San Francisco in 1951 As Seen Through the Periscope of a U.S. Navy Submarine

Photos of San Francisco taken by US Navy sub 1951

Golden Gate Bridge

These photos of San Francisco were taken through the periscope of the U.S. Navy submarine U.S.S. Catfish back in 1951. The photos depict the Golden Gate Bridge, northern stretches of San Francisco, and Alcatraz, all through the somewhat disconcerting crosshairs of the periscope. Originally published in a San Francisco Chronicle article in January, 1951, the photos were republished this week on the SFGate blog, The Big Event.

Photos of San Francisco taken by US Navy sub 1951

Alcatraz

Photos of San Francisco taken by US Navy sub 1951

Alcatraz, close-up

Photos of San Francisco taken by US Navy sub 1951

Telegraph Hill, San Francisco

Photos of San Francisco taken by US Navy sub 1951

Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge

via SFGate’s The Big Event

photos via San Francisco Chronicle/U.S. Navy

Written by EDW Lynch

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