SS-287, U.S.S. Bowfin

History on the SS-287, U.S.S. Bowfin Patrols No: Captain: From: Date: Duration: Score (WT): JANAC Return: 1 Joseph H. Willingham Fremantle 8/43 57 3/23,900 1/8,120 Fremantle 2 Walter T. Griffith Fremantle 11/43 39 9/70,900 5/26,458 Fremantle 3 Walter T. Griffith Fremantle 1/44 28 3/12,600 1/4,408 Fremantle 4 Walter T. Griffith Fremantle 2/44 33 3/21,000 3/15,000 … Read more

SS-286, U.S.S. Billfish

A product of the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Billfish was launched on 12 November 1942 and commissioned under the command of Lieutenant Commander Frederick C. Lucas, Jr. on 20 April 1943. Following workup, Billfish was assigned to Fremantle, whence she made two war patrols under Lucas’ command. The first was uneventful. The second proved to be … Read more

SS-285, U.S.S. Balao

History on the SS-285, U.S.S. Balao Submarine   Patrols No: Captain: From: Date: Duration: Score (WT): JANAC Return: 1 Richard H. Crane Brisbane 7/43 51 0/0 0/0 Brisbane 2 Richard H. Crane Brisbane 10/43 43 1/5,000 0/0 Brisbane 3 Cyrus C. Cole Brisbane 12/43 38 0/0 0/0 Brisbane 4 Cyrus C. Cole Brisbane 2/44 43 4/20,300 … Read more