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USS Runner (Gato-class)

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassGato-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-275
BuilderPortsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States
Laid Down8 Dec 1941
Launched30 May 1942
Commissioned30 Jul 1942
Displacement1549 tons standard; 2460 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryFour General Motors Model 16-248 V16 diesel engines (5,400shp), four General Electric electric motors (2,740shp), two propellers, two 126-cell Sargo batteries
Bunkerage94,400 gallons fuel oil
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

Contributor:

ww2dbaseSubmarine Runner's keel was laid down on 8 Dec 1941, one day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. Upon completion in 1942, she held her shakedown cruise out of New London, Connecticut, United States along the east coast of the United States. In late 1942, she departed the east coast and arrived at Pearl Harbor on 10 Jan 1943 via the Panama Canal. During her first war patrol, she claimed to have hit five Japanese ships, although none would be marked as confirmed sinkings. After spending some time at Pearl Harbor for repairs and overhaul, she embarked on her second war patrol in Apr 1943, laying mines in the South China Sea and attacking Japanese shipping in the region. She embarked on her third war patrol on 27 May 1943 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Joseph Bourland, and the submarine was never heard from again. After sinking two ships in Japanese waters in Jun 1943 (as deduced from Japanese records after the war), she disappeared. She was presumed lost in Jul 1943.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

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USS Runner (Gato-class) Operational Timeline

8 Dec 1941 The keel of submarine Runner was laid down at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States.
30 May 1942 Submarine Runner was launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by the wife of John H. Newton.
30 Jul 1942 USS Runner was commissioned into service with Commander Frank W. Fenno, Jr. in command.
10 Jan 1943 USS Runner arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
18 Jan 1943 USS Runner departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol.
2 Feb 1943 USS Runner attacked and claimed the sinking of a Japanese transport in the western Pacific; she reported 6 torpedoes expended and 4 hits.
9 Feb 1943 USS Runner attacked a Japanese transport and an escorting destroyer in the western Pacific; she claimed the sinking of a Japanese transport, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired.
14 Feb 1943 USS Runner attacked and claimed the sinking of a Japanese transport in the western Pacific; she reported 3 torpedoes expended and 2 hits.
19 Feb 1943 USS Runner attacked a Japanese transport and an escorting destroyer in the western Pacific; she claimed the sinking of a Japanese transport, hitting her with 2 of 3 torpedoes fired; four torpedoes were fired at the destroyer without any hits.
7 Mar 1943 USS Runner arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her first war patrol.
1 Apr 1943 USS Runner departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her second war patrol.
21 Apr 1943 USS Runner attacked a Japanese transport in the South China Sea; all 5 torpedoes fired missed.
24 Apr 1943 USS Runner damaged a Japanese transport in the South China Sea, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired.
6 May 1943 USS Runner arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her second war patrol.
27 May 1943 USS Runner departed Midway Atoll for her third war patrol.
11 Jun 1943 USS Runner sank Japanese cargo ship Seinan Maru in Tsugaru Strait off Hokkaido, Japan.
26 Jun 1943 The US submarine Runner failed to report in whilst on patrol off Northern Japan and would soon be presumed lost. Post-war records showed that she sank Japanese passenger-cargo ship Shinryu Maru off Kurile Islands, Japan on this date.
30 Oct 1943 Submarine Runner was struck from the US Naval Register.

Photographs

Launching of submarine Runner, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 30 May 1942USS Runner, Oct 1942USS Runner, Oct 1942USS Runner off Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 16 Oct 1942




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