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USS Hackleback

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-295
BuilderCramp Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Laid Down15 Aug 1942
Launched30 May 1943
Commissioned7 Nov 1944
Decommissioned20 Mar 1946
Displacement1550 tons standard; 2463 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryFour Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-1/8 9-cylinder opposed piston diesel engines (5,400shp), four high-speed Elliott electric motors (2,740shp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, two propellers
Bunkerage116,000 gallons 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 gun, 1x40mm gun, 2x.50cal machine guns
Submerged Speed8.75 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseUSS Hackleback was commissioned into service in Nov 1944. After training and shakedown cruises off the New England region of the United States, Hackleback was assigned to the Fleet Sonar School at Key West, Florida, United States and then the Panama Canal Zone for further training. In late Jan 1945, she arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii and embarked on her first war patrol on 6 Mar. In the evening of 6 Apr 1945, she made radar contact with the Japanese force centered around battleship Yamato; although she failed to attack the group on several occasions, driven away by escorting vessels, she was able to report the position of the Japanese force, leading to the air attack that sank the battleship on the next day. Her second war patrol took her to waters off the Sakishima Islands in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan on lifeguard station. Her third war patrol ended within hours as she received the news of the Japanese surrender on 14 Aug. Decommissioned in Mar 1946, she was placed in reserve with the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Mare Island Group at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California, United States. She was sold for scrap in 1968.

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USS Hackleback Operational Timeline

15 Aug 1942 The keel of submarine Hackleback was laid down by William Cramp and Sons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
30 May 1943 Submarine Hackleback was launched at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, sponsored by the wife of W. L. Wright.
7 Nov 1944 USS Hackleback was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander Frederick E. Janney in command.
24 Dec 1944 USS Hackleback arrived at the Fleet Sonar School at Key West, Florida, United States.
25 Jan 1945 USS Hackleback arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
6 Mar 1945 USS Hackleback departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol.
20 Mar 1945 USS Hackleback fired an acoustic seeking torpedo and then fired her deck gun at a small Japanese warship south of Japan; all attacks failed to hit the target.
6 Apr 1945 USS Hackleback made radio contact with the Japanese force centered around battleship Yamato; she attempted to attack by torpedoes but was driven away by escorting destroyers. She was able to report the location of the enemy fleet, however.
19 Apr 1945 USS Hackleback fired an acoustic seeking torpedo at a Japanese patrol vessel south of Japan; the torpedo missed.
26 Apr 1945 USS Hackleback arrived at Midway Atoll, ending her first war patrol.
21 May 1945 USS Hackleback departed Midway Atoll for her second war patrol.
22 Jun 1945 USS Hackleback rescued downed pilot Lieutenant Commander C. P. Smith off Sakishima Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan.
7 Jul 1945 USS Hackleback fired 73 shells against Japanese positions on Koto Sho (now Lanyu "Orchid" Island), Taiwan.
12 Jul 1945 USS Hackleback arrived at Guam, Mariana Islands, ending her second war patrol.
14 Aug 1945 USS Hackleback departed Guam, Mariana Islands for her third war patrol.
16 Aug 1945 USS Hackleback set sail for Midway Atoll.
11 Sep 1945 USS Hackleback arrived at San Francisco, California, United States.
20 Mar 1946 USS Hackleback was decommissioned from service at San Francisco, California, United States.
6 Nov 1962 While at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California, United States, submarine Hackleback was reclassified an auxiliary research submarine and received the new designation AGSS-295.
1 Mar 1967 While at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California, United States, submarine Hackleback was struck from the US Naval Register.
4 Dec 1968 Submarine Hackleback, physically at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, California, United States, was sold to the Zidell Explorations of Portland, Oregon, United States for scrapping.

Photographs

Launching of submarine Hackleback, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 May 1943USS Hackleback, circa 1944USS Hackleback, circa 1945Submarine tender USS Griffin with unidentified submarines (possibly USS Piranha, USS Lionfish, USS Moray, USS Devilfish, or USS Hacklebak), Midway Atoll, 26 Aug-1 Sep 1945
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Launching of submarine Hackleback, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 May 1943
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