The USS Torsk, a Tench-Class submarine, nicknamed the Galloping Ghost of the Japanese Coast, was commissioned December 16, 1944. The ship was deployed to the Pacific for World War II and made 2 war patrols. During her second patrol, the Torsk was credited with sinking three Japanese ships. Of particular note, the USS Torsk set the all-time record number of dives for a submarine which is an impressive 11,884 dives.
Battle Stars Awarded:
- 1960 – Presidential Unit Citation for service during the Lebanon Crisis
- 1962 – Navy Commendation Medal for actions during the Cuban Blockade
She was decommissioned on 4 March 1968 and serves as one of the historic ships in Baltimore as a museum and memorial.
History of the SS-423, USS Torsk Submarine
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