The SS-208 Grayback started off patrolling the Caribbean Sea for patrols. Her first kill on March 17, 1942 was an enemy cargo ship and the SS-208 would go on to sink a total of 14 Japanese ships.  The Grayback’s 10th patrol saw the sinking of four Japanese ships and damaging several others, but was eventually subjected to depth charge attacks by aircraft and by anti-submarine craft and was destroyed.

History for the SS-208, U.S.S. Grayback

Launched:Builder:Sponsor:Commissioned:First Captain:Stricken/Lost:
1941Lost 2/44
No:Captain:From:Date:Duration:Score (WT):JANACReturn:
1Willard A. SaundersPearl Harbor2/42542/11,8001/3,291Pearl Harbor
2Willard A. SaundersPearl Harbor5/42500/00/0Fremantle
3Willard A. SaundersFremantle7/2510/00/0Fremantle
4Edward C. StephanBrisbane10/42412/15,2000/0Brisbane
5Edward C. StephanBrisbane11/42471/2,0001/2,000Brisbane
6Edward C. StephanBrisbane2/43471/6,4000/0Brisbane
7Edward C. StephanBrisbane4/43360/02/12,300Pearl Harbor
8John A. MoorePearl Harbor9/43452-½/18,7002-½/19,000Pearl Harbor
9John A. MoorePearl Harbor14/43336/24,0004/10,000Pearl Harbor
10John A. MoorePearl Harbor1/444/20,8003/16,689Lost 2/44


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