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Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 1, Page 4

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

USS Pompano SS-181
Porpoise class
Launched March 11, 1937

Upper: Launch cover, cachet design by Martin Aden, Mare Island Navy Yard employee, shipyard machine postmark.
Lower: First day Postal Service cover, USS Pompano Type 3(AC-BBT) cancel, cachet sponsored by Dr. S. E. Hutnick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Displacement 1,997 tons, 301′ length, one deck gun. Made seven war patrols in the Pacific during World War II sinking 5 ships. On seventh patrol, departed Midway Island August 20, 1943 and was never heard from again. Probably lost to enemy mines.

 

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