Category Archives: Submarines

Lake, Simon

Simon Lake papers, 1921–1934. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Simon Lake Simon Lake, born in 1866, was a mechanical engineer and naval architect. He was the inventor of even-keel type submarines and built Argonaut, in 1897, which was the … Continue reading

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Detwiler, Charles

Charles Detwiler papers, 1937. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Charles Detwiler The U.S. Submarine Skipjack was built by the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, and launched in 1937. About the collection Invitations and tickets for the launching of USS … Continue reading

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Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Company collection

William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Company collection, 1872–1945. 102 boxes, 36 flat file drawers (42.86 linear feet). About Cramp and Sons William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company of Philadelphia was founded in 1825 by William Cramp. When … Continue reading

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Johnson, Keith

Keith Johnson scrapbook, 1949–1964. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Keith Johnson Keith Johnson was a Torpedoman Third Class, Silent Service and a member of the crew of USS Thresher until his wife convinced him not to reenlist when his … Continue reading

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Kohut, Sylvester M.

Sylvester M. Kohut papers, 1937–1990. 1 box, plus 2 oversize folders (0.41 linear feet). About Sylvester M. Kohut Sylvester M. Kohut (1913-2001) was born in McAdoo, Pennsylvania. He attended McAdoo High School and Valparaiso University. In 1936, he enlisted in … Continue reading

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Squalus (Submarine)

Squalus (USS) papers, 1939. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the submarine Squalus Squalus was a diesel-powered submarine built in 1937 at Portsmouth Navy Yard. The submarine was commissioned in 1939, with Lieutenant O.F. Naquin in command. In 1939, during … Continue reading

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Becuna (Submarine)

Independence Seaport Museum collection of Becuna (Submarine) materials, 1943–2000. 6 boxes (2.41 linear feet). About the submarine Becuna Becuna (SS-319) is a BALAO-class submarine built in New London, CT and launched in 1944. During World War II, “Becky” prowled the … Continue reading

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Hackenberg, J. Frederick

J. Frederick Hackenberg scrapbooks and clippings, 1881–1939. 1 box, 5 volumes (1 linear foot). About J. Frederick Hackenberg J. (John) Frederick Hackenberg, 1906-1956, lived in Milton, Pennsylvania. About the collection Five scrapbooks and one box of news clippings, advertisements, postcards, … Continue reading

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Siver, Donald Frank

Donald Siver collection on destroyers, 1918–1993. 4 boxes, plus 1 framed item (4 linear feet). About Donald Frank Siver Donald Frank Siver was born in 1938 and died in 1998. He lived in Kenosha Wisconsin. About the collection This is … Continue reading

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Becuna (Submarine)

Becuna (Submarine) plans, 1943–1962. 9 volumes, plus 1 flat file drawer (1.32 linear feet). About the submarine Becuna Becuna (SS-319) is a BALAO-class submarine built in New London, CT and launched in 1944. During World War II, “Becky” prowled the … Continue reading

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