Sunday, 12 August 2012

August 13th - On This Date - USN Submarine Service


  • 1944 - USS Flier (SS-250) hits a mine in Balbac Strait and sinks in minutes. Thirteen men manage to exit the boat which was running on the surface at 15 knots. Eight manage to swim ashore on Mantangule Island. They were rescued by Coast Watcher units and the USS Redfin.

  • 1944 - USS Loggerhead (SS 374) is launched

  • 1945 - USS Sirago (SS 485) is commissioned

  • 1952 - USS Menhaden (SS 377) is decommissioned for the second time.

  • 1966 - Keel is laid for the USS Seahorse (SSN 669)

  • 1971 - USS Menhaden (SS 377) is decommissioned for the third and final time
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