It was in the book "Cruisers for Breakfast"; where USS Dace (I think it was - if not, then USS Darter) was moored alongside a brand-new sub with improved radar dish, that sorely coveted. The guys - without the Skipper's knowlege (so he claimed, anyway) just walked aboard the other sub like they were the relief/repair crew, shinnied up the periscope shears with their old, crappy antenna and swapped it out with the new sub's reflector; then sauntered across the pier to install it on their own boat.
Supposedly, the Captain didn't notice or say a thing until at sea on their next patrol, when he remarked how much more skilled and effective the radar operator seemed to be getting! That book is full of cut-up stories just like that (even if also the most poorly written one I've ever seen! )
Anyway, regarding my S-37 build, one thing I have going in my favor is that I want to show her at the moment she became famous - so, she would not yet have gotten any special treatment, and, presumably therefore, would still closest resemble her Asiatic Squadron sisters; as just another "one of the pack", up to that point.
Still, anything(s) you come up with are greatly appreciated, for general interest/info - and I'll use 'em in the build, wherever applicable.