29 Nov 1937

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30 Nov 1941

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23 Jul 1942

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7 Dec 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 7 Dec 1942
Submarine Bowfin sponsor Mrs. Jane Gawne, Rear Admiral Thomas Withers, and Bowfin Maid of honor Miss Christine Gawne stand ready to christen the boat prior to her launch at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, 7 Dec 1942.Launching of submarine Bowfin, 7 Dec 1942, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States.
1 May 1943

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  • Submarine USS Bowfin was commissioned at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire with Commander Joseph H. Willingham in command. ww2dbase [Bowfin | Portsmouth, New Hampshire | DS]
Photo(s) dated 1 May 1943
Commander Joseph Willingham reading his orders to assume command of submarine USS Bowfin at her commissioning, 1 May 1943, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States.
6 Sep 1945

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14 Sep 1945

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20 Oct 1945

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8 Apr 1948

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7 Jun 1953

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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