|Ship Class||Gato-class Submarine|
|Builder||Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI|
|Laid Down||15 Sep 1941|
|Launched||23 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Feb 1943|
|Decommissioned||20 Jul 1946|
|Displacement||1,526 tons standard; 2,424 tons submerged|
|Machinery||Four Fairbanks Morse diesel engines, four General Electric main 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|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseSponsored by Mrs. Julius Furer, the submarine Pogy (SS-266) was launched in 1942. The boat was named after a trout found in Lake Tahoe, California, United States. She arrived at Pearl Harbor on 5 Apr 1943, and set out for her first patrol ten days later, venturing deep into Japanese waters near the Japanese Home Islands. She was credited with several hits, including three torpedo hits on a destroyer, and a number of kills on this first patrol before she retired to Midway. She was instrumental in the campaign to disrupt Japanese shipping, sinking 62,633 tons during the war.
ww2dbaseAt the end of the war, she was decommissioned in 1946. She was subsequently sold for scrap on 1 May 1959.
Last Major Revision: Nov 2005
Submarine Pogy (SS-266) Interactive Map
Pogy Operational Timeline
|12 Feb 1943||Pogy was commissioned into service.|
|27 Jul 1945||US submarine USS Pogy (SS-266; Lieutenant Commander J. M. Bowers) sank the 2,449-ton Japanese merchant cargo ship Chikuzen Maru about 90 miles north of Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Four torpedoes were expended; two hit.|
|20 Jul 1946||Pogy was decommissioned from service.|
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