House, Jr. relieves CDR W. P. Murphy of command of Carbonero (SS-337) at Mare Island on 30 September 1953.||USN photo # 18794-9-53, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|278k||Cusk (SS-348) crew photo 1953. |
The boat on the right of the picture (port side of Cusk) is the Spinax (SSR-489). The boat on the left of the photo (starboard side of Cusk) is harder to identify, but it might be the Carbonero (SS-337). The structure on the after deck looks a lot like a Loon missile launch ramp, and Carbonero was the only other boat equipped to fire this missile. However, other photos of Carbonero show the ramp mounted much closer to the conning tower fairwater; her installation was more temporary in nature than Cusk's and she lacked a water-tight hangar.
The Destroyer Hall (DD-583) can be seen in the right rear of the photo.
|Photo courtesy of Vern Maxson, LCDR,USNR-R-RETIRED (SS). Text courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR)|
|372k||Carbonero (SS-337) dockside at Pearl Harbor, HI, 1959.||Photo courtesy of Ron Phillipi.|
|1.34k||This unusual view shows eleven vessels of Submarine Squadron Five (nine submarines, a submarine rescue vessel and a submarine tender) moored side by side for a recent change of command ceremony at San Diego, California. Captain Eugene B. Fluckey, USN, Medal of Honor recipient, relieved Captain Francis B. Scanland, USN, as Commander, Submarine Squadron Five on 1 August 1955. Nested alongside the submarine tender Nereus (AS-17) are: Tunny (SSG-282), Cusk (SS-348), Carbonero (SS-337), Tilefish (SS-307), Spinax (SSR-489), Rock (SSR-274), Remora (SS-487), Catfish (SS-339), and Volador (SS-490), and the submarine rescue vessel, Florikan (ASR-9). Photograph released 3 August 1955.||Photo # USN 681919 courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.|
|681k||Nereus (AS-17) with nine submarines;
and the Submarine Rescue Vessel Florikan (ASR-9) moored alongside at San Diego.
|USN photo from "All Hands" magazine, November 1955, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|1.37k||Fourteen page History & Welcome Aboard the Carbonero (SS-337), circa 1961.||Photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|220k||The Jenkins (DD-447) in Hong Kong Harbor December 1961 next to Carbonero (SS-337).||Photo courtesy of photo taken by Jim Stewart via Fred Willshaw.|
|209k||Port quarter bow view of the Carbonero (SS-337), underway, 1962.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|185k||Carbonero (SS-337), cruising off the coast of Hawaii, 1963.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|182k||Starboard side view of the Carbonero (SS-337), cruising off the coast of Hawaii, 1963.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|48k||Carbonero (SS-337) about to tie up inboard of the Gudgeon (SS-567) at Pearl Harbor, circa 1963.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|220k||LCDR. Horace Madison Leavitt, Jr. was the Commanding Officer of the Carbonero (SS-337) from 9 September 1965 to 27 July 1967.||Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|60k||Carbonero (SS-337) berthing at Victoria Quay, Fremantle - Australia in May 1967.||Text courtesy of Ric Hedman & Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|49k||Making a wide swarth to starboard, Carbonero (SS-337), cruises off the coast of Hawaii, with Diamond Head in the background.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org.|
|52k||Carbonero (SS-337), moored alongside with the oiler Genesee (AOG-8), date and location unknown.||USN photo courtesy of ussubvetsofwwii.org. Photo i.d. courtesy of William F. Fessenden.|
|104k||Artist's conception of the Carbonero (AGSS-337) by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.||Photo courtesy of Navy Yard Associates.|
|120k||The Frigate Bird test of a fully-armed Polaris missile took place in the east-central Pacific on 6 May 1962. The launching ship, Ethan Allen (SSBN-608) was stationed 1,300 miles southeast of the Hawaiian islands and established an aim point some 1,100 miles away – 525 miles east-northeast of Christmas Island, from which most of the support efforts were staged.
Seen through the periscope of Carbonero (SS-337) submerged 25 miles from the aim point, this graphic illustration shows Frigate Bird's mushroom-shaped cloud boiling skyward from its original burst altitude of 11,000 feet. The range clock at the upper right indicates 1433, which was the local time at the launching point. (Local time at the aim point was one hour earlier.)
|Text courtesy of navy.mil.
Photo appeared in an article from the Fall 2004 edition of Undersea Warfare.
Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
|58k||Montage of the end of the Carbonero (SS-337); sunk as a target by Pogy (SSN-647) firing a MK48 torpedo off Pearl Harbor, HI., 27 April 1975.||USN photo courtesy of Bob Shouse.|
|365k||This plaque was unveiled 20 March 1995 by His Excellency Major General P.M. Jeffery OA MC, Governor of Western Australia to commemorate the sacrifices made by Allied submarines that operated out of Fremantle, Western Australia during WW II.||Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
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