Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 2, Page 3

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

USS Tang SS-306
Balao class
Launched August 17, 1943

Upper: Commissioning cover, unknown cachet design artist, Type Fz shipyard shore cancel.
Lower: Cover commemorating loss of Tang, cachet design by Budd Arrington, Mare Island hand stamp cancel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made five war patrols in the Pacific during World War II. Second on the honor roll (ships sunk) with 24 and 4th on the honor roll (tonnage) with 93,824 tons. Under command of Commander Richard O’Kane on all patrols, he would receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions on the last patrol. On October 24, 1944, the last torpedo on board was fired which made a circular run, sinking the submarine. There were nine survivors, including Commander O’Kane.

 

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