January 9, 1953
USSREDFIN (SSR-272) was re-commissioned.
back in Dry-dock from February .Many tests and sea trials
were conducted before REDFIN departed
April 24, 1953.
On April 25th
at 0958 REDFIN arrived in
and moored port side to USS GRAMPUS (SS-523) in a nest with USS ORION
(AS-18) at pier 22.
period of April 26 and May 11 was spent operating in local areas of York
River, Yorktown and Virginia Capes with USCG MARION (WSC-145).
On Monday May
11th at 0900 REDFIN departed
Cuba.Arriving at the Ordnance
Pier, US Naval
Base Guantanamo Bay,
on Saturday, May 16 at 0814.
May 29th was underway at 1756 enroute Port
Jamaica, arriving and anchoring at 0843 on May 30th in
Harbor.On May 31st
REDFIN moored starboard side to United Fruit Company pier. On June 2nd
REDFIN returned to
and proceeded to
on June 5th.On
June 10th at 1223 REDFIN departed
Virginia.REDFIN arrived in
at 1753 on
June 13, 1953
and moored port side to USS RAY (SSR-271) in nest with USS ORION.
On June 27th
REDFIN was underway for New London at 2200 and arrived at Pier 2 on June
29th. On July 02 at 0830 she left New London for
Norfolk and arrived at 1531, July 3rd and moored port side to
and September REDFIN spent time on various operations and made repairs.
September 11, 1953
REDFIN was underway at 0613 for
on September 14th at 0813 for the
and Mediterranean area.
on October 9th and moored starboard side to USS SIBONEY
at 0801 on Wednesday October 14th for
and operating with USS TRUMPETFISH (SS-425), USS SIBONEY (CVE-112), USS
CASSIN YOUNG (DD-793), USS REMEY (DD-688) and USS WADLEIGH (DD-689),
firing torpedoes at SIBONEY and WADLEIGH and receiving mail from a boat
from USS REMEY on October 16.
and Med-moored to the quay at
at 1034 on
October 21, 1953. On Thursday, October 22nd USS TRUMPETFISH moored
alongside to port.
on October 26th at 0842 and arrived in
on 28th October at 1015 and mooring starboard side to USS
on 30October at 1215 and arrived in
and anchoring at 0940.
at 0744 on November 4th for
Italy.On November 10th
at 0852 she Med-moored starboard side to Customs pier in
November 12, REDFIN med-moored starboard side
to USS TRUMPETFISH
(SS-425) to Molo Angionino, Naples, Italy. USS IREX (SS-482)
moored to port side of REDFIN at 1032.
16 November at 0846 REDFIN was underway for Gibraltar
and arriving there on 21 November and mooring port side to Berth 43.On 23rd November at 1300 REDFIN was underway for Norfolk.She arrived home in Norfolk
at 0930 and moored port side to USS SEA LION (SS-315).
REDFIN spent the rest of 1953 operating in
local waters and upkeep.