Who’s is longer?

I have a question that needs an authoritative answer. The story goes that a sailor on the Salmon, the Sailfish’s sister ship, welded a piece of metal on the stern of the Salmon to make it longer than the Sailfish. Then, while in drydock at Pearl, a sailor from the Sailfish welded a longer piece of metal on the stern of the Sailfish to make it longer than the Salmon.

What is the real story, and what was the final length?

 

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Author: Ronnie Slack

My friends call me Ronnie. I’m a master woodworker, house builder, musician, writer, husband, dad, grampa, former submarine sailor, artist and mostly crazy. I love the natural world, kids (cute ones, not ugly ones), designing and building stuff, Rock and Roll, fishing and camping, watching SpongeBob Square Pants and Samurai Jack,...... Jack Daniels, Guinness, Sushi and Connie’s meatloaf (Lanny’s better half). I hate bullies, morons, douche bags, jerks, liars, thieves and mosquitos.

2 thoughts on “Who’s is longer?

  1. Ronnie Slack says:

    And yes, I realize that the picture shown is in Sasabo.

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    1. Lanny says:

      I believe all the ‘Official’ records show both Sailfish and Salmon at 350 feet long. On our site here, I have listed it as 350 feet 6 inches because THAT was something that was DRILLED into my brain during my Qualifications, and it was one of the questions asked during on my Qual Board. And, I also had to explain how Sailfish was made longer and it was the same story you told above even though I’ve never actually seen the piece of metal that was apparently welded to the stern…

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