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USS Bowfin laid down

On 23 July 1942, Balao-class submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287) was laid down at Portsmouth Naval shipyard, Kittery, ME.
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Honolulu, HI

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USS Croaker repossesssed by USN

On 22 July 1987, Gato-class submarine USS Croaker (SS-246) , then a museum ship in Groton, CT was repossessed by the United States Navy, citing deteriorated conditions.

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Cod laid down

On 21 July 1942, Gato-class submarine USS Cod (SS-224) was laid down at Electric Boat Company, Groton, CT.
USS Cod, Cleveland, OH
Picture source: Joe Lynch via Co's Facebook page

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Cavalla commissioned

On 15 July 1953, Gato-class submarine USS Cavalla (SSK-244) was commissioned for the third time, after her conversion to a hunter-killer submarine. The SSK conversion included remodeling Cavalla's bow with the addition of a curved housing for a BQR-4 sonar system. The conversion included removal of two bow torpedo tubes, along with remodeling the original conning tower and bridge into the sail visible today.

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USS Cobia recommissioned

On 6 July 1951, Gato-clas submarine USS Cobia (SS-245) was commissioned for the second time. She trained reservists and Submarine School students at New London until placed in commission in reserve at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 29 October 1953.

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USS Drum opens to the public

On 4 July, 1969, Gato-class submarine USS Drum (SS-228) was dedicated and opened to the public.

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USS Drum struck from NVR

On 30 June 1968, Gato-class submarine USS Drum (SS-228) was struck from the Naval Vessel Register.

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USS Silversides struck from NVR

On 30 June 1969, Gato-class submarine USS Silversides (SS-236) was struck from the Naval Vessel Register.

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USS Clamagore commissioned

On 28 June 1945, Balao-class submarine USS Clamagore (SS-343) was commissioned, CDR S.C. Loomis Jr. in command.

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USS Croaker transferred

on 27 June 1976, the USN transferred Gato-class submarine USS Croaker (SS-246) to the Groton, CT Submarine Memorial Association.

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