HISTORY FOR U.S.S. Pollack
Launched:Builder:Sponsor:Commissioned:First Captain:Stricken/Lost:
1937Scrapped 1947
Patrols
No:Captain:From:Date:Duration:Score (WT):JANACReturn:
1Stanley P. MoseleyPearl Harbor12/41392/16,0002/7,600Pearl Harbor
2Stanley P. MoseleyPearl Harbor2/42491/5,4001/1,454Pearl Harbor
3Stanley P. MoseleyPearl Harbor5/42451/9000/0Pearl Harbor
4Robie E. PalmerPearl Harbor10/42490/00/0Pearl Harbor
5Robie E. PalmerPearl Harbor12/42410/00/0Pearl Harbor
6Robie E. PalmerPearl Harbor3/43440/00/0Pearl Harbor
7Bafford E. LewellenPearl Harbor5/43462/9,3002/8,400Pearl Harbor
8Bafford E. LewellenPearl Harbor7/43470/02/7,000Pearl Harbor
9Bafford E. LewellenPearl Harbor2/44434/21,4003/5,400Pearl Harbor
10Bafford E. LewellenPearl Harbor5/44321/1,5001/3,000Pearl Harbor
11Everett H. SteinmetzPearl Harbor7/44600/00/0Brisbane

 

The SS-180 Pollack submarine was commissioned into service in Jan 1937. In 1937, she was assigned to the U.S. west coast and in 1941, when the Pacific War began was relocated to Pearl Harbor. Upon arriving at Pearl Harbor two days after the attack, she was immediately dispatched to Japanese waters; and became the first of three American warships in Japanese waters in the Pacific War.  On January, 7 1942, USS Pollack sank Japanese cargo ship Unkai Maru No. 1 and became the first US Navy Pacific Fleet submarine to achieve a confirmed kill.  The Pollack went on 11 war patrols in the Pacific War between 1941 and 1944 and would earn ten battle stars for her successful war tenure. Eventually in 1945, the SS-190 transitioned to a training submarine and by the end of the year she was decommissioned then sold for scrap in 1947.

 

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