CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-321


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23 Nov 1944 USS Besugo sank landing ship No. 151 about 15 miles north of the northern tip of Palawan, Philippine Islands.
23 Apr 1945 US submarine USS Besugo sank German submarine U-183 in the Java Sea; only one German sailor survived the sinking.


USS Besugo at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 Jan 1946; note USS Spadefish and USS Barbero in background

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1. Felipe Villarreal says:
12 Oct 2012 06:26:42 PM

Interesting subjects.. Fasinated by the number of ships, where they were build and where they ended up. For many their finale resting place. For the time and circumtances, it is great to have the history and if and when possible their location found.
2. Anonymous says:
25 Jun 2013 01:45:31 PM

My father was in WWII on the USS Besugo. I have a picture of it from February 27, 1944 being launched fro Groton, CT. My mother told me that my father had been lost under enemy lines during the war for 30 days and they thought they were dead but they resurfaced. I don't know if it was this ship or not.
3. Thomas L. Wogan says:
13 May 2015 09:12:55 AM

Interesting to read accounts of the individuals associated with the SS 321 and others that are interested in its history. My father took command of this submarine in New London when it was launched.

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USS Besugo at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 Jan 1946; note USS Spadefish and USS Barbero in background

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