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Newport1128
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Post Number: 38
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 9:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember two submarines and another warship docked at Broadhead Naval Armory on Jefferson near the Belle Isle bridge in the late 60's and early 70's. I did a little research, and found out the following:
U.S.S. Tambor (SS 198,) a WWII sub that sank 26 Japanese ships. She was docked at Broadhead until 1959, when she was scrapped. Her periscope is displayed at the Dossin Great lakes Museum on Belle Isle.
U.S.S. Cero (SS 225), on display from 1959-1967.
U.S.S. Piper (SS 409), on display from 1967-1970.
U.S.S. Amherst (PCER 853), PCER=Patrol Craft Escort Rescue. Almost identical in appearance to the WW II "Admirable" class minesweepers. Was given to the South Vietnam Navy in 1970.
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56packman
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Post Number: 1396
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 8:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I went with my Cub Scout troup to the Broadhead and toured one of those subs, most likely the Piper, about '68.

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