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Naval History and Heritage Command

Busy Fremantle--Busy Mother

Submarine are tethered to a tender that has movie screen on deck
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Griffith Baily Coale; 1944; Framed Dimensions 28H X 33W
Accession #: 88-188-AN
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At the narrow mouth of the Swan River, which flows into the Indian Ocean on Australia's western coast, is the port of Fremantle, Australia. Here tenders overhauled submarines. This picture shows the USS Pelias in the midest of her arduous duties, her people swarming over the subs, while their crews were ashore for well-earned leave. Before arriving in Fremantle the USS Pelias was present during the attack on Pearl Harbor and afterwards performed seventy-five complete overhauls of the ships there.

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Wars & Conflicts
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