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|86k||The Remora (SS-487) was sponsored by Mrs. T. W. Samuels, III. She christened the boat with Champagne, and not Straight Bourbon Whisky from the Samuels Family that is now known for "Maker's Mark".||Photo courtesy of whiskeyuniv.com.|
With help from Colonel CRaig Duncan, Whiskey University Professor, Senior Chartered Master Bourbon Taster, Executive Bourbon Steward.
|394k||Ex. Governor John H. Bartlett and Governor Charles M. Dale of New Hampshire at launching of Remora (SS-487) at Navy Yard,Portsmouth, N.H. 12 July 1945.||National Archives Identifier: 12562929
Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
|579k||Remora (SS-487) rides the waves down the ways at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H. 12 July 1945.||USN photo # 80-G-448567 from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|23k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the Remora's (SS-487) launching at Portsmouth Navy Yard,Portsmouth, N.H. ME, 12 July 1945.||Courtesy of petloveshack.com.|
|174k||This photo of the shears of the Remora (SS-487) was taken 7 February 1946. This looks very much like a late wartime boat. A latest model of the "SJ" radar is installed along with a base for a whip antenna mounted on the "SV" mast housing. Mounted on the left of the life ring is a flare pot and to the right is a mounting for a machine gun. Note the camoflauge paint applied to the face of the bridge and number one scope housing.||USN Archive photo # 19-N-92667. Photo and text courtesy of The Floating Drydock, Fleet Subs of WW II", by Thomas F. Walkowiak.|
|946k||Remora (SS-487) 135 deg stern view off N.B. Portsmouth N.H., 18 February 1946.||USN photo # 182-46, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|112k||Stern view of Remora (SS-487) off Mare Island on 20 October 1947. She was departing for sea trials after her Guppy II conversion at Mare Island which ran from 14 February to 18 November 1947.||USN photo # 1918-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|115k||Bow on view of Remora (SS-487) departing Mare Island on 20 October 1947. She was departing for initial sea trials after her Guppy II conversion at Mare Island which ran from 14 February to 18 November 1947.||USN photo # 1922-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|496k||Broadside view of Remora (SS-487) off Mare Island on 20 October 1947.||USN photo # 1919-10-47, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|137k||Remora (SS-487) moored to the Charr (SS-328), San Diego, CA, 1949, as part of Submarine Squadron 3.||Photo courtesy of Ric Hedman, & dedicated to the memory of Master Chief Petty Officer Charles (Monty) M. Montgomery. Thanks to Chief Petty Officer Joe Phoenix.|
|47k||Capt. Frederick L. Taeusch was the Commanding Officer of the Remora (SS-487) in 1950.||Official photograph of the U.S. Navy courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|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|
|283k||2 photo PDF of the sand blasting operation aboard Remora (SS-487) on 6 September 1956 at Mare Island Navy Yard.||USN photos courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|198k||Remora (SS-487) highline transfer to Charr (SS-328).||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|226k|| Busy piers at lower base in Groton shows a few SSKs, 1957.
From left to right, unidentifed sub,
Sea Owl (SS-405),
& Sea Robin (SS-407), & Piper (SS-409).
The rest of the subs are too far away for positive identification.
|Text courtesy of Dave Johnston (USNR). Photo i.d. courtesy of Mike Brood. USN photo courtesy of Submarine Force Library, courtesy of Ken Hart.|
|1.17k||Starboard side view of the Remora (SS-487) prior to her Guppy III conversion in 1962.||Photo from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum via Darryl L. Baker.
Photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
|109k||Remora (SS-487) leaving Pearl Harbor after a 7 month GUPPY III conversion which lengthened her hull by 15 feet and her conning tower by 5 feet, circa 1962.||Text courtesy of DANFS.
Photo courtesy of ussremora.com/
|1.9k||Cusk (SSG-348) and Remora (SS-487) in 1963.|
What might be an SSK (Bashaw (SSK-241), Bluegill (SSK-242) or Bream (SSK-243)) is bringing up the rear.
|Photo i.d. courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).
USN photo courtesy of flickr.com via Stephen Gower.
|817k||Circa 1960's photo of the Remora (SS-487) on the low seas.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|532k||Tai Sing Loo Jr meets Remora (SS-487) at Pearl Harbor.||USN photo # 182-46, courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|311k||Remora (SS-487) approaching dock with tug assistance, at Vancouver BC on 25 June 1965.||Walter E. Frost Photographer, Source: City of Vancouver Archives, Photo No. AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-7746 courtey of Mike Green.|
|405k||Five page circa late 1960's Welcome Aboard the Remora (SS-487) PDF.||PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|52k||Remora (SS-487) dockside at Valletta, Malta, 1970.||Courtesy of ussremora.com|
|163k||Bow on view of a West Coast Remora (SS-487) alongside a destroyer.||Photo courtesy of John Hummel, USN (Retired).|
|119k||Remora (SS-487) following her commissioning into the Greek Navy as Katsonis (S-115), circa 1974.||Official Hellenic Navy picture, courtesy of Tony Vrailas.|
|164k||Katsonis (S-115) in pierside receiving some T.L.C.||Photo courtesy of militaryphotos.net. via photoship.co.uk & Cneyt Demir.|
|155k||Katsonis (S-115) at the ships disassembly zone, Izmir, Aliaga, Turkey.
Aliaga contains a shipbreaking yard, so I assume Katsonis was sold to a third party which sent it there. I'm surprised that it was not sunk in an exercise. Perhaps it was not HN's practice at that time.
|Text & photo courtesy of militaryphotos.net. via Cneyt Demir.|
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