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Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 2, Page 5

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

USS Spadefish SS-411
Balao class
Launched January 8, 1944

Commissioning cover, unknown cachet design artist, Type Fz shipyard shore cancel. Note misspelling of “Spadefish.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made 5 war patrols in the Pacific during World War II. Tied for 4th (ships sunk) with 21, 6th on the honor roll (tonnage) 88,091 tons. Sunk 10,000 ton tanker on first patrol and 21,000 ton escort carrier, Jinyo, on second. Decommissioned at Mare Island in May 1946 and scrapped in 1967.

 

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