1936 USS Pike submarine shakedown cruise

US Submarine Pike visits Bermuda on its shakedown cruise

USS Pike submarine shakedown cruise CC

Type: Warship Cover
CDS: AUG 15 1936 P.M. U.S.S. PIKE. HAMILTON BERMUDA
Cachet: SHAKEDOWN CRUISE U.S. SUBMARINE PIKE 1936 NEW YORK, JACKSONVILLE, NASSAU, TAMPA, PORT ARTHUR, VERA CRUZ, HAVANA, GUANTANAMO BAY, ST. THOMAS, HAMILTON, NEW LONDON, NEWPORT / ANCS ARGONAUTS
Address: Eugene L. Mueller, 8012 Kimbark Ave. Chicago, Illinois
Backstamp: AUG 18 REC’D

USS Pike submarine shakedown cruise CC

About USS Pike

USS Pike (SS–173) was laid down on 20th December 1933 by Portsmouth Navy Yard, in Kittery, Maine. She was launched on 12th September 1935 and commissioned on 2nd December 1935, Lieutenant Heber H. ‘Tex’ McLean in command. Pike was the first all-welded submarine. The welded hull allowed Pike to submerge to much greater depths than her predecessors and at the same time provided greater protection against depth-charge attacks.

USS Pike SS 173

 

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