USS Sailfish file photo [26450]

Sailfish

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassSargo-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-192

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Sailfish Operational Timeline

23 May 1939 USS Squalus sank off the Isles of Shoals in northeastern United States due to the failure of the main induction valves, which flooded the aft portions of the ship. 26 were killed from drowning, 33 were rescued.
13 Jul 1939 The stern of the sunken USS Squalus was briefly raised in the Isles of Shoals off northeastern United States, but the wreck would slip under the surface again.
13 Sep 1939 The wreck of USS Squalus was raised in the Isles of Shoals off northeastern United States and towed to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, United States for repairs.
15 Nov 1939 USS Squalus was decommissioned from service at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States.
9 Feb 1940 Submarine Squalus was renamed USS Sailfish.
2 Mar 1942 USS Sailfish sank Japanese transport Kamogawa Maru east of Bali in the Lombok Strait in the Dutch East Indies at 2100 hours, killing 326.

Photographs

Submarine USS Sailfish off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Apr 1943.Crew members of the submarine USS Sailfish gather on the after deck in Groton, Connecticut, United States in Sep 1945 still celebrating the news that Japan had surrendered.




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Submarine USS Sailfish off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Apr 1943.
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Famous WW2 Quote
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945