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NH 65410-KN Insignia: USS WAHOO (SS-565)

Insignia:  USS WAHOO (SS-565)
Title: Insignia: USS WAHOO (SS-565)
Caption: This insignia, adopted in 1951-1952, was designed by the cartoonist Al Capp, and features his character "Lonesome Polecat." The tradition of the design concept dates back to the first USS WAHOO (SS-238), whose battle flag featured an Indian with a headdress with feathers for each Japanese ship she had sunk. The torpedo-tipped arrow ties the figure to the submarine force. Photographed in 1968.
Description:
Catalog #: NH 65410-KN
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator: Designed by Al Capp.
After this Year: 1950
Before this Year: 1959
Original Medium: BW Photo, Color Negative, Illustration
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