Photo of USS Dace Commissioning ceremonies 1943


USS Dace (SS-247), Commissioning ceremonies at the New London submarine base, Groton, Connecticut, 23 July 1943.
The submarine's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Joseph F. Enright (second from right) is reading his orders. Civilian standing second from left is Mr. L.Y. Spear, President of the Electric Boat Company, which built Dace.
Note Marine bugler at left.
For her service in WWII, the USS Dace received Seven Battle Stars. She is credited with sinking Japanese ships on more than a half dozen occasions.
Photographer was probably Commander Edward Steichen, USNR.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.
Photo #80-G-K-15445 (Color)

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