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USS Carbonero

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-337
BuilderElectric Boat Company
Laid Down16 Dec 1943
Launched15 Oct 1944
Commissioned7 Feb 1945
Decommissioned1 Dec 1970
Sunk27 Apr 1975
Displacement1550 tons standard; 2460 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 with reduction gears (2,750shp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, two propellers
Speed20 knots
Range11,000nm at 10 knots surfaced, 48 hours at 2 knots submerged
Crew81
Armament6x533mm forward torpedo tubes, 4x533mm aft torpedo tubes, 24 torpedoes, 1x102mm 50cal deck gun
Submerged Speed8.75 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseUpon commissioning in Feb 1945, USS Carbonero served with the Fleet Sonar School at Key West, Florida, United States in Mar and Apr 1945. She arrive at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States in early May and departed for her first war patrol on 26 May. Off Taiwan, she served on lifeguard station until 8 Jul. After refitting at Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippine Island, she departed on 4 Aug for her second war patrol, during which she sank four sailing ships, two sampans, and two junks. The Pacific War ended during her second war patrol. After the war, she served on the west coast of the United States. In 1947, she conducted a simulated war patrol in the Western Pacific. In 1949, she was reclassified an auxiliary submarine (with new designation AGSS-337) and she was assigned the Regulus Missile Program. In 1951 she was fitted with the Fleet Snorkel modification package, and in 1953 she was fitted with missile guiding equipment. Her home port shifted to Pearl Harbor in 1957. In Jul 1959, she became the flagship of US Navy Submarine Division 12. In early 1962, her Regulus missile guidance equipment was removed, thus returning to her original designation of SS-337. In 1962, she played a role in the 1962 Operation Dominic nuclear weapon tests, stationing 30 miles from the point of detonation. During the Vietnam War, she served mainly as a lifeguard vessel, rescuing downed aviators. Carbonero was decommissioned on 1 Dec 1970, and was sunk as a target in 1975 by a Mark 48 torpedo fired by USS Pogy off Hawaii, United States.

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USS Carbonero Operational Timeline

10 Apr 1942 Submarine Carbonero was ordered.
16 Dec 1943 The keel of submarine Carbonero was laid down.
15 Oct 1944 Submarine Carbonero was launched, sponsored by Mrs. S. S. Murray.
7 Feb 1945 USS Carbonero was commissioned into service, Commander Charlton Murphy, Jr. in command.
21 Mar 1945 USS Carbonero departed New London, Connecticut, United States.
9 May 1945 USS Carbonero arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
26 May 1945 USS Carbonero departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. She would for the most part remain on lifeguard station off the island of Taiwan on the Chinese coast.
8 Jul 1945 USS Carbonero completed her first war patrol.
4 Aug 1945 USS Carbonero departed the Philippine Islands for her second war patrol.
10 Aug 1945 USS Carbonero sank two schooners and a sampan with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam-South China Sea area.
11 Aug 1945 USS Carbonero sank a sampan with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam-South China Sea area.
12 Aug 1945 USS Carbonero sank a junk with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam-South China Sea area.
13 Aug 1945 USS Carbonero sank two schooners with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam-South China Sea area.
14 Aug 1945 USS Carbonero sank a junk with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam-South China Sea area.
22 Sep 1945 USS Carbonero arrived at Seattle, Washington, United States.
30 Sep 1953 Lieutenant Commander J. O. House, Jr. relieved Commander W. P. Murphy at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States as the commanding officer of USS Carbonero.
13 May 1957 USS Carbonero's home port shifted to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
1 Dec 1970 USS Carbonero was decommissioned from service and was struck from the US Naval Register.
27 Apr 1975 Submarine Carbonero was sunk as a torpedo target off Hawaii, United States.

Photographs

USS Carbonero firing a Loon missile, 1951USS Carbonero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 14 Feb 1952, photo 1 of 2; note Regulus missile launcherUSS Carbonero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 14 Feb 1952, photo 2 of 2; note Regulus missile launcherAft plan view looking forward of USS Carbonero at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Feb 1952, photo 1 of 2; note USS Diodon outboard and USS Segundo forward
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