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USS Finback (SS-230), a Gato-class submarine was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the finback, the common whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States. Finback (SS-230) commissioned 31 January 1942. She saw extensive action in the Pacific Theater and received 13 battle stars for World War II service, and is credited with having sunk 69,383 tons of enemy shipping. She was decommissioned and placed in reserve at New London 21 April 1950. Finback was stricken on 1 September 1958, and sold for scrap 15 July 1959.
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17” Detailed Half Model of USS Finback (SS-230)
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USS Plunger (SSN-595), a Permit-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named "plunger", meaning a diver or a daring gambler.
The contract to build her as a guided-missile submarine (SSGN) was awarded to Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 23 March 1959, but by the time her keel was laid down on 2 March 1960 she had been redesigned as an attack submarine (SSN). She was commissioned on 21 November 1962, with Commander William M. Adams, Jr., in command. At the time of decommissioning (January 3, 1990) Plunger was noted by the San Diego Tribune as being the most-decorated submarine in the Pacific Fleet and it was the most-decorated warship in San Diego. Through its history, Plunger was awarded four Navy Unit Commendations as well as multiple Meritorious Unit Commendations, Battle Efficiency, and other awards. And as of its retirement Plunger was the only submarine to win the Arleigh Burke Award (in 1969 under Commanding Officer Nils Thunman).
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12” Replica Model of the USS Plunger (SSN-595)
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HMS Astute (S 119) is an operational nuclear-powered submarine in the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class. Astute is the second submarine of the Royal Navy to be named after the characteristic of shrewdness and discernment—the first was the World War II-era Amphion-class Astute. She was the largest attack submarine in Royal Navy history when commissioned in March 1997.
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48-inch Astute Class Submarine Model
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USS Hunley (AS-31) was a submarine tender of the United States Navy launched on 28 September 1961 and commissioned 16 June 1962. The Hunley was designed to tend most of the long-term requirements of the Polaris Class of submarines. The ship achieved several records and milestones in its service. The Hunley was decommissioned from the regular navy, in 1995 transferred to the US Maritime Commission, and in 2007 sold as scrap to a metal recycling company in Louisiana. In September 2008, during Hurricane Gustav, the decommissioned ship broke free of its moorings in the New Orleans Inner Harbor, but caused little or no damage while adrift.
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US Navy Submarine Tender – 16” Replica Model
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The Project 941 or Akula, Russian "Акула" ("Shark") class submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tons, the Typhoons are the largest class of submarine ever built, large enough to accommodate decent living facilities for the crew when submerged for months on end. The source of the NATO reporting name remains unclear, although it is often claimed to be related to the use of the word "typhoon" ("тайфун") by Leonid Brezhnev in a 1974 speech while describing a new type of nuclear ballistic missile submarine, as a reaction to the US Navy Ohio-class submarines. The Russian Navy canceled its Typhoon modernization program in March 2012, stating that modernizing one Typhoon would be as expensive as building two new Borei-class submarines.[10] With the announcement that Russia has eliminated the last SS-N-20 Sturgeon SLBMs in September 2012, the remaining Typhoons have reached the end of service.
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The largest submarine ever built! 36” Typhoon class replica model
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Any Ex-Submariners fancy a trip to Vancouver, Canada?

Babcock Canada are looking for Ex-Submariners interested in working in Canada on the Victoria Class Refit. After the purchase of several Victoria Class Subs by the Canadian Navy, Babcock Canada has been managing the decommissioning and refit process.

Ex-Submariners who have previously worked in this area (not necessarily Victoria Class!) are urgently required. 


If you would like more information, please follow this link http://linkd.in/14mASK9 or contact charmaine.mighten@tmpw.co.uk.
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