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Gato-class submarine Silversides sliding down the ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.The moment of christening for the Gato-class submarine Silversides and moments before her launch at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.
Gato-class submarine Silversides sliding down the ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.The moment of christening for the Gato-class submarine Silversides and moments before her launch at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.
The party of dignitaries gathered Mare Island Naval Shipyard for the christening and launching of Gato-class submarine Silversides, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.Lieutenant Commander Creed C. Burlingame at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard for the commissioning of Gato-class submarine Silversides, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Dec 1941.
The party of dignitaries gathered Mare Island Naval Shipyard for the christening and launching of Gato-class submarine Silversides, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.Lieutenant Commander Creed C. Burlingame at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard for the commissioning of Gato-class submarine Silversides, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Dec 1941.
Officers and men of the Gato-class submarine USS Silversides assembled on deck for the boat’s commissioning at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Dec 1941.Gato-class submarine USS Silversides during trials off Mare Island, San Pablo Bay, California, United States, 31 Mar 1942. Photo 1 of 2.
Officers and men of the Gato-class submarine USS Silversides assembled on deck for the boat’s commissioning at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Dec 1941.Gato-class submarine USS Silversides during trials off Mare Island, San Pablo Bay, California, United States, 31 Mar 1942. Photo 1 of 2.
Gato-class submarine USS Silversides during trials off Mare Island, San Pablo Bay, California, United States, 31 Mar 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Commanding officer of Gato-class submarine USS Silversides Lieutenant Commander C.C. Burlingame on the bridge in foul weather gear with a corn-cob pipe, sometime in 1942.
Gato-class submarine USS Silversides during trials off Mare Island, San Pablo Bay, California, United States, 31 Mar 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Commanding officer of Gato-class submarine USS Silversides Lieutenant Commander C.C. Burlingame on the bridge in foul weather gear with a corn-cob pipe, sometime in 1942.
Emergency surgery being performed in the wardroom of the Gato-class submarine USS Silversides while at sea, 22 Dec 1942. The procedure was performed not by a surgeon but by Pharmacists Mate 1c Thomas Moore.Properly marked Japanese hospital ship Asahi Maru as seen through the periscope of Gato-class submarine USS Silversides south of Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 4 Jan 1943.
Emergency surgery being performed in the wardroom of the Gato-class submarine USS Silversides while at sea, 22 Dec 1942. The procedure was performed not by a surgeon but by Pharmacists Mate 1c Thomas Moore.Properly marked Japanese hospital ship Asahi Maru as seen through the periscope of Gato-class submarine USS Silversides south of Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, 4 Jan 1943.
Conning tower and periscope shears of Gato-class submarine USS Silversides as seen from submarine tender USS Fulton, Apra Harbor, Guam, 18 Aug 1945.A 1950s portrait of United States Navy Captain John C. Nichols. As Commander Nichols, he was the third and final commanding officer of Gato-class submarine USS Silversides from 1944 to 1946.
Conning tower and periscope shears of Gato-class submarine USS Silversides as seen from submarine tender USS Fulton, Apra Harbor, Guam, 18 Aug 1945.A 1950s portrait of United States Navy Captain John C. Nichols. As Commander Nichols, he was the third and final commanding officer of Gato-class submarine USS Silversides from 1944 to 1946.
A 1960s portrait of United States Navy Rear Admiral John S. “Jack” Coye. As Lieutenant Commander Coye, he was the second commanding officer of the Gato-class submarine USS Silversides from 1943 to 1944.Museum ship and National Landmark Gato-class submarine Silversides in full dress for the United States Navy’s Submarine Centennial at Muskegon, Michigan, United States, 3 June 2000.
A 1960s portrait of United States Navy Rear Admiral John S. “Jack” Coye. As Lieutenant Commander Coye, he was the second commanding officer of the Gato-class submarine USS Silversides from 1943 to 1944.Museum ship and National Landmark Gato-class submarine Silversides in full dress for the United States Navy’s Submarine Centennial at Muskegon, Michigan, United States, 3 June 2000.
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