USS Golet file photo [18724]


CountryUnited States
Ship ClassGato-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-361
BuilderManitowoc Shipbuilding Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States
Laid Down27 Jan 1943
Launched1 Aug 1943
Commissioned30 Nov 1943
Sunk14 Jun 1944
Displacement1,549 tons standard; 2,460 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
Bunkerage116,000gal fuel oil
Speed20 knots
Range11,000nm at 10 knots surfaced, 48 hours at 2 knots submerged
Armament6x533mm forward torpedo tubes, 4x533mm aft torpedo tubes, 24 torpedoes, 1x76mm gun, 2x7.62mm machine guns
Submerged Speed8.75 knots


ww2dbaseUSS Golet was commissioned into service at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States in late 1943 and embarked on her first war patrol from Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii in Mar 1944. Some time in Jun 1944, she became missing. A study of Japanese records revealed that on 14 Jun 1944, the Japanese attacked a contact off the northern coast of the island of Honshu and observed debris and oil on the surface after the attack; this sinking might have been USS Golet.

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Last Major Revision: Jul 2013

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Submarine Golet in Lake Michigan off Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, Aug 1943

Golet Operational Timeline

27 Jan 1943 The keel of submarine Golet was laid down by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States.
1 Aug 1943 Submarine Golet was launched at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, sponsored by the wife of Senator Alexander Wiley.
30 Nov 1943 Submarine Golet was commissioned into service at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States with Lieutenant Commander James M. Clement in command.
19 Dec 1943 USS Golet departed Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States.
28 Dec 1943 USS Golet arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
18 Mar 1944 USS Golet departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol.
3 May 1944 USS Golet arrived at Midway Atoll.
28 May 1944 USS Golet departed Midway Atoll with Lieutenant James S. Clark as her new commanding officer.
14 Jun 1944 The US submarine Golet became missing; she was believed to be sunk by Japanese naval vessels off Honshu, Japan.
9 Jul 1944 A message was sent to USS Golet, but the submarine did not respond.
26 Jul 1944 USS Golet was officially presumed lost in the Pacific Ocean.

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