Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 2, Page 8

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

USS Springer SS-414
Balao class (No reported postmarks)
Launched August 3, 1944

Commissioning cover, unknown cachet design artist, Type Fz shipyard shore cancel.












Made 3 war patrols in the Pacific during World War II. Sunk 4 ships for 3,940 tons. Decommissioned 1947 at Mare Island. Modernized and recommissioned September 1960. Decommissioned January 1961 and transferred to Chile. Recommissioned as Thomson, SS-22. Decommissioned 1972 and salvaged for spare parts.


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