Vol. 6, No. 10, Oct. 2010

More photos posted this month, including a set that I came across unexpectedly. Last year I took on the role of president of our local historical society, and in conversations discovered that another board member has a relative who not only served in WWI, but was involved with the submarine base at New London where the chaser crews were trained.

She has a notebook of photographs, which includes a nice shot of chasers in the Azores. The set is chaser-related in that sense, but I'm posting some shots from it mostly because they are very nice images of U.S. submarines, including a great shot of a sub in drydock.

Great to find local connections!

--Todd Woofenden, editor

Another Triangular Roundel

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Added to the collection of aerial recognition roundels is another photograph showing a triangular version.

This one is probably on SC 248, although the hull number isn't visible in the photo.

The triangular object in the foreground is the back of the bearing indicator, showing the electrical conduit connected to the light at the arrow's tip.

Capt. Stapler Photographs

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Capt. Stapler was in command of a U.S. submarine division in WWI, and was involved with the submarine base at New London, CT.

This set of photos shows scenes from his collection, including a nice photo of chasers at Ponta Delgada.

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