SS-192, U.S.S. Squalus/Sailfish

U.S.S. Sailfish off Mare Island, San Francisco, on 13 April 1943. This image shows her with her bridge modified to reduce her surface silhouette and add a forward anti-aircraft position. Official U.S. Navy photograph.   A Sargo class fleet submarine, the SS-192 Sailfish entered naval service in 1939 as the U.S.S. Squalus. On 23 May 1939, … Read more

SS-191, U.S.S. Sculpin

The fourth of the Sargo class fleet submarines, SS-191 Sculpin was commissioned in 1939. During her shakedown cruise, she participated in the search for her sister boat, Squalus, which went down unexpectedly during a test dive on 23 May 1943 off Portsmouth. Sculpin located Squalus, and remained on station until U.S.S. Falcon arrived. Thirty-three men, including … Read more

SS-190, U.S.S. Spearfish

SS-190, U.S.S. Spearfish History Launched: Builder: Sponsor: Commissioned: First Captain: Stricken/Lost: 1939 Scrapped 1947 Patrols No: Captain: From: Date: Duration: Score (WT): JANAC Return: 1 Roland F. Pryce Manila 12/41 51 0/0 0/0 Java 2 Roland F. Pryce Java 2/42 27 0/0 0/0 Java 3 James C. Dempsey Fremantle 3/42 54 2/10,000 2/10,995 Fremantle 4 … Read more

SS-189, U.S.S. Saury

SS-189 Saury Submarine History HISTORY FOR U.S.S. Saury Launched: Builder: Sponsor: Commissioned: First Captain: Stricken/Lost: 1939 Scrapped 1947 Patrols No: Captain: From: Date: Duration: Score (WT): JANAC Return: 1 John L. Burnside, Jr. Manila 12/41 53 0/0 0/0 Java 2 John L. Burnside Java 2/42 38 0/0 0/0 Fremantle 3 John L. Burnside, Jr. Fremantle … Read more

SS-188, U.S.S. Sargo

HISTORY FOR U.S.S. Sargo Launched: Builder: Sponsor: Commissioned: First Captain: Stricken/Lost: 1939 Scrapped 1947 Patrols No: Captain: From: Date: Duration: Score (WT): JANAC Return: 1 Tyrell D. Jacobs Manila 12/41 48 0/0 0/0 Java 2 Tyrell D. Jacobs Java 2/42 25 0/0 0/0 Java 3 Richard V. Gregory Fremantle 3/42 52 0/0 0/0 Fremantle 4 … Read more