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|General Info about Sabalo
|How to get Ship's Patches
||Link lists for general military &
|Where to get Ship's Photos & Prints
||Courtesy link list
A few new links posted 25 Mar 16
FORGOT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS ! - LOT'S OF REFRESHER INFO ON
World War II Submarine Technology
This material is oriented specifically to the Balao Class boat, Pampinito (SS-383). Sabalo was Balao Class also. Some of the material presented is applicable, although most of the installed equipment described is of the type utilized in very early years.
How a World War II Submarine Works - Video
USS Bowfin WW2 Submarine, video tour, Museum boat at Pearl
United States of America Torpedoes
Info can be found on the Mark 14, 16 & 37 torpedos specifically, and all others also. Links to sites with info on the TDC, TBT and torpedo development history are also included.
Details and specifications of Sabalo (picture)
Details, specifications, and history of Sabalo
From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, Vol. VI, pp. 214-15.
Naval Vessel Registry
DoD status of Sabalo
Information about the "Fleet Snorkel" conversion; Guppy
programs; final disposition, and other data for Sabalo and many
Gato, Balao, and Tench classes - Video
U.S. Submarines Sunk as Targets
The Korean Service Medal 1950-1954
Sabalo awarded the service medal for 10 Jan 53 - 10 Jun 53
Details for entitlement, and pictures of the medal and battle streamer can be reached from this page.
Specific details about Sabalo's entitlement:
**Note: Korean Era veterans should check this page. The "Korean War Medal" (toward the bottom of the page), awarded by the R.O.K., but not previously recognized, was newly authorized for U.S. award in 1996. [This is not the same as the "Korean Service Medal" awarded by the U.S.]
U.S. Submarines in the Korean War
Details, specifications, and history of Stickleback SS-415
Mentions efforts to save Stickleback from sinking by Sabalo and others
More on same subject
Boats in Submarine Flotilla Five, Pearl Harbor Hawaii, April
Listing on the Carbonero site of these boats (with links to their sites)
Fleet Recon Marine Operations
This gives a lot of detail about the various techniques that were experimented, and lists the numerous boats that participated in practice ops including Sabalo. This is a .pdf file and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Naval Base, Point Loma
(Ballast Point) Official Navy Site
History of Point Loma Naval Base
Naval Base Point Loma - Guide to
Installation Commands and Facilities
Sub Base Pearl Harbor
lot of older pics on this site]
ComSubPac home page
SUBMARINE WAR PATROL REPORTS
A Brief Pictorial History of Submarine Camouflage
GENERAL MILITARY SITES
If you are looking for links to find resource information on obtaining documents (photocopies) from official military record files, and many other resource information sites, try these sites. CLICK HERE
NAVY AND SUBMARINE INFOLinks to many boat sites: http://www.ssn584.homestead.com/files/AllBoats.mht
Undersea Warfare Magazine Online
Ron Martini maintains a site with tons of info and links: http://www.rontini.comOfficial U.S. Navy Home page http://www.navy.mil
"History and Parts of the Submarine" - http://www.go-parts.com/article-under-the-sea-history-of-submarines.html
Submarine info for Kids: http://www.venere.com/blog/articles/underwater-travel-of-submarines.html
The Retired Enlisted Association Reunion List
COURTESY LINK LIST
A SUB-SAILORS VISIT TO CHICHI JIMA
Personal photos from Carl Smith TM3(SS) on Sabalo 51-53
Personal page of Sabalo shipmate, John Przybyla
Lots of sub stuff and many links.
Sites having a link to the Sabalo site.
Warships of the World
Mark's Submarine Page http://msequel.com/dbf.htm
ETERNAL PATROL - Dedicated to all men lost while
serving in the U.S. Submarine Force
Submarines are a dangerous business. This site gathers information about all submarine losses of boats and personnel.
The Gato Class is basically the same hull shape and size. A significant difference between Gato and Balao in actual construction was the hull skin thickness. A model of the Gato could be done to look like Sabalo.
The listings below contain possibilities of many types of construction from the simplest to the finest museum quality. Completed models are listed first, and kits listed further down.
[can produce a model with configuration from any period ]
[Excellent appearance; price is $395 + $19 S & H. Cold War Submarines will donate $30 to the Sabalo Reunion fund for each model purchased. Please mention you found this link on the Sabalo site so we'll get credit.]
[The very finest of the finest - very expensive, but absolutely the best.]
Multiple images of these models are accesible from this page:
[Cost is $3,495, but these are the finest.]
| GATO CLASS -MUSEUM
Silent Thunder Models
[Gato class $275 + $25 S & H]
"premium quality prototypes and scale models."
[All details according to customer needs and desires, cost according to quotation.]
|GATO / BALAO CLASS -MUSEUM
Fine scale models of all types for discriminating collectors
[mahogany hull form and excellent details - stock model $499 + $60 S & H.; can be customized -see DETAILS in email recd.]
pics and details:
[Only nucs shown, but custom avail, museum quality]
|The Ancient Mariner
[Gato class - $275 + SH ready to display]
[authorized distributor of USSVI merchandise]
ALL CLASSES - ASSEMBLED OR KIT VERY HIGH QUALITY -
[if you want to make a really nice model this site seems to have excellent, resonably priced models, Balao Kit $59.95 ea.; Assembled $425.00 ea.]
with addon accessories the original WWII configurations can be made to look like the later fleet snorkel or Guppy configurations
|BaD Ship Models
[customizable KIT for $135 + $15 S & H.]
[Excellent framed, wall hanging cutaway - $260 + SH]
|Wooden Submarine Models - Sturgeon, Los
Angeles, Trident, and Seawolf Submarine Models
Customizable cast resin kits - Balao class [others of many types also]
[Balao kit $45 + S & H]
Masters at Raven Arts
"We can custom build, restore and repair almost any model."
|How to build a serious
model in fiberglass
|The Linberg model making
company has an inexpensive Gato plastic kit which may be
possibly be found in a local hobby store, or frequently on
e-bay. Revell also makes a plastic sub model.
Look for Lionfish model.
Examples can be viewed at:
also A2Z Hobbies http://www.a2zhobbies.com/Revell-Monogram/Ships/RMX-5228.html
[Many links for model builders, including sites to buy kits.]
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