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    I'm gonna try to break down into several catagories the different fleet boats that are still around.

    First, which ones ARE still around?

    USS Batfish - Muskogee, OK
    USS Becuna - Philadelphia, PA
    USS Bowfin - Honolulu, HI
    USS Cavalla - Galveston, TX
    USS Clamagore - Mt. Pleasant, SC
    USS ***** - Manitowic, WI
    USS Cod - Cleveland, OH
    USS Croaker - Buffalo, NY
    USS Drum - Mobile, AL
    USS Ling - Hackensack, NJ
    USS Lionfish - Fall River, MA
    USS Pampanito - San Francisco, CA
    USS Razorback - Little Rock, AR
    USS Requin - Pittsburgh, PA
    USS Silversides - Muskegon, MI
    USS Torsk - Baltimore, MD

    All but Clamagore, Ling, and Requin served in the Pacific during WW2.

    Becuna (EB sail)(GUPPY 1A)
    Cavalla (EB sail)(SSK)
    Clamagore (Atl sail)(GUPPY 3)
    Croaker (EB sail)(SSK)
    Razorback (Atl sail)(GUPPY 2A)
    Requin (Atl sail)(Fleet Snorkel)
    Torsk (PNY sail)(Fleet Snorkel)

    all underwent GUPPY, Snorkel, or SSK modification.

    Batfish, Cavalla, and Drum are no longer in the water.

    3"/50 deck gun
    *****

    4"/50 deck gun
    Ling
    Pampanito
    Silversides

    5"/25 deck gun
    Batfish
    Bowfin
    Cod
    Drum
    Lionfish

    40mm Bofors
    Batfish
    Cod (2)


    20mm Oerlikon
    Ling (2)

    40mm and 20mm
    Bowfin
    *****
    Drum
    Lionfish
    Pampanito
    Silversides

    Of the GUPPY/Snorkel subs, there were 3 different sail types.

    The Electric Boat sail (EB sail):



    The Portsmouth Sail (PNY sail):



    The High Atlantic Sail (Atl sail):


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    Good information, Wh1skea.

    Speaking of the Cod, have you seen the video of them firing the gun recently? Great footage.

    http://www.wkyc.com/video/player.aspx?aid=44480&bw=


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    Originally posted by wh1skea:
    USS ***** - Manitowic, WI
    Seeing the reference to Manitowoc WI boats (always been my favorites in SHCE) makes me wish the Great Lakes were on the SH4 map so I could do sea trials off Manitowoc. Of course the Panama Canal is missing too... (just thinking out loud, sorry) Haven't seen ***** yet but I'd really like to someday.

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    Originally posted by aanker:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wh1skea:
    USS ***** - Manitowic, WI
    Seeing the reference to Manitowoc WI boats (always been my favorites in SHCE) makes me wish the Great Lakes were on the SH4 map so I could do sea trials off Manitowoc. Of course the Panama Canal is missing too... (just thinking out loud, sorry) Haven't seen ***** yet but I'd really like to someday.

    Art </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



    Have been there with my son, Art. A gentleman named Jerry Calenberg gave us a personal tour of the *****. Bt the end of the tour, my sons were asking more questions than I was.


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    I saw the *****, briefly, when I was 17 (back in 1999). My mom was a truck driver at the time, and made a delivery to the warehouse across the river from the *****. When I woke up and looked out the windshield of the truck, I saw her. I told my mom I was gonna be right back, ran across the bridge, and stared in total awe.

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    Originally posted by tambor198:
    Have been there with my son, Art. A gentleman named Jerry Calenberg gave us a personal tour of the *****. Bt the end of the tour, my sons were asking more questions than I was.
    Jerry wrote a book called ***** at war. He used the patrol reports and interviewed many of the WWII vets that were on her. A very good read. You can get it from the gift shop and if you call to order it, they will have Jerry autograph it.

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    Originally posted by aanker:

    Seeing the reference to Manitowoc WI boats (always been my favorites in SHCE) makes me wish the Great Lakes were on the SH4 map so I could do sea trials off Manitowoc. Of course the Panama Canal is missing too... (just thinking out loud, sorry) Haven't seen ***** yet but I'd really like to someday.

    Art


    In my case, I have been to *****, though it's been many years.
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    Originally posted by tambor198:
    Have been there with my son, Art. A gentleman named Jerry Calenberg gave us a personal tour of the *****. Bt the end of the tour, my sons were asking more questions than I was.
    Cool that you met Jerry! I miss him. He's probably around somewhere using an alias. lol

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    i actually saw a glimpse personally at USS Pampanito. Sorry, no pictures. Nice fleet boat. Found it around at fisherman's wharf in San Francisco with some other warships. I didn't have the time to visit it.
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    After dgrayson's visit to USS Torsk, I feel this thread needs a BUMP

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