The USS Becuna (SS319) at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia PA (Aug 2013). Built in 1944, 307 feet long, it served in WW2. The 'Olympia' is just behind the Becuna in the background. A coal-powered ship built in 1892 which served in the Spanish-American war.
"U-48, the most successful U-Boat in World War II, returning to base after a successful patrol" The U-48 was a Type VIIB U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down on 10 Mar 1937 at F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel as 'werk' 583, launched on 8 Mar 1939 and commissioned on 22 Apr 1939 under the command of Kapitänleutnant (Kptlt.) Herbert Schultze. When war was declared, she was already in position in the North Atlantic,
November 28, 1944 - USS Archerfish (SS 311) sinks Japanese carrier Shinano on her maiden voyage 160 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo Bay. Shinano is the largest warship sunk by any combatant submarines during World War II.