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USS Hoe

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassGato-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-258
BuilderElectric Boat Company
Laid Down2 Jan 1942
Launched17 Sep 1942
Commissioned16 Dec 1942
Decommissioned7 Aug 1946
Displacement1549 tons standard; 2463 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryFour Hooven-Owens-Rentschler diesel engines (5,400shp), four high-speed Allis-Chalmers electric motors with reduction gears (2,740shp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, 2 propellers
Speed21 knots
Range11,000nm at 10 knots surfaced, 48 hours at 2 knots submerged
Crew60
Armament6x533mm forward torpedo tubes, 4x533mm aft torpedo tubes, 24 torpedoes, 1x76mm 50cal deck gun
Submerged Speed9 knots

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ww2dbaseCommissioned into service in late 1942, USS Hoe sailed for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States in mid-1943, arrived on 15 May to prepare for her first war patrol in the Guam of the Mariana Islands and the Palau Islands area. Her second war patrol took her west of Truk, Caroline Islands. After extensive repairs (she had been damaged by a depth charge attack during the second war patrol), she departed Pearl Harbor for her third war patrol on 26 Jan 1944 in waters between Mindanao, Philippine Islands and Halmahera, Maluku Islands and sank one Japanese tanker, Nissho Maru, on 25 Feb. Her fourth through sixth war patrols, all of which started from Fremantle, Australia, were conducted in the South China Sea; her sixth war patrol saw her acting as the leader of a successful submarine wolfpack operating in waters southwest of Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippine Islands, with Hoe claiming credit for the sinking of passenger ship Kohoko Maru. After an uneventful seventh war patrol, her eighth and final war patrol was conducted again in the South China Sea, during which she made an underwater collision with USS Flounder, which was one of the very few recorded in United States Navy history. She was decommissioned in Aug 1946 and placed in reserve. In Sep 1956, she was taken out of reserve to act as a training ship for the Naval Reserve in the 3rd Naval District. Upon completion of her training duties, she was sold for scrap.

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USS Hoe Operational Timeline

2 Jan 1942 Submarine Hoe was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut, United States.
17 Sep 1942 Submarine Hoe was launched, sponsored by Miss Helen Hess.
6 Dec 1942 USS Hoe was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander B. C. Folger in command.
16 Dec 1942 Hoe was commissioned into service.
19 Apr 1943 USS Hoe departed for Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
15 May 1943 USS Hoe arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
27 May 1943 USS Hoe departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol.
15 Jun 1943 USS Hoe made a night time underwater torpedo attack, damaging a Japanese freighter with 1 out of 3 torpedoes fired.
21 Jun 1943 USS Hoe sank a Japanese ship, hitting her with 3 out of 4 torpedoes fired.
11 Jul 1943 USS Hoe arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her first war patrol.
21 Aug 1943 USS Hoe departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her second war patrol.
29 Aug 1943 USS Hoe fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese destroyer escort; all torpedoes missed.
22 Sep 1943 USS Hoe damaged a Japanese tanker after hitting her with 2 out of 6 torpedoes fired.
30 Sep 1943 USS Hoe fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese freighter; all torpedoes missed.
8 Oct 1943 USS Hoe searched for down American airmen in the Wake Island area.
9 Oct 1943 USS Hoe searched for down American airmen in the Wake Island area.
18 Oct 1943 USS Hoe arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her second war patrol.
26 Jan 1944 USS Hoe departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her third war patrol.
16 Feb 1944 USS Hoe attacked a Japanese convoy with 8 torpedoes, scoring 4 hits on 2 freighters.
25 Feb 1944 USS Hoe sank Japanese tanker Nissho Maru with a night time surfaced torpedo attack.
5 Mar 1944 USS Hoe arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her third war patrol.
4 Apr 1944 USS Hoe departed Fremantle, Australia for her fourth war patrol in the South China Sea.
8 May 1944 USS Hoe attacked a Japanese convoy in the South China Sea, damaging a tanker and a freigther with 2 of 6 torpedoes fired.
17 May 1944 USS Hoe damaged a Japanese freighter with 1 of 5 torpedoes fired.
19 May 1944 USS Hoe claimed damaging a Japanese ship and sinking another after scoring 2 torpedoes on each of the ships; a total of 10 torpedoes were fired.
2 Jun 1944 USS Hoe arrved at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fourth war patrol.
29 Jun 1944 USS Hoe departed Fremantle, Australia for her fifth war patrol in the South China Sea.
20 Jul 1944 USS Hoe fired 4 torpedoes at a Japanese freighter, scoring no hits.
25 Jul 1944 USS hoe fired 6 torpedoes at a Japanese submarine, scoring no hits.
23 Aug 1944 USS Hoe arrved at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fifth war patrol.
15 Sep 1944 USS Hoe departed Fremantle, Australia for her sixth war patrol in the South China Sea.
7 Oct 1944 USS Hoe fired 7 torpedoes at a Japanese convoy, scoring 3 hits on 2 freighters, sinking 1 of them.
8 Oct 1944 USS Hoe fired 17 torpedoes at a Japanese convoy, scoring 5 hits, sinking 1 freighter and damaging 3 other ships.
22 Oct 1944 USS Hoe arrved at Fremantle, Australia, ending her sixth war patrol.
23 Nov 1944 USS Hoe departed Fremantle, Australia for her seventh war patrol.
2 Dec 1944 USS Hoe fired 7 torpedoes at a Japanese tanker, damaging her with 2 hits.
22 Dec 1944 USS Hoe fired 3 torpedoes at a Japanese tanker at periscope depth; all torpedoes missed.
3 Jan 1945 USS Hoe arrved at Fremantle, Australia, ending her seventh war patrol.
8 Feb 1945 USS Hoe departed Fremantle, Australia for her eighth war patrol in the South China Sea.
23 Feb 1945 USS Hoe collided with USS Flounder underwater at the depth of 60 feet, incurring light damage.
25 Feb 1945 USS Hoe sank Japanese convoy escort ship Shinan with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired from periscope depth.
27 Feb 1945 USS Hoe fired 2 torpedoes at periscope depth at a Japanese freighter; both torpedoes missed.
6 Mar 1945 USS Hoe arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her eighth and final war patrol.
14 Apr 1945 USS Hoe entered Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States for overhaul.
5 Jul 1945 USS Hoe completed her overhaul at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States and departed for the western Pacific.
15 Aug 1945 USS Hoe arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands.
29 Sep 1945 USS Hoe arrived at New York, New York, United States.
7 Aug 1946 USS Hoe was decommissioned from service at New London, Connecticut, United States and was placed in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
1 May 1960 Submarine Hoe was struck from the US Naval Register.
23 Aug 1960 Submarine Hoe was sold to Laneett Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts, United States for scrap.

Photographs

USS Hoe underway off the east coast of the United States, 16 Feb 1943Stern view of USS Hoe, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945USS Hoe at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945, photo 1 of 2; note circle showing recently received equipmentUSS Hoe at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945, photo 2 of 2; note circle showing recently received equipment
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. 1 says:
20 Apr 2011 06:22:45 AM

USS Hoe is a funny name
2. Gregory Fassler says:
17 Jun 2014 07:18:42 AM

Hello, I just recently received documents on my father who is deceased that sailed on the SS-258 Hoe. Is there anyway of getting a list of the sailors who sailed that ship. My father was a Machinists Mate 1c specializing in diesel engines.
Thank You for your help!
3. Anonymous says:
16 Jan 2015 07:25:12 AM

My uncle was on this sub for a while he was a TM

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USS Hoe underway off the east coast of the United States, 16 Feb 1943
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