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4 Sep 1937

United States
  • USS Pollack arrived at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, ending her shakedown cruise in the Caribbean Sea. ww2dbase [Pollack | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
13 Sep 1939

United States
  • The wreck of USS Squalus was raised in the Isles of Shoals off northeastern United States and towed to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States for repairs. ww2dbase [Sailfish | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
15 Nov 1939

United States
  • USS Squalus was decommissioned from service at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Sailfish | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
6 Dec 1940

United States
  • The keel of submarine Flying Fish was laid down by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
31 Mar 1941

United States
  • The keel of submarine Haddock was laid down at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Haddock | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
9 Jul 1941

United States
  • Submarine Flying Fish was launched at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by the wife of US Navy Admiral Husband Kimmel. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
20 Oct 1941

United States
  • Submarine Haddock was launched at at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by the wife of William H. Allen. ww2dbase [Haddock | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Oct 1941
Launching ceremony of Haddock, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 20 Oct 1941Sponsor Mrs. Allen and Maid of Honor Mrs. Rossell at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 20 Oct 1941Submarine Haddock shortly after launching, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 20 Oct 1941
8 Dec 1941

United States
  • The keel of submarine Runner was laid down at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Runner (Gato-class) | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
30 May 1942

United States
  • Submarine Runner was launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by the wife of John H. Newton. ww2dbase [Runner (Gato-class) | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
29 Oct 1942

United States
  • Submarine Cisco was laid down at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Cisco | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
12 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 12 Nov 1942
Launching ceremony of USS Billfish, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 12 Nov 1942
24 Dec 1942

United States
  • Submarine Cisco was launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by Mrs. A. C. Bennett through her proxy Mrs. N. Robertson. ww2dbase [Cisco | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Dec 1942
Launching of submarine Cabrilla, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 24 Dec 1942
9 Apr 1943

United States
  • The keel of submarine Parche was laid down at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Parche | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
14 Jul 1943

United States
  • The keel of Sterlet was laid down at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Sterlet | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
24 Jul 1943

United States
  • Submarine Parche was launched at Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by Miss Betty Russell, daughter of US District Judge and former US Navy Judge Advocate General Robert Lee Russell. ww2dbase [Parche | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
27 Oct 1943

United States
  • Sterlet was launched at Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by the wife of Charles A. Plumley. ww2dbase [Sterlet | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1943
Piranha
8 Mar 1944

United States
  • The keel of submarine Sennet was laid down at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Sennet | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
6 Jun 1944

United States
  • Submarine Sennet was launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by the wife of Roscoe W. Downs. ww2dbase [Sennet | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
9 Aug 1944

United States
  • USS Tirante was launched at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Tirante | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
19 Apr 1945

United States
  • Dixie Kiefer was made Commander, Naval Air Bases, First Naval District in Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine, United States, with additional duty as Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Station at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States. ww2dbase [Dixie Kiefer | Kittery, Maine | DS]
4 Aug 1945

United States
  • USS Bergall arrived at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Bergall | Kittery, Maine | CPC]
18 Mar 1953

United States
  • USS Croaker was decommissioned from service at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine, United States for conversion into a hunter-killer submarine. ww2dbase [Croaker | Kittery, Maine | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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