USS S-35 file photo [15246]

USS S-35

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassS-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-140
BuilderBethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, San Francisco, California, United States
Laid Down14 Jun 1918
Launched27 Feb 1919
Commissioned17 Aug 1922
Decommissioned19 Mar 1945
Sunk4 Apr 1946
Displacement868 tons standard; 1079 tons submerged
Length219 feet
Beam21 feet
Draft16 feet
MachineryNew London Ship & Engine diesel engines, Electro Dynamic Company electric motors, two propellers
Bunkerage41,192 gallons of oil
Power Output1200 SHP
Speed15 knots
Crew38
Armament4x533mm torpedo tubes, 12 torpedoes, 1x102mm deck gun
Submerged Speed11 knots

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ww2dbaseUSS S-35 was originally commissioned in 1922 and was based in San Diego, California, United States until 1925 and then at Cavite, Philippine Islands until 1932. Between 1932 and 1940, she returned to the Pacific Fleet and was based at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. In Apr 1941, she was transferred to San Diego to serve with the West Coast Sound School; the Pacific War would begin while she was in this role. In Jan 1942, she received an overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, upon which she moved to Dutch Harbor in the US Territory of Alaska, arriving in early Apr and embarking on her first war patrol on 12 Apr in the Kurile Islands. On 21 Dec 1942, while in the Aleutian Islands waters, an electrical fire began in the control room during a heavy storm, causing heavy damage, forcing her to end the fifth war patrol early for medical treatment for the injured and for repairs; she would be out of action for repairs at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington, United States until Jun 1943. Much like her experience in 1942, her records in 1943 were also generally poor; while poor weather was partially to blame, her older design (and thus slower speed) also prevented her from successfully close in on targets. She was shifted to Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands and Majuro and Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands to serve as a training submarine for the bulk of 1944. In Jan 1945, she received repairs in San Diego. In Feb 1945, she returned to Hawaii as a training submarine for damage control procedures. She was decommissioned on 19 Mar 1945, prior to the end of the Pacific War, but remained in training roles for several more months. She was ultimately sunk by torpedoes as a target ship in 1946.

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USS S-35 Operational Timeline

14 Jun 1918 The keel of submarine S-35 was laid down at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation yard in San Francisco, California, United States.
27 Feb 1919 Submarine S-35 was launched at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation yard in San Francisco, California, United States, sponsored by Miss Louise C. Bailey.
17 Aug 1922 USS S-35 was commissioned into service with Lieutenant T. E. Short in command.
25 Oct 1922 USS S-35 was decommissioned from service at Groton, Connecticut, United States for engine enhancement work by the Electric Boat Company.
7 May 1923 USS S-35 was recommissioned into service at New London, Connecticut, United States.
12 Jul 1925 USS S-35 arrived at the Submarine Base, Cavite, Philippine Islands.
2 May 1932 USS S-35 departed the Philippine Islands for Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii to join the Pacific Fleet.
12 Apr 1942 USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for her first war patrol.
21 Apr 1942 USS S-35 remained off Paramushiro, Hokkaido, Japan in the Kurile Islands due to heavy fog.
22 Apr 1942 USS S-35 remained off Paramushiro, Hokkaido, Japan in the Kurile Islands due to heavy fog.
23 Apr 1942 USS S-35 was spotted by a Japanese submarine in the Kurile Islands and was subjected to a depth charge attack.
24 Apr 1942 USS S-35 approached Paramushiro, Hokkaido, Japan in the Kurile Islands.
27 Apr 1942 While off Attu, US Territory of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands, USS S-35's cook was diagnosed with mumps, forcing the submarine to return to base.
28 Apr 1942 USS S-35 sailed west from Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska in response to a reported Japanese invasion fleet in the western Aleutian Islands, starting her second war patrol.
30 Apr 1942 USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her first war patrol.
30 May 1942 USS S-35 reached the western Aleutian Islands and began patrolling the area.
3 Jun 1942 USS S-35 spotted Japanese aircraft en route to raid Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska.
11 Jun 1942 USS S-35 received orders to return to Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska to replenish supplies.
14 Jun 1942 USS S-35 approached Kiska, US Territory of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.
29 Jun 1942 USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her second war patrol.
14 Jul 1942 USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for her third war patrol.
7 Aug 1942 USS S-35 reported weather conditions near Kiska, US Territory of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.
20 Oct 1942 USS S-35 arrived at Unalaska, US Territory of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.
26 Oct 1942 USS S-35 departed Unalaska, US Territory of Alaska for her fourth war patrol.
22 Nov 1942 USS S-35 set sail for the Aleutian Islands.
25 Nov 1942 USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her fourth war patrol.
11 Dec 1942 USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for her fifth war patrol.
15 Dec 1942 USS S-35 reached the waters near Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands.
17 Dec 1942 USS S-35 set sail for Adak, US Territory of Alaska.
19 Dec 1942 USS S-35 disembarked a sick sailor at Adak, US Territory of Alaska and set sail for Kiska.
21 Dec 1942 USS S-35 suffered electrical fires during a storm, forcing her to end the war patrol early.
24 Dec 1942 USS S-35 entered Kuluk Bay, Adak, Aleutian Islands to vent smoke caused by the series of electrical fires suffered since 21 Dec 1942.
29 Dec 1942 USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her fifth war patrol.
14 Jan 1943 USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.
29 Jan 1943 USS S-35 arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States.
20 May 1943 USS S-35 began post-repair trials off Bremerton, Washington, United States.
31 May 1943 USS S-35 completed post-repair trials off Bremerton, Washington, United States.
3 Jun 1943 USS S-35 departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States.
11 Jun 1943 USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska.
17 Jun 1943 USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for her sixth war patrol.
25 Jun 1943 USS S-35 arrived in the Kurile Islands.
26 Jun 1943 USS S-35 transited Onekotan Strait in the Kurile Islands.
27 Jun 1943 USS S-35 detected a Japanese freighter in the Kurile Islands but failed to close in on the ship due to the submarine's slow speed.
29 Jun 1943 USS S-35's starboard engine was repaired while at sea in the Kurile Islands.
30 Jun 1943 USS S-35 set sail toward the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
1 Jul 1943 USS S-35 sank Japanese fishing tender Banshu Maru No. 7 off the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia at 1821 hours, hitting her with 2 of 3 torpedoes fired. She escaped the area at 1825 hours after detecting a potential counterattack on the submarine.
2 Jul 1943 USS S-35 was ordered to sail to waters off Paramushiro, Hokkaido, Japan.
4 Jul 1943 USS S-35 arrived off Paramushiro, Hokkaido, Japan.
16 Jul 1943 USS S-35 and a Japanese destroyer gave chase to each other off Paramushiro, Hokkaido, Japan; no hits were scored by either side when night fell and they lost sight of each other.
17 Jul 1943 USS S-35 set sail for the Aleutian Islands.
21 Jul 1943 USS S-35 arrived at Attu, Aleutian Islands.
25 Jul 1943 USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her sixth war patrol.
6 Aug 1943 USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for her seventh war patrol.
11 Aug 1943 USS S-35 sighted a Japanese ship in the Pacific Ocean but failed to close in for attack.
19 Aug 1943 USS S-35 suffered mechanical issues in the port engine crankshaft and couplings and set sail for Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska to receive repairs.
26 Nov 1943 USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, continuing her seventh war patrol.
8 Dec 1943 USS S-35 reached Kurile Islands waters.
19 Dec 1943 USS S-35 set sail toward Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
25 Dec 1943 USS S-35 arrived at Attu, Aleutian Islands.
30 Dec 1943 USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her seventh and final war patrol.
19 Mar 1945 USS S-35 was decommissioned from service at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
4 Apr 1946 USS S-35 was sunk as a target off the Hawaiian Islands.

Photographs

Launching of submarine S-35, San Francisco, California, United States, 27 Feb 1919USS S-32 and USS S-35 at Groton, Connecticut, United States, 9 Jan 1923USS S-35, circa May 1923USS S-35 underway off San Diego, California, United States, Nov 1923
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1. Kathleen Lang says:
16 May 2014 09:20:12 AM

It was such a Blessing to see the photo of the ship's crew in Dutch Harbor and there was my father! Earl John Lang. I was in tears, but they were tears of happiness. He would have been so proud. He would have been 100 yrs old this Sept. God Bless Him and his crewman that he so proudly served with. Thank you for this website.

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