Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific

                                            Chapter 10.  "The Submarine"  

                           
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                      Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific


Chapter 1  "The Tree Army"

Chapter 2  "Joining the Navy"

Chapter 3.  "Basic Training"   

Chapter 4   "The Destroyer"  

Chapter  5  "Radio School"     

Chapter 6.  "The Cruiser"

Chapter 7.  "The Submarine Base"  

Chapter 8.  "The Attack on Pearl Harbor"  

Chapter 9.  "Aftershocks"  

Chapter 10.  "The Submarine"                               Current Page, see photos above

Chapter 11.  "The Aircraft Carrier"   

Chapter 12.  "The Battle of Coral Sea"                 

Chapter 13.  "The Battle of Midway"                      

Chapter 14.  "Abandon Ship"                                

Chapter 15.  "Rescued at Sea"  

Chapter 16.  "The Summer of '42"                        

Chapter 17.  "First Leave"  

Chapter 18.  "The Naval Research Laboratory"

Chapter 19.  "Cold Bay"   

Chapter 20.  "Kodiak"   

Chapter 21.  "Victory Days"

Epilogue
Above map illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10, ("The Submarine"), page 77--and subsequent Chapters 11-20.
                                Source of Map:  Center for Military History, US Army                          
Meals for Dolphin's (SS-169) crew were prepared in a galley similar to that section of the restored World War II
submarine
Bowfin (SS-287) on display at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2003.

              
Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10 ("The Submarine"), page 78
                                  Source of Photo:  Ted and Marie Wigton Collection
Heavy ceramic dishes minimized sliding on WWII era submarine galley tables, as shown above inside
Bowfin (SS-287), on display at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2003.

         
Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10 ("The Submarine"), page 78                        
                            Source of Photo:  Ted and Marie Wigton Collection
Between meals, the four tables in the submarine's galley area serve as game tables for acey-deucey,
checkers, and chess.  (This photo was taken inside the restored WWII submarine
Cavalla (SS-244), on
display at Seawolf Park, Galveston, Texas, in 2004.)

  Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10 ("The Submarine"), page 79
                               Source of Photo:  Ray Daves Collection
        
    Dolphin (SS-169), above, like all other WWII-era submarines, used diesel power when on the surface.  
(
Dolphin's surface speed of about 17 knots dropped to 8 knots when submerged and moving under battery power.)

           
Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10 ("The Submarine"), page 79
                             Source of photo:  U.S. Naval Historical Center, # NH 54542
The sleeping compartment for enlisted men on World War II-era submarines consisted of tiers of bunks
(tilted up when not in use) on both sides of a narrow passageway.  

(This photo was taken inside the restored WWII submarine
Cavalla (SS-244), on display at Seawolf Park,
Galveston, Texas, 2004.)

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10 ("The Submarine"), page 80
                           Source of Photo:  Ray Daves Collection
             
Dolphin was one of 27 submarines of varying lengths in the Pacific Fleet in 1941.  The seven shown here are,
from left,
Nautilus (SS-168), Narwhal (SS-167), Shark (SS-174, marked P3), Dolphin (SS-169, marked D1),
Porpoise (SS-172, marked P1), Pike (SS-173, marked P2), Tarpon (SS-175, marked P4).   

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10 ("The Submarine"), page 80
              Source of Photo:  Naval Historical Center, # NH 3036
The fathometer dial indicates the submarine's submerged depth, as measured in fathoms.  (A fathom is equal
to 6 feet.)  This photo was taken inside the WWII-era submarine
Bowfin (SS-287), USS Bowfin Submarine
Museum and Park, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 2003.  

 Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10 ("The Submarine"), page 80
                   Source of Photo:  Ted and Marie Wigton Collection
The torpedo tube at left is loaded and ready to fire.  (This photo was taken inside the WWII-era submarine
Bowfin (SS-287), on display at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 2003.)

     Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10 ("The Submarine"), page 82
                           Source of Photo:  Ted and Marie Wigton Collection                                       
The 18' torpedoes carried by US submarines during World War II were designed to explode on contact with
the targeted enemy ship.  (Photo was taken at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii, in 2003.)

Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 10 ("The Submarine"), page 82
                 Source of Photo:  Ted and Marie Wigton Collection
Bonus Photos for All Other Chapters:
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