The SS-237 Trigger is credited with one sinking one freighter and damaged another on her final patrol, making for a total of 27 ships sunk, for 180,600 tons, and 13 ships damaged, for 102,900 tons, during the ship’s entire career.

History for the SS-237, U.S.S. Trigger

Launched:Builder:Sponsor:Commissioned:First Captain:Stricken/Lost:
10/22/41Mare Island1/31/42Lost 3/28/45
Patrols
No:Captain:From:Date:Duration:Score (WT):JANACReturn:
MidwayJack H. LewisPearl Harbor5/42150/00/0Pearl Harbor
1Jack H. LewisPearl Harbor6/42510/00/0Pearl Harbor
2Roy S. BensonPearl Harbor9/42461/5,0001/5,900Pearl Harbor
3Roy S. BensonPearl Harbor12/42514/23,7002/6,500Pearl Harbor
4Roy S. BensonPearl Harbor2/43560/01/3,000Pearl Harbor
5Roy S. BensonPearl Harbor4/43531/8,2001/2,000Pearl Harbor
6Robert E. DorninPearl Harbor9/43295/40,0004/27,095Pearl Harbor
7Robert E. DorninPearl Harbor10/43496/44,7004/15,114Pearl Harbor
8Robert E. DorninPearl Harbor1/44552/11,8002/12,443Pearl Harbor
9Frederick J. Harlfinger IIPearl Harbor3/44585/33,2001/11,700Pearl Harbor
10Frederick J. Harlfinger IIPearl Harbor9/44491/3/3,3001/3/3,333Pearl Harbor
11Frederick J. Harlfinger IIPearl Harbor12/44370/00/0Pearl Harbor
12David R. ConnolePearl Harbor3/451/4,0002/2,576Lost 3/28/45

 

Crew lost on the SS-237 Trigger

Neal Anderson Absher
Ernest Aime Arsenault
Dewey Green Backer, Jr.
Robert Benton Ball
James Vincent Barry
Rudolph Charles Beranek
John Benjamin Bird
Joseph Martin Boeding
Kenneth Wilmer Bolz
Harold Butts
Vern Wesley Cain
Andrew Jordan Carter
Hubert Coles
David Rickart Connole
William Clyde Craig, Jr.
Balous Eugene Crutcher
Perry Patrick Curry
Maurice Vincent DeLone
Claude Arthur Derrick
Robert Lee Dodane
Richard John Dorries
William Edward Dow
James William Dunnam
John Paul Dusko
William LeRoy Emmons, Jr.
Richard Erman Engle
Joseph Paul Fisher
Harold Leroy Fiste
Robert McClellan Foster
Joseph Albert Franks
Howard Rogers Gleason
Robert Howard Greenwell
Ralph Erskine Hambright, Jr.
George Tommie Hampton
Ray James Harrison
John Robert Householder
Vincent Thomas Iovino
Charles Butler Irish, Jr.
Lester Arne Johanson
Stanley Gottfried Johnson
Richard Forest Johnston
Robert Michael Kelly
Rustislav Nicholas Kemarsky
Murray Kimmel
Karl Addison Livingston
Charles Grover Maben, Jr.
Arthur Leslie MacVane
G. W. McDonough
Lawrence John McHugh, Jr.
Robert Hamilton Melton
Donald Eugene Misner
Harold Parr Morgan
Robert Crawford Morin
Robert William Murray
Frank Leroy Niles
Donald Torfin Olson
Laddie Oster
Gordon Eugene Palmer
Lewis Roy Payne
Robert Charles Pollack
James Sherman Pross
William Hatfield Rae
James Augustine Reed
Clayton John Roberts
Cecil Calvin Robertson
Normand Noe Rondeau
Carl Haydn Scheidegger
Clarence Edward Schenck
John Eldon Shepherd, III
John William Sincavich
Donald Lee Smith
Daniel Robert Stakich
John Norman Stewart
Marvin Nolan Stock
George Stanley Targosz
Nathaniel Elton Thompson
Warren Charles Thompson
Charles Gallemore Thornberry
Harvey Joseph Turner
Billy Joe Watson
John Richard Weeks
Charles Alfred Welch
Franklin Henry Widdekind
Jack Therin Wildey
Donald Louis Wilkens
Lenard Whitmer Wilkins
Charles Arthur Williams
Charles Melvan Worrells, Jr.
William Michael Zugecic

 

Recommended Reading & Watching on the USS Trigger:

 

USS Trigger Memorabilia: