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.
Scrapbook of Sixth War Patrol Wahoo: Mare Island Naval Shipyard - From Forest Sterling's lookout perch, changes to Wahoo's bridge can be seen. From the left is the voice tube, T.B.T., gyrocompass repeater, diving alarm, rudder angle indicator and speaker-microphone. A four-inch gun has been mounted forward of the fairwater. Courtesy Steve Reichmuth, Tom Anderson & Jack Kocher.
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.
Destroyer gunning, WAHOO running!January 27, 1943 - Wahoo's Control Room during "Destroyer gunning, Wahoo running" engagement. The boat has dived and is running silent. A string of depth charges has just exploded. Note the Planesman's shaved head from the "crossing-the-line" ceremony of days before.
USS Wahoo - Scrapbook of Eternal Patrol July 29, 2006 - Vladamir Kartashev, left, and dive team members stand at attention as their sailing vessel Iskra departs the dive site. They have lowered their flag to half mast in honor of those still on patrol aboard Wahoo. Courtesy of Vladimir Kartashev.
Scrapbook of Third War Patrol Wahoo Feb 1943:With word of her success preceding her, the Navy unleashed a victory hungry press on Wahoo. Here, Captain Morton holds forth to an eager group of war correspondants at Pearl Harbor.
Scrapbook of Seventh War Patrol Wahoo: September 1943 - Last known crew photo from Wahoo. The inscription on the back of the original reads "Bailey, George Meisch Lt, John Campbell Ens, Brown-, Finch En". From the personal effects of Ensign Donald Brown. Courtesy of Thomas Clark.
Scrapbook of Sixth War Patrol Wahoo: July 21, 1943 - Upon completion of her refit, Hollywood star Errol Flynn threw a lavish party for the crew. They reciprocated by allowing him and his press agent (seen here with Wahoo's Exec, Roger Paine) to ride as they departed for Pearl Harbor. They returned to shore on the pilot boat. Courtesy R.W.Paine, Jr.