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Notice:  On this page are photos of the sunken submarine, USS Wahoo.  The U.S. Navy has issued a press release verifying this information.

All photos courtesy of Vladimir Kartashev, July 2006
Imaging and annotation by the Wahoo Project Group www.usswahoo.org
Contact:  Charles Hinman, (808) 423-1341, or education@bowfin.org

USS Wahoo - Photo 5
Photo 05 - View of main deck gun, looking aft

Shown on this page are four photos (Photo 05 - Photo 08) of the wreck that we believe to be USS Wahoo (SS-238).  They were taken on July 28 and 29, 2006, by a Russian team in a dive at the specific location whose coordinates were previously given to the Russian authorities by the Wahoo Project.  To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with accepted International Law, the vessel has not been disturbed.

USS Wahoo - Photo 06
Photo 06 - View of port stern plane and propeller, looking aft

The Wahoo Project does intend to dive on the site, but only after all proper diplomatic procedures have been followed.  During that dive, we will abide entirely by the regulations as stipulated by the
U.S. Naval Historical Center. 

USS Wahoo - Photo 07
Photo 07 - View of main deck supports

USS Wahoo - Photo 08
Photo 08 - View of 20mm gun mount

The dive team that took these photos is lead by a retired Russian Naval officer, Vladimir Kartashev.

Continue on to page 3 of the photographs.

If you are a relative or a friend of any man lost on this boat, please contact us.

 Photos of the sunken vessel USS Wahoo
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See also:

U.S. Navy Press Release on Wahoo

Wahoo Memorial Ceremony

  The Search for the Wahoo - Sonar and photographic images (external site)

Legends of the Deep - USS Wahoo (SS-238) (external site)

Wahoo Page on this website

The Wahoo Project

Wahoo Links and Articles

"On Eternal Patrol," through USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, is honored to be associated with The Wahoo Project.


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