|Thanks to Richard Gottardi for the following
photos. Below is Richard's email to me that included the photos.
The message explains them:
|Hello. Enjoyed viewing your web page,
"Submarine Sailors." Also saw the pictures of the USS TUSK SS426 by "Sharkey."
I was on the Tusk for two years, 1946-48 as a Radioman 3rd Class. During my
cruise we were doing maneuvers in the Atlantic near the African coast and
collided with the Hospital Ship Consolation while coming up to periscope depth,
60 feet. We suffered extensive damage and could not submerge. Consequently, we
had to travel on the surface through a hurricane back to home port in
Philadelphia. where the Tusk was repaired and retrofitted to the Guppy class. I
have included photos of myself, Richard Gottardi, RM3/c, and of the damage and
repair in dry-dock. You may want to post all or some of these photos. Calm