The SS-227, Darter received four battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation after sinking three Japanese shipping vessels. Robert Richard Gould, Jr was killed in an unrelated accident after the Darter ran aground on October 24, 1944.

 

Launching of Diesel Submarine USS Darter, Groton, Connecticut, USA Poster Print (24 x 36)

 

History for the SS-227, U.S.S. Darter

HISTORY FOR U.S.S. Darter
Launched:Builder:Sponsor:Commissioned:First Captain:Stricken/Lost:
6/6/43Electric Boat9/7/43CDR William S. Stovall, Jr.Lost (grounded) 10/23/44
Patrols
No:Captain:From:Date:Duration:Score (WT):JANACReturn:
1William S. Stovall, Jr.Pearl Harbor12/43660/00/0Brisbane
2William S. Stovall, Jr.Brisbane3/44631/6,8001/2,800Brisbane
3David H. McClintockBrisbane6/44481/4,4001/4,400Brisbane
4David H. McClintockBrisbane9/441/12,5001/12,000Grounded 10/23/44

 

Recommended Reading on the USS Darter:

 

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