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United States submarine Swordfish on the ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on the day of her launching, 1 Apr 1939Destroyer USS Ward off Mare Island, California, Sep 1939. Two years later, this ship would go on to fire the United States’ first shot of the Pacific War.Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 1 of 2Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 2 of 2
United States submarine Swordfish on the ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on the day of her launching, 1 Apr 1939Destroyer USS Ward off Mare Island, California, Sep 1939. Two years later, this ship would go on to fire the United States’ first shot of the Pacific War.Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 1 of 2Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 2 of 2
View of Ways 3 and 4 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1941; note hull section for future USS Wahoo at left of photoAstoriaAstoria off Mare Island Navy Yard, 11 Jul 1941, photo 1 of 2Astoria off Mare Island Navy Yard, 11 Jul 1941, photo 2 of 2
View of Ways 3 and 4 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1941; note hull section for future USS Wahoo at left of photoAstoria's bridge area while at Mare Island Navy Yard, 9 Jul 1941Astoria off Mare Island Navy Yard, 11 Jul 1941, photo 1 of 2Astoria off Mare Island Navy Yard, 11 Jul 1941, photo 2 of 2
Gato-class submarine Silversides sliding down the ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.The moment of christening for the Gato-class submarine Silversides and moments before her launch at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.The party of dignitaries gathered Mare Island Naval Shipyard for the christening and launching of Gato-class submarine Silversides, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.Launching of Trigger, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Oct 1941; note submarine Sunfish and submarine tender Sperry in background
Gato-class submarine Silversides sliding down the ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.The moment of christening for the Gato-class submarine Silversides and moments before her launch at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.The party of dignitaries gathered Mare Island Naval Shipyard for the christening and launching of Gato-class submarine Silversides, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1941.Launching of Trigger, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Oct 1941; note submarine Sunfish and submarine tender Sperry in background
Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1941W. N. Simons and Robert F. Cooke, honorary keel layers of submarine Tunny, posing with the sign at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Nov 1941Lieutenant Commander Creed C. Burlingame at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard for the commissioning of Gato-class submarine Silversides, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Dec 1941.Officers and men of the Gato-class submarine USS Silversides assembled on deck for the boat’s commissioning at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Dec 1941.
Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1941W. N. Simons and Robert F. Cooke, honorary keel layers of submarine Tunny, posing with the sign at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Nov 1941Lieutenant Commander Creed C. Burlingame at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard for the commissioning of Gato-class submarine Silversides, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Dec 1941.Officers and men of the Gato-class submarine USS Silversides assembled on deck for the boat’s commissioning at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Dec 1941.
USS Ballard at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 5 Jan 1942; note submarines under construction, probably Wahoo and WhaleConcord off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Feb 1942Guests at the launching ceremony of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 1 of 4; note submarine Whale nearby
USS Ballard at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 5 Jan 1942; note submarines under construction, probably Wahoo and WhaleConcord off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Feb 1942Guests at the launching ceremony of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 1 of 4; note submarine Whale nearby

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