Picture Page for Top Ten US Navy Submarine Captains in WW2
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USS Seahorse, Slade Cutter's command
Officers and crew of USS Seahorse at Pearl Harbor 1944
Battle flag for USS Seahorse. Slade Cutter's submarine
Slade D Cutter as footballer
Richard O'Kane's command. USS Tang.
Sunk by the return of her own torpedo in Formosa Channel,
25th. of October 1944. and O'Kane taken a POW by Japanese.
Submarine USS Barb's final WW2 Battle Flag.
USS Barb’s final battle flag at the end of World War II presents a symbolic record of the boat’s many wartime accomplishments and significant awards won by its crew.
Across the top are represented the six Navy Crosses, 23 Silver Stars, and 23 Bronze Stars bestowed on individual crew members during the war, as well as the Presidential Unit Citation and the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to then-CMDR Fluckey. The 34 merchant ships sunk or damaged by Barb are denoted by white flags with either solid or hollow red suns in the center – or in one case by a German Nazi flag emblematic of a tanker sunk in the Atlantic. Rising sun flags represent the five Japanese warships sunk or damaged by the ship, and the largest of these (top center) symbolizes the Unyo, a 22,500-ton escort carrier. The small merchant flags with the superimposed numeral “7” each represent seven smaller victims of less than 500 tons each.
The gun and rocket symbols record significant shore bombardments of Japanese targets, such as factories, canneries, building yards, and a large air base. Most unusual is the representation of a train at the middle bottom, which commemorates the occasion when a landing party from Barb went ashore to destroy a 16-car train by putting scuttling charges under the tracks. This was the sole landing by U.S. military forces on Japanese homeland during the World War II hostilities.
Book Cover for Eugene B Fluckey's Book Thunder Below.
Silver Star. Awarded to Commander Samuel D. Dealey.
100 Year Submarine stamps unveiled at Dealey Center 30th. of March 2000
The Submariners' Dolphins Insignia
USS Sturgeon. Reuben T. Whitaker was the Executive Officer in this submarine when war was declared.
He took the submarine out of Pearl Harbor to drop anchor well out in Manila Bay.
Picture of a Spadefish. It was after this fish that Gordon Underwood's Submarine USS Spadefish was named.
The Guided missile frigate , named in honour of Captain Gordon Underwood,
commissioned 29th. of January 1983.