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USS Wahoo - Scrapbook of Eternal Patrol Forward gun comparison - This was Wahoo in July 1943. Her 4-inch gun forward of the conning tower fairwater matches perfectly with the wreck images. Her torpedo loading crane is mounted on the deck just forward of the gun.

Scrapbook of Sixth War Patrol Wahoo: July 16, 1943 - Plan view, forward. Modifications are circled in white. Note the addition of the thick, square underwater loop antenna mounted on the starboard side of the periscope shears.

TANG Scrapbook - Commissioning Front Porch - Directly forward of the bridge is the 20mm gun platform. Open hatch to left is to the gun access trunk utlilized by gun crews during rapid dives. The gun itself is stored in a pressure proof locker while the sub is submerged. Forward of the fairwater on the main deck is the 4" 53 caliber main gun. Normally a dry mounted gun, the 4" required continuous maintenance to remain in ready condition.

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[Photo] BM 3rd Class Donald O. Smith at the conning tower of USS Wahoo, Midway Atoll, 6 Apr 1943

BM 3rd Class Donald O. Smith at the conning tower of sub USS Wahoo, Midway Atoll, 6 Apr 1943. (US Navy photo)

TANG Scrapbook - Fifth War Patrol August 15, 1945 - Prisoners at Omori wave to low flying carrier aircraft from the USS Shangri-La. Containers of food were dropped to the prisoners to assist them prior to evacuation.

26-inch thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship, pierced by a US Navy 16-inch gun. The armor is on display at the US Navy Museum just in case anyone asked to see the math.