SS-176, U.S.S. Perch

Launched on 9 May 1936 at the Electric Boat Company yard in Groton, Connecticut, the SS-176 U.S.S. Perch submarine was commissioned on 19 November 1936, under the command of Lieutenant Commander G.C. Crawford. Following shakedown in the North Atlantic, Perch joined SubRon 6 in San Diego in November 1937. Participating in the usual peacetime exercises and cruises … Read more

SS-175, U.S.S. Tarpon

  HISTORY FOR U.S.S. Tarpon Launched: Builder: Sponsor: Commissioned: First Captain: Stricken/Lost: 1936 Foundered 1957 Patrols No: Captain: From: Date: Duration: Score (WT): JANAC Return: 1 Lewis Wallace Manila 12/41 33 0/0 0/0 Darwin 2 Lewis Wallace Darwin 1/42 40 0/0 0/0 Fremantle 3 Lewis Wallace Fremantle 3/42 52 0/0 0/0 Pearl Harbor 4 Lewis … Read more

SS-174, U.S.S. Shark

Commissioned in 1936, the SS-174 Shark submarine was a part of the Asiatic Fleet at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, departing Manila two days later. Returning to Manila on 19 December, Shark took aboard Admiral Thomas Hart, CINC, Asiatic Fleet, and his staff, transporting them to Surabaya, in Java. On 6 January 1942, Shark narrowly … Read more

SS-173, U.S.S. Pike

Patrols No: Captain: From: Date: Duration: Score (WT): JANAC Return: 1 William A. New Manila Dec-41 21 0/0 0/0 Manila 2 William A. New Manila Dec-41 25 0/0 0/0 Darwin 3 William A. New Darwin Feb-42 51 0/0 0/0 Fremantle 4 William A. New Fremantle Apr-43 35 0/0 0/0 Pearl Harbor 5 William A. New … Read more

SS-172, U.S.S. Porpoise

The SS-172 U.S.S. Porpoise, the fifth U.S. Navy vessel to bear that name, was laid down at the Portsmouth Navy Yard on 27 October 1933, and launched on 20 June 1935. She was sponsored by Miss Eva Croft, and placed in commission on 15 August 1935, under the command of Lieutenant Commander S.S. Murray. Following … Read more