From: Chehalis, WA
Neat. This boat appears to be in good condition. My uneducated eyes couldn't spot any post-1945 gear onboard.
In the late forties, the USN began a series of upgrades to incorporate advanced tech into the submarine fleet, the "GUPPY" programs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Underwater_Propulsion_Power_Program
Are there any submarine museums based on a sub from this era?
Except for the SCPO uniform. The Navy didn't have any enlisted rank higher than CPO until 1958.
Ret Navy AWCS (1972-1998)
VP-5, Jacksonville, Fl 1973-78
ASW Ops Center, Rota, Spain 1978-81
VP-40, Mt View, Ca 1981-87
Patrol Wing 10, Mt View, CA 1987-90
ASW Ops Center, Adak, Ak 1990-92
NRD Seattle 1992-96
VP-46, Whidbey Isl, Wa 1996-98