Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 1, Page 14

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

USS Tunny SS-282
Gato class (No reported postmarks)
Launched June 3, 1942

Upper: Keel laying cover, design by Dr. S.E. Hutnick, shipyard machine postmark.
Lower: Ship’s rubber stamp cachet and corner card, submarine base machine postmark.
















Made nine war patrols in the Pacific during World War II. Sank six ships, total 26,837 tons. Decommissioned December 1945, recommissioned February 1952, decommissioned in April. Recommissioned March 1953 as SSG-282, after conversion to nuclear Regulus guided missiles. Redesignated SS-282 in 1965 after Regulus phase out, converted to troop carrying submarine in 1966, redesignated APSS-282. Operated off Vietnam 1967. Reclassified as LPSS-282 in 1968, decommissioned June 28, 1969 and sunk as mobile target 1970.


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