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USS Seal SS 183

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USS Seal SS 183 proceeding up the Thames River on her delivery run from the builders at Electric Boat Company to the Navy at the Submarine Base New London in April 1937. The US Coast Guard Academy can be seen on the hill on the far side of the river.

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USS Seal SS 183

USS Seal SS 183 seen after her delivery by Electric Boat to the Navy at Submarine Base New London April of 1937. Civilian officals from Electric Boat can be seen standing on the deck and on the after bridge area.

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USS Seal SS 183
USS Seal SS 183

San Diego, 1940

Moored alongside USS Holland (AS-3), from which the photograph was taken, the submarines are(from left to right): Salmon (SS-182); Seal (SS-183), Pickerel (SS-177), Plunger (SS-179), Snapper (SS-185) and Permit (SS-178). Aircraft Carrier in background is the USS Enterprise.



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USS Seal SS 183 most likely in Boston, Mass circa November 1945 proir to her decommissioning. She is open to the public. She is flying her "kill flags" from the after periscope lookout railing. There are visitors entering the sub via the forward escape trunk access.

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USS Seal SS 183 most likely in Boston, Mass circa November 1945 proir to her decommissioning. She is open to the public. She is flying her "kill flags" from the after periscope lookout railing. Her war record is also painted on the sides of her conning tower fairwater. Visitors on the fore aft cigarette decks are playing with the 20MM guns. A Black crewman is standing by the side of the conning tower fairwater.

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