Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 1, Page 6

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

USS Swordfish SS-193
Sargo class
Launched April 1, 1939

Upper: Launch cover, USS Pompano Type 3(AC-BBT) cancels, cachet design by Martin Aden.
Lower: Commissioning cover, cachet design sponsored by Lloyd Nace, shipyard machine postmark.















Displacement 2,350 tons, 299′ length, one deck gun. Made thirteen war patrols in the Pacific during World War II, sinking 12 ships. February 1942 evacuated President of the Philippines and family from Luzon. Last patrol began December 22, 1944, last heard from January 3, 1945, lost to unknown causes.


Intro    TOC    Synopsis    Frame 1   Frame 2    Frame 3

  1       3       5    6   7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    >

Shopping Cart

Your shopping cart is empty

Cover of the Month:
USS Tutuila (PR-4)
Cover by
Steve Shay (#L-10821)
See What's New in the
USCS Online Store

New products are now available in our online store. Make sure your collection is up to date. Use the Search above to find a specific item you want!
Become a Part of USCS