Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 1, Page 3

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

USS Nautilus SS-168 (Ex V-6)
Narwhal (renamed) class
Renamed February 19, 1931 and designation changed to SS-168 July 1, 1933

Upper: USS Nautilus Type 5ks(C) postmark (Used until June 1931 after named changed to Nautilus)
Lower: Very early USS Nautilus Type 5hks cancel

Made 14 war patrols during World War II in the Pacific, sinking 6 enemy ships. First mission during the Battle of Midway in June 1942 when credited with helping sink damaged Japanese carrier Soryu. Carried Marine assault and reconnaissance teams on several patrols. Decommissioned June 30, 1945 and sold for scrap.

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