Spook Sub, on Eternal Patrol"
are photographs of the 1/350 scale Yankee Model Works USS
Dace kit built as GUPPYII USS
Some sail work done, limber holes forward
filled, sonar dome added, re-shaped bow, deck details added per photo of Cochino
Time to build 3 months.
Subs are cool!
(SS-345) was launched 20 April 1945 by
Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs. M. E. Serat; and
commissioned 25 August 1945, Commander W. A. Stevenson in command.
joined the Atlantic Fleet, cruising
east coast and Caribbean waters from her home port,
On 18 July 1949, she put to sea for a cruise to
, and arctic operations. Her group ran through a violent polar gale off
, and the joltings received by Cochino
played their part in causing an
electrical fire and battery explosion, followed by the generation of deadly
hydrogen [chlorine] on 25 August. Defying the most unfavorable possible weather
conditions, men of Cochino
(SS-426) fought to save the submarine for 14 hours, performing acts of skillful
seamanship and high courage. But a second battery explosion on 26 August made
"Abandon Ship" the only possible order, and Cochino
sank on 71°35' N., 23°35' E. All Cochino
's men were rescued by the valiant Tusk
who had lost seven of her own men in the attempt to save Cochino
- 345: dp. 1,526 l. 311'9" b. 27'3"
dr. 16'10' s. 20 k. cpl. 66 a. 1 x 5", 10 x 21" tt.