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USS Cisco

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-290
BuilderPortsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States
Laid Down29 Oct 1942
Launched24 Dec 1942
Commissioned10 May 1943
Sunk28 Sep 1943
Displacement1550 tons standard; 2453 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryFour General Motors Model 16-248 V16 diesel engines (5,400shp), four high-speed General Electric electric motors (2,740shp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, two propellers
Bunkerage94,400 gallons of fuel
Speed20 knots
Range11,000nm at 10 knots surfaced, 48 hours at 2 knots submerged
Crew80
Armament6x533mm forward torpedo tubes, 4x533mm aft torpedo tubes, 24 torpedoes, 1x102mm 50cal deck gun, 1x40mm Bofors gun, 2x .50cal machine guns
Submerged Speed8.75 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseUSS Cisco was commissioned into service in mid-1943 and arrived at Australia on 1 Sep 1943. She departed Darwin, Australia for her first war patrol on 20 Sep, from which she never returned. After studying Japanese records after the war, it was realized that USS Cisco was sunk off Mindanao, Philippine Islands on 28 Sep by bombs and depth charges from a Type 97 aircraft of the Japanese 954th Naval Air Squadron and the river gunboat Karatsu.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

USS Cisco Operational Timeline

29 Oct 1942 Submarine Cisco was laid down at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States.
24 Dec 1942 Submarine Cisco was launched at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by Mrs. A. C. Bennett through her proxy Mrs. N. Robertson.
10 May 1943 USS Cisco was commissioned into service, Commander James W. Coe in command.
7 Aug 1943 USS Cisco departed the Panama Canal Zone.
1 Sep 1943 USS Cisco arrived at Brisbane, Australia.
18 Sep 1943 USS Cisco arrived at Darwin, Australia.
20 Sep 1943 USS Cisco departed Darwin, Australia for her first and only war patrol.
28 Sep 1943 The US submarine Cisco was sunk by Japanese aircraft west of Mindanao, Philippine Islands.

Photographs

USS Cisco during trials, off northeastern United States, 19 Jun 1943, photo 1 of 4USS Cisco during trials, off northeastern United States, 19 Jun 1943, photo 2 of 4USS Cisco during trials, off northeastern United States, 19 Jun 1943, photo 3 of 4USS Cisco during trials, off northeastern United States, 19 Jun 1943, photo 4 of 4




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1. Stella Renner says:
30 May 2016 09:51:47 PM

Thank you very much for this information. I had a second cousin who served on the Cisco, but never more information. His name was Donald Frank Anderson and served as Chief Motor Machinist's Mate. I never got to know him and this site helped me know where and when he served, albeit a short time.

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