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Google Earth Plug-in: Conning Tower of USS Roncador (SS-301)

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USS Roncador (SS/AGSS/IXSS-301), a Balao-class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the roncador, a fish, of the family Sciaenidae, found on the West Coast of North America.

Roncador was decommissioned 1 June 1946 and through the 1950s remained in the inactive fleet. In February 1960 she was taken out of mothballs, placed in reserve, and assigned to Naval Reserve training duty in the 11th Naval District. Redesignated AGSS-301 1 December 1962, she continued that duty, at San Pedro, California, until 1 December 1971, at which time she was stricken from the Navy Vessel Register, and redesignated Miscellaneous Unclassified Submarine IXSS-301. Was to be used as a Museum at Ports 'O Call in San Pedro, California, but she was sold in September 1976 to Nicolai Joffe of Beverly Hills, California, and her conning tower was placed in the U.S. Navy Museum in Washington, DC, prior to Roncador being scrapped. Her conning tower now resides at the Sub Base Point Loma, San Diego California On 1 October 1982 she was listed on the NVR as being disposed of by sale.

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