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USS Bowfin by zulumike USS Bowfin by zulumike
Here is my 2nd submarine that I could not pass up with great history. This is dedicated to my fellow shipbuilders of the USA past and present. Remember a submarine is a "boat" and not a "ship".

Launched on the first anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bowfin completed nine war patrols in two years of wartime duty. One of the top-scoring U.S. submarines of World War II, Bowfin is credited with sinking 16 Japanese vessels with a total tonnage of 67,882 tons. On a noteworthy patrol in November 1943, Bowfin sank 12 vessels, only five of which were officially credited to the boat. Rear Admiral Ralph W. Christie, Commander of the U.S. Submarine Force, Southwest Pacific, lauded Bowfin's crew's achievement. "They fought the war from the beginning to the end of the patrol." In further recognition, Bowfin was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for this patrol. Bowfin was the boat selected by Admiral Christie when he went on a war patrol, thus becoming the only U.S. Flag Officer to be aboard a submarine during combat.

Bowfin was also awarded the Navy Unit Commendation and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation for her wartime service. This included sinking a record number of ships, laying mines, rescuing downed aviators, and supplying Philippine guerrilla troops.

Credit Link: <a href=[link]>bowfin

Cheers, Mike
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that's a fine torpedo strike portrayed for this illustration.
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Rol-n Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Terrific art work, you can actually feel being there!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, appreciate the feedback.
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Amazing work and the sea looks superb and all details :D

Hmm this one reminds me of a picture in the old Silent service uboat game for the Nes :)
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zulumike Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.

The model is based on the actual sub, see attached link in the description.
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fully awesome
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zulumike Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciate the feedback. Thank You.
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, Cheers.
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jheinked Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
great work!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, appreciate it.
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SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of the USS Cod, docked here in Cleveland. It does have one interesting story about the martini glass painted on the conning tower. Here is a link to the USS Cod site: [link]
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zulumike Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the link, good stories.
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SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! It is pretty interesting. I pass the sub quite often, but have not visited it in years. I will have to do so again soon. I thought that maybe the scene of the Cod rescuing the Dutch sub crew might make a good picture.
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Panzerlin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Boats like that one stopped supplies from reaching the bases of the Japanese island empire. They saved more lives than we could ever know through their contribution to the war effort. Brave men to face the depths.

Great picture.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, Thanks for the feedback.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I worked on the Trident and 688 class subs. The Trident was a "hotel".
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Been on that sub before.

I could never imagine operating in one during WW2, I'd go insane. So cramped.
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