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Updated on May 06, 2012
USS Sea Poacher (SS-406)
Rescues a Blimp 1952, makes head lines.
Grandpa helped with this one.
Here is the Wikipedia description of the boat followed by a ships roster.
4 × Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-⅛ 10-cylinder opposed piston diesel engines driving electrical generators [ 2] [ 3] 2 × 126-cell Sargo batteries [ 4] 4 × high-speed Elliott electric motors with reduction gears [ 2] two propellers [ 2] 5,400 shp (4.0 MW ) surfaced[ 2]
1,830 tons (1,859 t) surfaced[ 5]
Snorkel added[ 5]
10 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (six forward, four aft)[ 6]
USS Sea Poacher (SS/AGSS-406) , a Balao -class submarine , was a ship of the United States Navy named for the sea poacher , a slender, mailed fish of the North Atlantic.
Sea Poacher (SS-406) was built by the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine ; launched on 20 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. H. Spiller, wife of Commander Spiller, hull superintendent at the Navy Yard; and commissioned on 31 July 1944, Commander Francis M. Gambacorta in command.
Site Page Index
(1) Documents and Historical Facts
(2) The Tear Down
(3) Out with the Old
(4) Der Silberne Blitz ~Reborn~
(5) Modifications and Customs
(6) Der Super 90
(7) Stroker 2180, an Outlaw power plant
(8) Not an Outlaw, Just a Sleeper
(9) The Story
(10) About the Original Owner (Uncle Rod)
(11) About the Second Owner (Grandpa Thompson)
(12) Direct Comparison (old vs new)
(13) First Event and then the rebuild
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Great looking, Interested in buying 307-413-9749
I'm so jealous. This IS my favorite Porsche EVER! I love the old 356s. Beautiful piece of art. 5 stars
dream no more, thinking about selling. Interested?
Always nice to see people involve their kids in projects like this. Even if it is just showing the car at a car show kids love it and look up to their daddy's.
excellent work !! definitely great restoration project. beautiful porsche, full vote fm me
Sick ass documentation w/ the car and project. love your page 5*'s all the way check mine out!
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