The Archer-Fish (SS-311) in World War II,
a Picture Album


("Click" on smaller images with astrisk to view larger pictures.)

 

     
Launch
  Launch - 28MAY43
Portsmouth Navy Yard
   
Launch Tag & Pennant
  Launching Ceremony Souvenirs
 
 
WWII Patch (pre-Shinano)
SS311 - WWII
Archer-Fish Patch
(Designed by Disney Studios)
USS Archer-Fish (SS311) in WWII fighting trim....
Beautiful isn't She?
 
 
"Mother and Children"
  November 11, 1944, Tanapag Harbor, Saipan

Boats from left to right: USS SALMON, USS SAURY, USS BESUGO, USS BURRFISH, USS PIPEFISH, USS SEA CAT, USS FULTON (tender), USS RONQUIL, USS TAMBOR, USS PERCH II, USS PAMPANITO, USS ARCHER-FISH, and USS SEARAVEN.
 
 
Sagami Wan
   
Shinano
   
Attach Chart
Waiting for Shinano.....
Periscope view of Sagami Wan Bay and Mt. Fuji south of Tokyo Bay taken during War Patrol #5, Oct - Dec, 44.
    The Prize!
29NOV44
    Original Plot Map from attack and sinking of Shinano.
(Photo taken during visit with Captain Enright, July 2000.)
 
 
               
Battle Flag
           
Patch - Post Shinano sinking
     
                Archer-Fish Battle Flag             Archerfish Patch -
post Shinano sinking
(Notice Carrier in quiver.)
     
 
 
War Hero
   
Camp Dealey Guam
           
PUC
 
War Hero
Captain Enright immediately
after receiving the Navy Cross
    Well deserved R 'n R.
Archer-Fish Crew at Camp Dealey Guam, 25DEC44.
            Archer-Fish proudly flies the
Presidential Unit Citation Pennant
from #2 Scope
 
                       
                       
                       
     
Batfish Museum
           
Off San Francisco
 
      Surviving Archer-Fish
"Sideboard" Sign
(On display at USS Batfish SS310 Submarine Museum, Muskogee, OK.)
            Archer-Fish, at sea,
off San Francisco 1945
 
                       
                       
Tokyo Bay
       
A Chance to relax
         
Victorious Crew
2SEP45 VJ Day!
The Boats of SubRon 20 with USS Proteus. Capt. Enright was senior CO so had first outboard position alongside Proteus.
        War's Over - A Chance to relax!
Archer-Fish outboard Proteus
          September 1, 1945
A victorious Archer-Fish Crew displays Her Battleflag.
 
 
Captain Joe
  Captain Enright and Crew enjoy a Beer Ball Game,
September 1945, following return to Pearl from
War Patrol #7 and Japanese Surrender at Tokoy Bay.

Comments by Leo "Doc" Carter: "
Capt. Joe as most of us remember him. An extremely down to earth person. I think this was taken at a beer ball game just after we got back to Pearl. Joe was in cap and tie, and Dave Bunting, the XO, on Joe's right was in a tie also. The crewman just over Joe's right shoulder is "Cactus" Yotter TM1 who died many years ago. Doc"
     
 
5JUN45 off Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard,
San Francisco, California.

Archer-Fish underwent overhaul from 13MAR45 to 14JUN45 at Hunter's Point. She returned to Pearl on 22JUN45 to prepare for Her Seventh and final War Patrol. Archer-Fish returned to California on 8JAN46 in prepatration for inactivation. Archer-Fish was Decommissioned on 12JUN46.
 
5JUN45
 
 
Archer-Fish Crew Remembers Sinking Largest Ship in Japanese Navy - New London Day Newspaper ("click" link)
 
 
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