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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Cero (SS-225), 1943-1970

USS Cero, a 1526-ton Gato class submarine built at Groton, Connecticut, was commissioned in July 1943. Following a brief shakedown, she was sent to the Pacific. Between September 1943 and July 1945, Cero made eight war patrols, during which she sank several Japanese ships, transported personnel and supplies to Philippines guerillas and rescued downed U.S. aviators. In October 1945, Cero visited Louisiana ports for victory celebrations.

Cero was inactivated in June 1946 but recommissioned for Korean War service in February 1952. She was employed on training and experimental duties out of Key West, Florida, until her final decommissioning in December 1953. Cero was stricken from the Navy List in June 1967 and sold in October 1970.

This page features views of USS Cero's crew during her 1943 shakedown period. It also provides information on views that may be available from another source.

If you want higher resolution reproductions than the Online Library's digital images, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

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Photo #: 80-G-415497

USS Cero (SS-225)


Crewmen relaxing on folding bunks in one of the submarine's torpedo rooms, while she was at New London, Connecticut, in August 1943.
Photographed by Lieutenant Commander Charles Fenno Jacobs, USNR.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Online Image: 75KB; 740 x 570 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-468715

USS Cero (SS-225)


Commander David C. White, the submarine's Commanding Officer, on the bridge during her shakedown period, August 1943.
Photographed in the New London, Connecticut, area by Commander Edward Steichen, USNR.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 91KB; 680 x 675 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-15541 (Color)

USS Cero (SS-225)


Officers eating in the submarine's Wardroom, served by their Stewards, during Cero's shakedown period, circa July-August 1943, at the Groton, Connecticut, Submarine Base.
Photographed by Charles Fenno Jacobs.
Officers present are (from left to right):
Lieutenant Commander David H. McClintock;
Commander David C. White, Commanding Officer;
Lieutenant Charles D. Nace.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 97KB; 740 x 605 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-16012 (Color)

USS Cero (SS-225)


Scene in the conning tower during a simulated torpedo attack, while at the Groton, Connecticut, Submarine Base in August 1943.
Photographed by a member of Edward Steichen's unit.
Commander David C. White, the submarine's Commanding Officer is at the periscope (right). In the center is the Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander David H. McClintock.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 77KB; 740 x 510 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 


While the Naval Historical Center has no other views of USS Cero, the National Archives appears to hold at least one. The following list features this photograph:

The image listed below is NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions.".


  • Photo #: USN 1041903
    (probably National Archives #: 428-N-1041903)
    USS Cero (SS-225) in 1944-45.
    Starboard broadside surface view.

    NOTE: this photograph appears to have originally had a "Bureau of Ships" photo # (National Archives' Record Group 19-N). If so, the National Archives probably holds additional photographs of Cero that were taken at the same time.

    Reproductions of this image should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.

     

    The image listed above is NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."..

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