DIESEL BOATS USA

UNDER CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT OF TΠ

Until USS Natulus was operational, ALL submarines regardless of origion were “Smoke Bosts”…..certainly none were nuclear powered.   I will restrict info here to United States submarines, warships only.

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USS Queenfish AGSS 393     CIRCA 1960

I qualified in Queenfish in December 1961….a time when most US submarines were diesel powered.   The nuclear boats were few but growing in numbers rapidly as we focused on the Cold War.  Essentially American submarines were the key to the victory over the USSR which fell in 1989 (approximately).  Diesel boats played an important role in the “HOT” war – Viet Nam working in Special Operations with UDT/SEALS throughout South East Asia.

 

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“Smoke Boat” setting colors – JAP kills WWII.

 

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German WWII U- Boat…Kills Merchant In North Atlantic

 

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ForwardTorpedo Room – shetch. WWII Fleet Boat.

  Note Sailor in “Rack” left above.  I had a Rack in Forward Torpedo Room on SS 393.

 

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WWII Fleet Boat Sketch -Control Room – Diving Control Station.

 

 

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