Gato-Class

SS-219, U.S.S. Amberjack

The SS-219 Amberjack was credited with sinking three ships and damaging two more.   She was presumed lost on March 22, 1943. History of the SS-219, U.S.S. Amberjack   Patrols No: Captain: From: Date: Duration: Score (WT): JANAC Return: 1 John A. Bole, Jr. Pearl Harbor 9/3/42 57 3/28,500 2/5,200 Brisbane 2 John A. Bole, Jr. Brisbane …

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SS-217, U.S.S. Guardfish

History for the SS-217 Guardfish   Patrols No: Captain: From: Date: Duration: Score (WT): JANAC Return: 1 Thomas B. Klakring Pearl Harbor 8/42 40 6/50,000 5/16,709 Pearl Harbor 2 Thomas B. Klakring Pearl Harbor 9/42 59 2/15,400 2/10,400 Pearl Harbor 3 Thomas B. Klakring Pearl Harbor 12/42 56 3/11,500 3/6,000 Brisbane 4 Thomas B. Klakring …

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SS-216, U.S.S. Grunion

According to reports the SS-216 Grunion submarine attacked the Kano Maru on July 31, 1942 by firing six to seven torpedoes at the ship. All but one bounced off the ship without missing or exploding.  Even though one of the torpedoes knocked out the ship’s engines and communications, it fired back from it’s deck gun and …

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SS-215, U.S.S. Growler

The SS-215, U.S.S. Growler was the fourth submarine in the Navy designed and built to launch strategic deterrent cruise missiles armed with a nuclear warhead.  She was commissioned at Portsmouth on August 30, 1958. After shakedown, the SS-215 trained in the Caribbean. On March 12,1960 she began her her first Nuclear Deterrent Patrol, carrying Regulus missiles armed …

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