|Ship Class||Gato-class Submarine|
|Builder||Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States|
|Laid Down||24 Oct 1941|
|Launched||15 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Jun 1942|
|Decommissioned||1 Jan 1947|
|Displacement||1,526 tons standard; 2,410 tons submerged|
|Machinery||Four Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines, four Elliot Motor Co. motors, two screws|
|Bunkerage||94,400 gallons, two 126-cell main storage batteries|
|Power Output||5,400 shaft horsepower|
|Range||11,000 nm at 10 knots|
|Submerged Speed||8.75 knots|
|Final Decommission||1 Apr 1960|
ww2dbaseNamed for a fish just like many submarines of the era, Shad had her shakedown cruiser off the New England coast and held her first patrols in the Atlantic in places ranging from off West Africa to as far north as off Norway. In Sep 1943, she was transferred to the Pacific and performed six patrols by the end of the war. Notably, she performed patrols off the Japanese home islands and Taiwan near the end of the war, damaging a number of freighters (sinking of a small number of them) and disrupting Japanese logistics. She came off of the United States Navy's active list and became a training vessel in 1947. She was removed from that role in Apr 1960 and sold for scrap to Luria Brothers, Inc., Kearney, NJ in the same year.
Last Major Revision: Sep 2006
Submarine Shad (SS-235) Interactive Map
Shad Operational Timeline
|12 Jun 1942||Shad was commissioned into service.|
|1 Jan 1947||Shad was decommissioned from service.|
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