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  USS Batfish (SS-310) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Batfish (SS/AGSS-310), a Balao-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the batfish, any of several fishes; a pediculate fish of the West Indies, the flying gurnard of the Atlantic, or a California sting ray.
Batfish returned to the United States after the Japanese surrender and following completion of her pre-inactivation overhaul was placed out of commission in reserve at Mare Island Navy Yard 6 April 1946 and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Batfish received the Presidential Unit Citation for her sixth war patrol in the South China Sea during which she sank the three Japanese submarines.
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Batfish lost her chance for glory, however, when the skipper chose to dive rather than use the cover of the heavy seas to close the battleship on the surface.
Batfish ended a barely successful first war patrol on the 24th and headed back through typhoons to Midway where she arrived on the 30th for a fortnight's refit and a week of training.
Batfish suffered one casualty--the pharmacist's mate caught a bullet in the knee while at his post on deck in the surface gun action that ended in the destruction of what proved to be the guardboats Kamoi Maru and No.5 Isuzugawa Maru.
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 Encyclopedia: Nuclear submarine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
USS Albacore was the first vessel to use a teardrop hull.
USS Alligator was the first U.S. Navy sub and the first sub to feature compressed air or air filtration.
For example, Batfish (SS-310) sunk three such equipped submarines in the span of four days.) By the end of the war, the submarines were instead being used to transport supplies to island garrisons.
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 Submarine and U boat Museums, Organizations, News, and Historical Resources
USS Bluegill (SS-242) USS Bluegill made six war patrols, sank or damaged 17 ships for 63,059 tons, captured an island in the South China Sea, survived 369 depth charges, and earned two Navy Unit Commendations.
USS Cavalla (SS-244) Museum On her 1st WW2 patrol this Gato Class Submarine sank the 30,000 ton Japanese Aircraft Carrier Shokaku.
USS Spinax (SS-489) History of this U.S. Tench Class Submarine from WW II and her post war conversion to a SSR Radar Picket Submarine until her decommissioning with a comprehensive section of ships memorabilia.
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Batfish lost her chance for glory, however, when the skipper chose to dive rather than use the cover of the heavy seas to close the battleship on the surface.
Batfish suffered one casualty--the pharmacist's mate caught a bullet in the knee while at his post on deck in the surface gun action that ended in the destruction of what proved to be the guardboats Kamoi Maru and No.5 Isuzugawa Maru.
Batfish was forced to dive and maneuver to evade depth bombing by the convoy's escorts.
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 USS Batfish (SS-310) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On 7 March 1952 Batfish was recommissioned and on 21 April assigned to Submarine Division 122 based at (A town on the westernmost of the Florida keys in the Gulf of Mexico) Key West, (Click link for more info and facts about Fla.) Fla.
She was transferred to the Oklahoma Maritime Advisory Board and towed up the (A river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River) Arkansas River to (A town in eastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas River) Muskogee.
Batfish received the (Click link for more info and facts about Presidential Unit Citation) Presidential Unit Citation for her sixth war patrol in the South China Sea during which she sank the three Japanese submarines.
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 America at War
The Japanese submarine RO-112 is sunk by the submarine USS Batfish (SS-310) in the Philippines.
February 12 - The Japanese submarine RO-113 is sunk by the submarine USS Batfish (SS-310) in the Philippines.
The battleship USS Colorado (BB-45) is damaged by an explosion, the destroyer USS Ammen (DD-527) by a horizontal bomber and the submarine chaser SC-737 by grounding, all in the Okinawa area.
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 Batfish - THE OFFICIAL USS BATFISH (SS 310) WEB SITE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As with all Batfish, the Orbiculate is susceptible to ich.
Batfish, common name for several species of anglers, typically exhibiting a pointed snout and a flattened head and body.
Batfish are prized in the aquarium for their tall fins, which can reach 20 inches The batfish (Platax spp.) is instantly recognizable in the saltwater
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 Don Keith - In the Course of Duty
The USS Batfish, a fleet submarine, is part of an American wolfpack sent to the waters north of the Philippines to intercept the enemy boats.
The pair of officers who stood on Batfish’s bridge used the railing to steady themselves against the slight roll of the waves as they gazed through their binoculars, searching the night for any sign of this unidentified vessel that now shared their portion of the sea.
Batfish, her skipper and her crew were about to go shooting.
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 USS Batfish - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation USS Batfish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
USS Batfish - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation USS Batfish.
Two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Batfish, named in honor of the batfish, any of several fishes; a pediculate fish of the West Indies, the flying gurnard of the Atlantic, or a California sting ray.
* The second Batfish, (SSN-681), was a Sturgeon-class submarine, commissioned in 1972 and struck in 1999.
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 Regional North America United States Government Military Navy Ships Submarines Diesel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park - This is the official site of the historic World War II submarine USS Bowfin, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and dedicated to submarines and submariners around the world.
USS Sea Robin (SS-407) - A WWII diesel-electric submarine, this follows her construction at Portsmouth NH, through three war patrols against Japan, the first submarine to round Cape Horn, and finally her de-commissioning.
USS Tang (SS-563) - The oldest diesel-electric submarine in the Navy and the last operational one in the Atlantic Fleet when she was decommissioned in 1980.
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During the American Civil War, the Union was the first to field a submarine.
However they lacked radar early on (Latter in the war units that were fitted with Radar were in some instances sunk due to the ability to detect their Radar emissions on US Radar Sets.
For example the USS Batfish (SS-310) sunk three such equipped submarines in the span of four days.), were not very maneuverable under water and due to their weak hull they could not dive deep.
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 IT WAS FORTY YEARS AGO
BATFISH (Commander John K. Fyfe) hit first and hardest when in February, operating in Luzon Straits on her sixth war patrol, she encountered three of the enemy's five remaining submarines then operating in Philippine waters.
BATFISH in a deadly three day underwater battle, "relentlessly tracked down the enemy and in three separate, brilliantly executed attacks, launched her torpedoes with devastating speed and skill and demolished" the Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines RO-55, RO-112, and RO-113.
As BATFISH began her swing, the flness burst with flame a column rocketing skyward at least a thousand feet.
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 Information about batfish - Thailand diving, Koh Samui Island and dive site information. ABCDivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The USS Batfish is now commanded by visitors to Muskogee, Oklahoma 's War Memorial Park.
The USS Batfish is one of those that served and survived,
The USS Batfish Submarine and Military Museum is one of Muskogee's unique attractions.
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 USS Batfish SS-310 Profile
Batfish sank three enemy submarines and 11 other enemy vessels during her tenure in battle.
As a result of this record, the Batfish and her crew were highly decorated with 9 Battle Stars, 1 Navy Cross, 4 Silver Stars, and 10 Bronze Stars.
The Batfish hosts special ceremonies during the Veteran's Day and May 5th of each year brings the U.S.S. Batfish survivors together for a reunion.
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 Submarine Photo Index
Batfish (SS-310), during her shakedown period off the New England coast, 30 Sept 1943.
Officers salute as the colors are lowered on Batfish (SS-310) at the end of her decomissioning ceremony at Mare Island on 16 April 1946.
The submarine Batfish (SS-310) scourge of the Pacific during WW II, is listing to port and in danger of slipping her moorings.
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 Uss batfish - Submarine Photo Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
USS Batfish (SSN-681), a Sturgeon-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the batfish, any of several fishes: a
The U.S.S. Batfish is one of those that served and survived, being de-commissioned at the end of the war, and re-commissioned for active duty during the
USS Batfish (SS-310) Batfish (SS-310), at Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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 Batfish / USS Batfish SS-310 WWII / book club / Hughston E. Lowder, Jack Scott / Submarine Book Store
Hughston Lowder was a radioman and soundman aboard USS Batfish (SS-310) in World War II and served aboard the sub from the very beginning.
Batfish was constructed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in New Hampshire, launched May 5, 1943 and commissioned on August 21, 1943.
Batfish sank 14 Japanese ships damaging three others during her seven exciting war patrols.
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 Batfish Memorial Foundation
The Foundation was established to raise funds to provide for the maintenance and preservation of the USS Batfish (SS-310) Memorial for future generations and remembrance of all those Oklahomans who have served in the military of the United States.
The new deck wood has been purchased and is in storage at the USS Batfish.
The USS Batfish SS-310 Memorial is open annually: March 15th thru October 15th.
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 Uss batfish - USSVI - Memorials by State - Oklahoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
USS Barbero (SSG-317) · USS Batfish (SSN-681) - This page is intended as a resource for anyone associated with the USS Batfish (SSN-681).
The Heroic Mission of the USS Batfish Don Keith - Author During the night, the submarine USS Batfish engaged the enemy.
USS Batfish earned nine battle stars for her World War II service in the Pacific.
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 Reserve Training Submarines - SubmarineSailor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
USS Crevalle or USS Cabrilla was at Orange to be sent to Galveston as a Memorial boat, but when Cavalla arrived it was decided that she was in better shape and she was sent to Galveston instead.
USS Shad (SS 235) was berthed there [Salem MA] as a Reserve boat until late 1959 when it was delivered to NSY Boston for sale and scrapping.
USS Shad (SS 235) was berthed there as a Reserve boat until late 1959 when it was delivered to NSY Boston for sale and scrapping.
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 Articles - Submarine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The former has an effect of reducing the available torpedoes a submarine can carry, while the latter requires it to be reloaded by a submarine tender or by returning to port.
On February 18, 1864 Hunley sank USS Housatonic in the Charleston Harbor, the first time a submarine successfully sank another ship, though she sank in the same engagement shortly after signaling her success.
In this case the submarine depicted is the USS Columbia (SSN-771), an actual Los Angeles class submarine commissioned in 1995.
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 USS Batfish (SS-310) - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation USS Batfish (SS-310)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
USS Batfish (SS-310) - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation USS Batfish (SS-310).
Here you will find more informations about USS Batfish (SS-310).
On 7 March 1952 Batfish was recommissioned and on 21 April assigned to Submarine Division 122 based at Key West, Fla., to carry out training duty.
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 USS Bashaw (SS-241) - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation USS Bashaw (SS-241)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
USS Bashaw (SS-241) - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation USS Bashaw (SS-241).
Here you will find more informations about USS Bashaw (SS-241).
USS Bashaw (SS/SSK/AGSS-241), a Gato-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the bashaw, a catfish.
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In 1866 the steamship SS England suffered an outbreak of cholera.
SS Robin Trust is an arts and education charity based onboard the world's oldest The Trust runs the SS Robin Gallery, a new centre for documentary
The Waffen SS had a reputation for committing war crimes in occupied territory.
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 Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - USS Batfish
USS Batfish earned nine battle stars for her World War II service in the Pacific.
Decommissioned shortly after WW II, Batfish was recommissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard on March 7, 1952, as the Korean War intensified.
A year later she was towed to New Orleans for use as a moored naval reserve training vessel until stricken from the Navy list in 1969.
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 Uss batfish - USS Batfish SS-310 Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The other unlikely attraction in town is the USS Batfish, a WWII-era submarine moored in the Oklahoma grass, 3500 Batfish Rd (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri,
A batfish is any of several fishes: a pediculate fish of the West Indies, the flying gurnard of the Atlantic, or a California
USS Batfish (Muskogee, Oklahoma) was not visited because the owners could not be located.
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 Second Commission
CURRY Joseph Carroll QM1(SS) 30 Jan 52 Red for dut fm: USS BLENNY (SS-324) 17 Dec 52 Tran to USS CHIVO (SS-341) for duty 19 Dec 52 Rec for dut fm: USS CHIVO (SS-341) 28 Mar 53 Tran to: USS BUSHNELL (AS-15) for duty.
DENSON Fred W. 21 Sep 53 Rec for dut fm: USS IREX (SS-482) 11 Mar 55 Tran to: USS BATFISH (SS-310) FFT USS QUILLBACK (SS-424) for duty.
NEWTON A. 15 Dec 53 Rec for TAD fm: USS QUILLBACK (SS-424) 18 Dec 53 Tran to: USS QUILLBACK (SS-424) TAD compl.
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 USSVI - Memorials by State - Oklahoma
USS SNOOK SS-279 - One of the "lost boats"
Look for the BATFISH sign on the left.
Built by the Electric Boat Company and launched on 21 May 1935, the Shark was commissioned in 1936.
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 USS Batfish SS-310
A batfish is any of several fishes: a pediculate fish of the West Indies, the flying gurnard of the Atlantic, or a California sting ray.
Acoupa (S~310) was renamed Batflsh 24 September 1942: launched 5 l~ay 1~3 by Portsmouth Navy Yard; sponsored by Mrs A. Fortier; and commissioned 91 August 1943, Lieutenant Commander W. Merrill in command.
Batfish's war operations span a period from 11 December 1943 to 2G August 1945 during which she completed six war patrols.
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 En Verden i flammer - Danmarks guide til 2. Verdenskrig på Internettet
USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine that is open for visitors daily at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.
December 7th, 1941 the USS Arizona was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
The USS Charles Ausburne (DD 570), Flagship of the famed "Little Beaver" Squadron, is a 2100 ton destroyer of the FLETCHER class.
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