Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Submarine History

Only a few events of submarine history have occurred on a leap day.

On 29 February 1944, USS Cavalla (SS-244) was commissioned.

On 29 February, 1992, USS Jefferson City (SSN-759) was commissioned.

Interestingly enough, both of these events have a connection to AIMM.

Like Razorback, Cavalla was present at Tokyo Bay, Japan on 2 September, 1945, when the Japanese surrender was signed aboard the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63). Cavalla is now a museum in Galveston, TX.

AIMM staff member Joe Mathis was stationed aboard Jefferson City during his career.

Thank you to the Submarine Force Museum for publishing the information on which this blog post was based. (Official U.S. Navy photographs)


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