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Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 1, Page 8

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

USS Gudgeon SS-211
Tambor class
Launched January 25, 1941

Upper: Launch cover, cachet design by Martin Aden, shipyard machine postmark.
Lower: Commissioning cover, cachet design by Martin Aden, USS Tuna Type 3r(A-BTB) cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made twelve war patrols in the Pacific during World War II, 15th on the honor roll (tonnage) of American submarines sinking 12 ships for 71,000 tons. Sinking of 17,520 ton transport was one of the largest ships sunk by an American submarine. Became the first US submarine to sink an enemy vessel during the war, sinking Japanese submarine I-173. Last patrol began April 4, 1944. She was never heard from or seen again.

 

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