USS Porpoise

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassPorpoise-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-172

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USS Porpoise Operational Timeline

13 Aug 1940 Admiral Thomas C. Hart of the US Navy Asiatic Fleet shifted his flag from heavy cruiser USS Augusta to submarine USS Porpoise at Qingdao, Shandong, China and departed for Shanghai. It was the first time a Asiatic Fleet chief had traveled in a submarine.
14 Aug 1940 US Navy Asiatic Fleet chief Admiral Thomas C. Hart arrived in Shanghai, China aboard USS Porpoise. Upon arrival, he transferred his flag to yacht Isabel.
10 May 1942 American submarine USS Porpoise rescued 5 USAAF pilots near New Guinea.

Photographs

Holland tending Nautilus, Narwhal, Shark, Dolphin, Porpoise, Pike, and Tarpon, circa 1936-1939, photo 1 of 4Holland tending Nautilus, Narwhal, Shark, Dolphin, Porpoise, Pike, and Tarpon, circa 1936-1939, photo 2 of 4Holland tending Nautilus, Narwhal, Shark, Dolphin, Porpoise, Pike, and Tarpon, circa 1936-1939, photo 3 of 4Holland tending Nautilus, Narwhal, Shark, Dolphin, Porpoise, Pike, and Tarpon, circa 1936-1939, photo 4 of 4
See all 7 photographs of Submarine USS Porpoise (SS-172)



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1. rachel huddleston cooper says:
18 Oct 2013 06:45:27 PM

my great uncle ralph Daniel Huddleston was on the uss porpoise he died on augs 7 1943 due to burns he got in the line of duty I am looking for more information about him and his navy career ,I know my great uncle was a chief Torpedo man's Mate whn he died. I am also trying to look for information on my grandfather Alfred Thomas Huddleston who was a s1 in the navy and what ship or sub he may have being on

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Submarine USS Porpoise (SS-172) Photo Gallery
Holland tending Nautilus, Narwhal, Shark, Dolphin, Porpoise, Pike, and Tarpon, circa 1936-1939, photo 1 of 4
See all 7 photographs of Submarine USS Porpoise (SS-172)




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