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Photographs Related to USS Razorback - 1950s - Ed Brick Collection

Ed Brick served aboard USS Razorback in the late 1950s, after Razorback had gone through her initial GUPPY IIA conversion and had returned to service on the West Coast. These photographs show good views of her "Step-Sail" as well as the armored target "blister" that was added so Razorback could serve as a "target" submarine. All of these images were digitized from 35mm slides, except as noted.

Starboard side view of USS Razorback in drydock. Workers are painting Razorback's hull.
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Starboard side view of USS Razorback in drydock. Workers are painting Razorback's hull.


Bow view of USS Razorback in drydock.
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Bow view of USS Razorback in drydock.


View of Razorback's stern in drydock.
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View of Razorback's stern in drydock.


High-angle view of Razorback's bow in drydock.
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High-angle view of Razorback's bow in drydock.


USS Razorback underway. View of the bow taken from the bridge.
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USS Razorback underway. View of the bow taken from the bridge.


USS Razorback underway. View of the
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USS Razorback underway. View of the "step-sail" and bridge taken from the deck.


Photo Caption - Submarines alongside USS Sperry (AS-12) in San Diego, CA. Razorback is the submarine on the far left of the photograph. Other submarines visible include USS Perch (SS-313), USS Charr (SS-328) and USS Pomodon (SS-486)
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Photo Caption - "Submarines alongside USS Sperry (AS-12) in San Diego, CA." Razorback is the submarine on the far left of the photograph. Other submarines visible include USS Perch (SS-313), USS Charr (SS-328) and USS Pomodon (SS-486). USS Perch had been converted to a transport submarine in 1948 and was redesignated as APSS-313 around the time this picture was taken. USS Charr had been converted under the "Fleet Snorkel" program, and USS Pomodon had been through both the GUPPY I program and the GUPPY II program. Like Razorback, Pomodon has a target "blister".


Photo Caption - Subs alongside - San Diego - 1957. This view shows the blister on both <i>Razorback</i> and USS <i>Pomodon</i> (SS-486).
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Photo Caption - "Subs alongside - San Diego - 1957." This view shows the target "blister" on both Razorback and USS Pomodon (SS-486).


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Photo Caption - "Meyers, Mabry, Hickey, Keller - USS Razorback - California - 1957." Sailors standing on Razorback's after deck. The bulge of the after emergency buoy is visible on Razorback's port side.


Photo Caption - John Gooding, Ed, and Jim Mabry.
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Photo Caption - "John Gooding, Ed, and Jim Mabry". Sailors standing in front of the "step-sail". While the sail structure has changed, the deck and retractable cleats remain the same today.


Crewmen on Razorback's forward deck.
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Crewmen on Razorback's forward deck. This image shows a good close-up view of the target "blister".


Crewmen on Razorback's forward deck.
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Crewmen on Razorback's forward deck. Another good close-up view of the target "blister". The forward torpedo room hatch and the access to the escape trunk are visible.


USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
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USS Nautilus (SSN-571)


Escape training tower in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
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Escape training tower in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii


Photo Caption - August 4th, 1957 - Ed Brick and Dale.

Photo Caption - August 4th, 1957 - Ed Brick and Dale.