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Navy Ship Bronze Plaque USS Sea Poacher SS 406 Submarine For Sale

Navy Ship Bronze Plaque USS Sea Poacher SS 406 Submarine

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Navy Ship Bronze Plaque USS Sea Poacher SS 406 Submarine:

Very cool plaque found as part of a collection of 28 ship and unit plaques many of which are around 50 to 60 years old. In good shape, no breaks or repairs. Normal wear you'd find on something old. Pics show condition. Last pic of the submarine is for referencing purposes. I am selling just the plaque and not a photo of the submarine or the actual submarine in the photo. Plaque is 12"H x 10"W You can get a similar shield shaped Birchwood unfinished blank on ETSY for $12.20 if you want to replace the original Navy made screw hole marked plywood with something cleaner looking or even better do something custom and include a photo and really make this something that pops.
USSSea PoacherFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchHistoryUnited StatesName:USSSea PoacherBuilder:Portsmouth Naval Shipyard,Kittery, Maine[1]Laid down:23 February 1944[1]Launched:20 May 1944[1]Commissioned:31 July 1944[1]Decommissioned:15 November 1969[1]Struck:15 August toPeru, 1 July 1974[1]PeruName:Initially BAPPabellón de Pica, changed a few weeks later toLa PedreraAcquired:1 July characteristicsClass and style="list-style:none none; margin:0px; padding:0px;">
  • 2,401tons (2,440t) 8in (95.00m)[2]Beam:27ft 3in (8.31m)[2]Draft:16ft 10in (5.13m) maximum[2]Propulsion:
    • 4 ×Fairbanks-MorseModel 38D8-⅛ 10-cylinderopposed pistondiesel enginesdrivingelectrical generators[3][4]
    • 2 × style="margin-bottom:0.1em; padding-left:0.4em; text-indent:-0.4em;">4 × high-speedElliottelectric motorswithreduction gears[3]
    • two propellers[3]
    • 2,740shp (2.0MW) submerged[3]
    • 8.75 knots (16km/h) submerged[6]
    Range:11,000 nautical miles (20,000km) surfaced at 10 knots (19 km/h)[6]Endurance:
    • 48 hours at 2 knots (3.7km/h) submerged[6]
    • 75 days on patrol
    Test depth:400ft (120m)[6]Complement:10 officers, 70–71 enlisted[6]Armament:
    • 10 × 21-inch (533mm)torpedotubes
      • 6 forward, 4 aft
      • 24 torpedoes[5]
    • 1 ×5-inch (127mm) / 25caliber deck gun[5]
    • Bofors 40mmandOerlikon 20mmcannon
    General characteristics (Guppy IA)Class and type:noneDisplacement:
    • 1,830tons (1,859t) surfaced[7]
    • 2,440tons (2,479t) 7in (93.75m)[8]Beam:27ft 4in (8.33m)[8]Draft:17ft (5.2m)[8]Propulsion:
      • Batteries upgraded style="list-style:none none; margin:0px; padding:0px;">
      • Surfaced:
      • 17.3 knots (32.0km/h) maximum
      • 12.5 knots (23.2km/h) cruising
      • Submerged:
      • 15.0 knots (27.8km/h) for ½ hour
      • 7.5 knots (13.9km/h) snorkeling
      • 3.0 knots (5.6km/h) cruising[7]
      Range:17,000 nautical miles (31,000km) surfaced at 11 knots (20km/h)[8]Endurance:36 hours at 3 knots (6km/h) submerged[8]Complement:
      • 10 officers
      • 5 petty officers
      • 64–69 enlisted men
      • 10 ×21 inch (533 mm)torpedo tubes
      • (six forward, four aft)[8]
      • all guns removed[7]

      USSSea Poacher(SS/AGSS-406), aBalao-classsubmarine, was a vessel of theUnited States Navynamed for the sea poacher, a slender, mailed fish of the North Atlantic.

      Sea Poacher(SS-406) was built by thePortsmouth Navy YardinKittery, Maine; launched on 20 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. H. Spiller, wife of Commander Spiller, hull superintendent at the Navy Yard; and commissioned on 31 July 1944, Commander Francis M. Gambacorta in command.

      • 1World War II
      • 21946 – 1974
      • 4Honors and awards
      • 6External links
      World War II[edit]

      Following underway trials, training, and shakedown in thePortsmouth, New Hampshire, andNew London, Connecticut, areas,Sea Poachertransited thePanama Canaland arrived atPearl Harboron 25 October 1944. Although her first two war patrols were unproductive, during the third, conducted in theKuril Islandsarea,Sea Poachertorpedoed and sank aJapanesetrawlerand, four days later, sent two fishing boats to the bottom in a surface attack. During the latter action, three crewmen were injured when the 20millimeter gun exploded. Due to the seriousness of their injuries, the patrol was terminated ahead of schedule, and the submarine returned toMidway.

      After conducting her fourth war patrol off the eastern coast Poacherwas undergoing refitting at Pearl Harbor when the war ended on 15 August 1945.

      1946 – 1974[edit]

      From 1946 to 1949,Sea Poacherwas based atBalboa,Canal Zone, as a unit of Submarine Squadron 6 (SubRon 6) engaging in fleet exercises and antisubmarine training, and, on 1 June 1949, was transferred toKey West,Florida, as a unit ofSubRon 4. In 1951, the submarine became the firstGUPPY IAconversion performed at theCharleston Naval Shipyard.

      For the remainder of her 25-year career,Sea Poacheroperated for the most part in the Key West andCaribbeanareas, providing services to various units of theAtlantic Fleetwith time out for tours of duty with the6th Fleetin theMediterraneanand various exercises withNATOforces. On 10 July 1952, while operating in the Key West area, the submarine had the unique experience of rescuing ablimpwhich had suffered an engine casualty and was floating helplessly in the water. The submarine promptly came to the aid of the strickenairshipand proceeded to tow it the 40 miles (64km) back to its base atNaval Air Station, Boca Chica, Florida.

      In July 1959,Sea Poacherwas transferred toSubRon 12, also based at Key West, and continued to serve as a unit of this squadron for the remainder of her active service. In the fall of 1962,Sea Poacherwas deployed with other Atlantic Fleet units maintaining the quarantine imposed onCubaduring themissile crisis.

      In 1969,Sea Poacherconcluded her service with a ​31⁄2-month deployment to the eastern and northernAtlanticareas to participate in antisubmarine training exercises with units of navies. Upon returning to Key West, the submarine operated locally and in the Caribbean until 20 October when she set sail forPhiladelphiaand in-activation.Sea Poacherwas reclassified an Auxiliary SubmarineAGSS-306on 1 November, decommissioned on 15 November 1969, and was assigned to theAtlantic Reserve FleetatPhiladelphia. On 30 June 1971, she reassumed the designation of a fleet submarine (SS). On 15 August 1973, her name was struck from theNavy List, and the submarine was sold toPeruin July 1974.

      BAPLa Pedrera(S-49)[edit]

      Sea Poacherwas transferred (sold) under terms of the Security Assistance Program, toPeru, 1 July 1974. She was commissioned into thePeruvian Navy, initially as BAPPabellón de Pica(S-49), but her name was changed a few weeks later toLa Pedrera. She was taken out of service in 1995, and relegated to pierside training.

      Honors and awards[edit]

      AsSea Poacher, she received fourbattle starsforWorld War IIservice.

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