Growler sponsor Mrs. Lucile L. Ghormley, wife of Vice-Admiral Robert L. Ghormley, and Rear Admiral Charles A. Dunn at the christening and launching of the submarine Growler, Groton, Connecticut, 22 Nov 1941.Submarine Growler being launched at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 22 Nov 1941.Tug boats towing the submarine Growler to the fitting out piers after being launched at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 22 Nov 1941.Submarine Growler at the fitting out piers at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 30 Dec 1941. Note Growler’s extended mine cutting gear above the suspended wooden planks.
Growler sponsor Mrs. Lucile L. Ghormley, wife of Vice-Admiral Robert L. Ghormley, and Rear Admiral Charles A. Dunn at the christening and launching of the submarine Growler, Groton, Connecticut, 22 Nov 1941.Submarine Growler being launched at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 22 Nov 1941.Tug boats towing the submarine Growler to the fitting out piers after being launched at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 22 Nov 1941.Submarine Growler at the fitting out piers at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 30 Dec 1941. Note Growler’s extended mine cutting gear above the suspended wooden planks.
Submarine Growler off Groton, Connecticut, United States for some pre-commissioning trials, 21 Feb 1942. Photo 1 of 2.Submarine Growler off Groton, Connecticut, United States for some pre-commissioning trials, 21 Feb 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Lt Cmdr Howard W Gilmore, commander of the submarine USS Growler in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii upon receiving his first Navy Cross for an attack on three warships within the Kiska Island anchorage in the Aleutians, Jul 1942.Aerial view of drydocks at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 28 Jul 1942. By this time the drydock facilities had doubled since the air attack. Note that, unlike in 1941, the drydocks are protected with anti-torpedo booms.
Submarine Growler off Groton, Connecticut, United States for some pre-commissioning trials, 21 Feb 1942. Photo 1 of 2.Submarine Growler off Groton, Connecticut, United States for some pre-commissioning trials, 21 Feb 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Lt Cmdr Howard W Gilmore, commander of the submarine USS Growler in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii upon receiving his first Navy Cross for an attack on three warships within the Kiska Island anchorage in the Aleutians, Jul 1942.Aerial view of drydocks at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 28 Jul 1942. By this time the drydock facilities had doubled since the air attack. Note that, unlike in 1941, the drydocks are protected with anti-torpedo booms.
Inspection of USS Growler’s damaged bow while nested alongside sub-tender USS Fulton at Capricorn Wharf, New Farm Submarine Base, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 17 Feb 1943.USS Growler’s damaged bow after a collision, New Farm Submarine Base, Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 17 Feb 1943. Note the Colonial Sugar Refinery dead ahead of Growler while her bow points toward Hawthorne across the river.Bullet hole through USS Growler’s main hatch sustained 7 Feb 1943. Photo taken at the New Farm Submarine Base, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, mid-Feb 1943.Bullet holes marked for repair on the fairwater of USS Growler while at the New Farm Submarine Base, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, mid-Feb 1943.
Inspection of USS Growler’s damaged bow while nested alongside sub-tender USS Fulton at Capricorn Wharf, New Farm Submarine Base, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 17 Feb 1943.USS Growler’s damaged bow after a collision, New Farm Submarine Base, Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 17 Feb 1943. Note the Colonial Sugar Refinery dead ahead of Growler while her bow points toward Hawthorne across the river.Bullet hole through USS Growler’s main hatch sustained 7 Feb 1943. Photo taken at the New Farm Submarine Base, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, mid-Feb 1943.Bullet holes marked for repair on the fairwater of USS Growler while at the New Farm Submarine Base, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, mid-Feb 1943.
USS Growler’s bow with the damaged sections removed prior to a replacement bow being fitted into place at the South Brisbane Drydock, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Apr 1943. Note crumpled sections.USS Growler’s replacement bow being lowered into place at the South Brisbane Drydock, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Apr 1943.USS Growler departing Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with her freshly refitted replacement bow, 5 May 1943. Note deck gun forward of the conning tower when it had been aft prior to this refit.
USS Growler’s bow with the damaged sections removed prior to a replacement bow being fitted into place at the South Brisbane Drydock, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Apr 1943. Note crumpled sections.USS Growler’s replacement bow being lowered into place at the South Brisbane Drydock, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Apr 1943.USS Growler departing Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with her freshly refitted replacement bow, 5 May 1943. Note deck gun forward of the conning tower when it had been aft prior to this refit.
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