Chub file photo [15736]

USS Chub

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-329
BuilderElectric Boat Company
Laid Down16 Sep 1943
Launched18 Jun 1944
Commissioned21 Oct 1944
Decommissioned23 May 1948
Displacement1550 tons standard; 2463 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryFour General Motors Model 16-278A V16 diesel engines (5,400shp), four high-speed General Electric electric motors with reduction gears (2,740shp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, two propellers
Bunkerage118,000 gallons of oil
Speed20 knots
Range11,000nm at 10 knots surfaced, 48 hours at 2 knots submerged
Crew66
Armament6x533mm forward torpedo tubes, 4x533mm aft torpedo tubes, 24 torpedoes, 1x127mm 25cal deck gun, 1x40mm Bofors gun, 1x20mm Oerlikon gun, 2x12.7mm machine guns
Submerged Speed8.75 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseUSS Chub was commissioned into service in late 1944 and embarked on her first war patrol in Feb 1945. Her first sinking was achieved during her second war patrol in May 1945 in the Java Sea, a Japanese transport, and she would go on to destroy several more targets in the same region through the end of the war. After the war, she served with the US Navy in the Pacific Ocean until 1948 when she was transferred to Turkey. Renamed Gür, she received GUPPY I conversion work at Gölcük Naval Shipyard in Turkey and at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, United States between 1953 and 1954. In 1954, she received the hull number of D-3, and in 1955 S-20, and finally in 1959 S-334. In 1975, Gür was decommissioned and was returned to the United States. She was sold to the Zidell Explorations of Portland, Oregon, United States for US$55,459.00 in May 1976 for scrap.

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USS Chub Operational Timeline

24 Sep 1942 The planned submarine Bonaci was renamed Chub.
16 Sep 1943 The keel of submarine Chub was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
18 Jun 1944 Submarine Chub was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. T. A. Risch.
21 Oct 1944 USS Chub was commissioned into service, Commander C. D. Rhymes, Jr. in command.
24 Jan 1945 USS Chub arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
13 Feb 1945 USS Chub departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol.
3 Mar 1945 USS Chub was attacked by a Japanese submarine but was able to escape unharmed.
29 Mar 1945 USS Chub spotted a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea and began pursuing the ships, attacked by patrolling aircraft in the process.
30 Mar 1945 USS Chub rescued three American airmen off Yulikan Bay, Hainan island, China.
12 Apr 1945 USS Chub was attacked by a Japanese aircraft, sustaining temporary loss of power and depth control.
18 Apr 1945 USS Chub arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her first war patrol.
14 May 1945 USS Chub departed Fremantle, Australia for her second war patrol.
20 May 1945 USS Chub attacked a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea, sinking a transport with one of four torpedoes fired.
21 May 1945 USS Chub sank a Japanese ship in the Java Sea, hitting her with one of five torpedoes fired.
30 May 1945 USS Chub attacked a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea; both torpedoes missed.
1 Jun 1945 USS Chub gave chase to a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea, firing two spreads of three torpedoes on separate occasions; all torpedoes missed.
14 Jun 1945 USS Chub sank a Japanese ship in the Java Sea, hitting her with one of five torpedoes fired.
21 Jun 1945 USS Chub arrived at Subic Bay in central Luzon, Philippine Islands, ending her second war patrol.
15 Jul 1945 USS Chub departed Subic Bay in central Luzon, Philippine Islands for her third war patrol.
24 Jul 1945 USS Chub sank a Japanese tug in the Java Sea with her deck gun.
5 Aug 1945 USS Chub attacked a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea, sinking one ship with a torpedo and sinking a tug and a patrol vessel with her deck gun; two torpedoes were expended in the attack.
9 Aug 1945 USS Chub sank a small Japanese vessel in the Java Sea with her deck gun.
11 Aug 1945 USS Chub attacked a Japanese convoy in the Java Sea with her deck gun, sinking one small ship and damaging a patrol vessel.
17 Aug 1945 USS Chub arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her third and final war patrol.
12 Nov 1946 USS Chub began a scheduled overhaul.
14 Feb 1947 The scheduled overhaul work for USS Chub completed.
4 May 1948 USS Chub departed New London, Connecticut, United States.
11 May 1948 USS Chub arrived at Izmir, Turkey.
23 May 1948 USS Chub was decommissioned from service at Izmir, Turkey and was transferred to the Turkish Navy.
25 May 1948 Submarine Gür was commissioned into service.
28 May 1948 Submarine Chub was struck from the US Naval Register.
5 Mar 1954 Submarine Gür entered Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States for the second phase of her GUPPY I conversion.
3 Sep 1954 Submarine Gür completed her GUPPY I conversion work at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States.
12 Dec 1975 Submarine Gür was decommissioned from service and returned to the United States.
22 May 1976 Submarine Chub/Gür was sold to Zidell Explorations of Portland, Oregon, United States for scrap.

Photographs

USS Chub underway, circa 1946USS Chub departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Mar 1948Submarine Gür off Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, United States, 3 Sep 1954, photo 1 of 4Submarine Gür off Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, United States, 3 Sep 1954, photo 2 of 4
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