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USS Capitaine

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-336
BuilderElectric Boat Company
Laid Down2 Dec 1943
Launched1 Oct 1944
Commissioned26 Jan 1945
Decommissioned4 Mar 1966
Displacement1550 tons standard; 2463 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryFour General Motors Model 16-278A V16 diesel engines (5,400shp), four high-speed General Electric electric motors (2,740shp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, two propellers
Bunkerage118,000gal fuel oil
Speed20 knots
Range11,000nm at 10 knots surfaced, 48 hours at 2 knots submerged
Crew66
Armament6x533mm forward torpedo tubes, 4x533mm aft torpedo tubes, 24 torpedoes, 1x127mm 25cal gun, 1x40mm Bofors gun, 1x20mm gun, 2x .50cal machine guns
Submerged Speed8.75 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseUSS Capitaine was commissioned into service in Jan 1945 with Lieutenant Commander E. S. Friedrick in command. Arriving in US Territory of Hawaii in Apr 1945, she embarked on her first war patrol in the following month, sinking one small craft, Bandai Maru, in the Java Sea. Although she would embark on a second war patrol, the Pacific War would end before she could score a second sinking. She returned to the US in Sep 1945. Between Jan and Mar 1946, she conducted training in Philippine waters, followed by simulated war patrols in 1947 and 1948. She was placed in reserve at Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, United States in 1950. She returned to service between 1957 and 1966, serving on the west coast of the United States and in Japan; in 1964, she took part in the filming of the movie "In Harm's Way". On 4 Mar 1966, she was decommissioned from US Navy service, and on the following day she was transferred on loan to Italy. Recommissioned as Alfredo Cappellini (S-507), she would serve in the Italian Navy until 1977, when she was scrapped.

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USS Capitaine Operational Timeline

2 Dec 1943 The keel of submarine Capitaine was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
1 Oct 1944 Submarine Capitaine was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Rondomanski.
26 Jan 1945 USS Capitaine was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander E. S. Friedrick in command.
7 Mar 1945 USS Capitaine departed New London, Connecticut, United States.
15 Apr 1945 USS Capitaine arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
6 May 1945 USS Capitaine departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol.
6 Jun 1945 USS Capitaine fired four torpedoes at a small Japanese patrol craft in the South China Sea; all torpedoes missed.
16 Jun 1945 USS Capitaine rescued five survivors of a sunken Japanese merchant ship.
30 Jun 1945 USS Capitaine attacked five small Japanese craft with her deck gun in the Java Sea, sinking Bandai Maru.
10 Feb 1950 USS Capitaine was decommissioned from service at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States.
23 Feb 1957 USS Capitaine was recommissioned into service at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States.
1 Jul 1960 USS Capitaine was reclassified an auxiliary research submarine and her hull number changed from SS-336 to AGSS-336.
4 Mar 1966 USS Capitaine was decommissioned from service.
5 Mar 1966 US submarine Capitaine was transferred on loan to Italy and was recommissioned as Alfredo Cappellini (S-507).
5 Dec 1977 Submarine Capitaine was struck from the US Naval Register; as Italian submarine Alfredo Cappellini (S-507), she was being prepared for scrapping.

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USS Capitaine, 10 Jul 1945Bow view of USS Capitaine off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Dec 1946Port view of USS Capitaine off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Dec 1946Stern view of USS Capitaine off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Dec 1946
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