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  • Submarine
    Online Store Contact Us Online Store Submarine Submarine Overview USS Bowfin History Bowfin Patrols Crew Roster Bowfin Specs Subs in Pearl Harbor WWII Systems Parts Wishlist Submarine Submarine Overview USS Bowfin Submarine Pearl Harbor When you explore our site you ll learn exciting facts about the USS Bowfin Submarines in Pearl Harbor and the history of submarines overall Let s get started History of USS Bowfin Submarines on Pearl Harbor December 7 1941 Submarines in the Korean War Submarines in the Cold War Page 6 of 6 Start Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next End Secrets of the Sub How Does A Sub Stay So Quiet How do submarines stay so quiet Submarines are the ultimate stealth weapon Remaining underwater to attack or use its sensors quietness is critical Through design modern nuclear submarines have equipment mounted on special mounts to isolate the noise from the outside and reduce the noise signature of the sub in the ocean Rotating equipment is checked from the design through operation so it is always quiet and it is immediately repaired if it is not operating quietly The sub checks itself with its own acoustic sensors and establishes the most quiet lineup

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  • History of USS Bowfin
    was launched on 7 December 1942 exactly one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger so it is fitting that she is permanently homeported at Pearl Harbor Hawaii Patrol Summary On these pages follow her history through nine arduous war patrols filled with hard work frustration courage and triumph Launching and Commissioning Patrol 1 Secret Mission Patrol 2 Presidential Unit

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  • Submarine
    through the heavily mined Tsushima Strait They would be using the new FM Sonar mine detecting equipment which had been recently installed on each of the boats The sonar emitted an ominous bell like tone whenever it came within 300 feet of a mine Reportedly Bowfin s crew could hear the sound of a mine cable scraping along the side of the boat s hull during the transit Once safely through the strait and into the Sea of Japan Bowfin proceeded to her assigned patrol area off the eastern coast of Korea On 2 June the group searched for survivors of a downed B 29 USS Tinosa SS 283 eventually rescued the group Initially only two ship contacts were made and both times Bowfin scored a kill On 11 June she found a cargo ship sailing unescorted and fired four torpedoes one of which hit The ship was the 1 898 ton Shinyo Maru and it sank in only three minutes Two days later Bowfin torpedoed and sank the Akiura Maru a small 887 ton freighter Several harbors were entered for investigation but were found empty On 18 June Bowfin was the target of uncomfortably accurate gunfire and submerged to escape On 20 June a submerged six torpedo attack on a convoy of three enemy ships in very shallow water failed as a result of poor visibility and attack positions and the necessity to avoid Bowfin s own fourth torpedo which seemed to be circling back On 24 June the Hellcats rendezvoused in preparation for the wolfpack s exit from the Sea of Japan One of the submarines USS Bonefish SS 223 did not appear The remaining eight boats made a daring but successful high speed surface run out of the Sea of Japan through the narrow and heavily patrolled La Perouse Strait On 24 June the Hellcats rendezvoused in preparation for the wolfpack s exit from the Sea of Japan One of the submarines USS Bonefish SS 223 did not appear The remaining eight boats made a daring but successful high speed surface run out of the Sea of Japan through the narrow and heavily patrolled La Perouse Strait 4 July a triumphant USS Bowfin pulled into Pearl Harbor having completed an historic patrol that in the words of Commander Subron Ten will live long in the annals of submarine warfare VADM Lockwood awarded each of the Hellcats crew members with a certificate enrolling them as members of the distinguished order of Mighty Mine Dodgers for their success in transiting what he called the most dangerous of war waters USS Bowfin s ninth patrol had been a life or death situation in more ways than one An aerial photographer Marshall LaCour who now resides in Washington was chosen to film Bowfin s ninth patrol Mr LaCour recalls drawing straws in a pool of photographers to decide which submarine each person would be assigned to Finally it was down to only two submarines Bowfin and Bonefish However it was then

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  • History of USS Bowfin
    was launched on 7 December 1942 exactly one year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger so it is fitting that she is permanently homeported at Pearl Harbor Hawaii Patrol Summary On these pages follow her history through nine arduous war patrols filled with hard work frustration courage and triumph Launching and Commissioning Patrol 1 Secret Mission Patrol 2 Presidential Unit

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  • Crew Roster
    GRIFFITH W T CDR GRIMM D P MOMM3 GRUBBS J F Y2 HADEN H W PHM1 HADLAND F F1 MOMM HAMLIN N S EM1 HANSEN L C CEM HANSON V I TM2 HARLAN D A F1 HARRINGTON J L MOMM2 HARRIS L B MOMM3 HEALEY J M RT3 HEINZ R L Y1 HESS A W S1 HIGGINS J E CEM PA HILL M E ENS HITE J M SC3 HOLDER J A EM3 HOLMQUIST R W RT1 HOOVER C P ENS HORNE R C SC3 HOWARD H L F2 HUDSON C D RM3 HUGHES W W S2 HULTGREN H LT HURLEY T J Y1 HURST W CTM PA INSKEEP W F S1 IVES D E S2 JACKSON E R RM3 JACKSON T D F1 JACKSON W L MM1 JOHN C L LCDR JOHNSON G B EM2 JOHNSON H N SM2 JOHNSON J D CRT JONES A R SC2 JONES H P F1 MOMM JONES J W EM1 JORDAN W M MOMM3 JUDD F A EM3 KEAR C B F1 KENNEY A P BKR2 KESTECHER G EM2 KING H N JR TM1 KNOCHE E A MOMM2 KNOX J M CMOMM KUHN R R S1 KULIK J P TM2 KURZENTAITES C TM1 LA COUR M W PHOM2 LAMOTHE J N S1 LANCASTER W E S1 LANGFELDT M E S1 LAUNIUS J J RT1 LEE R E TM2 LEWIS V E MM1 LUCKETT J C CMOMM LUNDGREN W E MOMM2 MacFARLANE D G S1 MALLEY T A EN1 MARKHAM J P S1 MARPLE D F MOMM1 MARTIN R A ENS MARTIN W C CMOMM PA MAYS H ST3 McCARRON J D F2 McDONALD E SCM2 McKENZIE J M MOMM1 McKNIGHT G J CMOMM McLAUGHLIN A G F1 McMILLION G J MOMM3 McNEAL D M MOMM3 McNEVEN V MOMM2 MILLER F L TM3 MITCHELL

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  • Bowfin Specs
    DISPLACEMENT 1 810 tons diving trim 2 415 tons submerged LENGTH 311 feet 9 13 16 inches MAXIMUM BEAM 27 feet 3 inches MEAN DRAFT 15 feet 3 inches diving trim FREEBOARD 12 feet 5 inches bow diving trim 3 feet 11 inches stern diving trim PRESSURE HULL MAXIMUM DIAMETER 16 feet 3 8 inch TORPEDO TUBES 6 bow and 4 stern MK 39 TORPEDOES 24 total 14 in reload racks MK 14 3A MK 18 MK 23 and MK 27 GUNS Originally one 4 inch 50 caliber MK 12 and two 20 mms MK 5 Finally one 5 inch 25 caliber MK 40 one 40 mm MK 3 and one 20 mm MK 10 MAIN ENGINES Four General Motors Model 16 278A diesel 16 cylinder V type 2 cycle 8 3 4 bore x 10 1 2 stroke 1 600 BHP developed 750 RPM stbd RH rotation port LH rotation MAIN GENERATORS Four General Electric 1 100 kw 2 650 amps 415 volts propulsion rating 3 600 amps 296 volts battery charging rating MAIN MOTORS Four General Electric 1 375 HP two wire direct current compensated compound shunt series and commutating field windings GEARS Combining and reduction type reverse

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