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Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 2, Page 4

A History of the Submarines Built at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard

USS Tilefish SS-307
Balao class (No reported postmarks)
Launched October 25, 1943

Upper: Commissioning cover, unknown cachet design artist, Type Fz shipyard shore cancel.
Lower: USS Sandoval Type 2(n) and Type 9ef(nu) cancel, cachet design by Tazewell Nicholson, A.R.V. Carite ship’s cachet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made 6 war patrols in the Pacific during World War II. September 1950 through March 1951 operated in Korean waters. Decommissioned October 1959. Overhauled and recommissioned January 30, 1960; final decommissioning May 1960. Sold to Venezuela, renamed A.R.V. Carite, S-11. Decommissioned 1970 and utilized for spare parts. Played the part of German U-Boat in movie “Murphy’s War” 1969.

 

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