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USS Pintado

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-387
BuilderPortsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States
Laid Down7 May 1943
Launched15 Sep 1943
Commissioned1 Jan 1944
Decommissioned6 Mar 1946
Displacement1550 tons standard; 2429 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft17 feet
MachineryFour Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-? 10-cyl opposed piston diesel engines (5,400shp), four high-speed Elliott electric motors with reduction gears (2,740shp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, two propellers
Bunkerage116,000 gallon oil
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, 1x127mm 25cal gun, 1x40mm gun, 1x20mm gun, 2x12.7mm 0.5cal machine guns
Submerged Speed8.75 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseUSS Pintado was commissioned into service on the first day of 1944 and had her shakedown and training cruise off Key West, Florida, United States. She was transferred to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States in Apr 1944, and embarked on her first war patrol in the following month. As a member of a wolfpack, she earned several kills and assisted other submarines in earning kills with her aggressive tactics in the first war patrol, and it was to set a model for her subsequent patrols, winning a Presidential Unit Citation for her achievements in 1944. Toward the end of the war, she operated on lifeguard station off Japan in her final two war patrols, picking up several downed airmen. After the war, she was decommissioned in San Francisco, California, United States in 1946. She was sold to Zidell Explorations, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, United States for scrap. Her conning tower is now on display at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas, United States.

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USS Pintado Operational Timeline

7 May 1943 The keel of submarine Pintado was laid down.
15 Sep 1943 Submarine Pintado was launched, sponsored by Mrs. Antonio Prince.
1 Jan 1944 USS Pintado was commissioned into service, Lieutenant Commander Bernard A. Clarey in command.
17 Feb 1944 USS Pintado departed Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States.
31 Mar 1944 USS Pintado set sail for the Panama Canal.
23 Apr 1944 USS Pintado arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
16 May 1944 USS Pintado departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol.
20 May 1944 USS Pintado arrived at Midway Atoll.
21 May 1944 USS Pintado departed Midway Atoll.
31 May 1944 USS Pintado began tracking a Japanese convoy in the Philippine Sea.
1 Jun 1944 USS Pintado fired six torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the Philippine Sea, scoring several hits, sinking Toho Maru and damaging another.
4 Jun 1944 USS Pintado helped in the wolfpack attack against a Japanese convoy in the Philippine Sea, but did not earn any sinkings during the attack.
6 Jun 1944 USS Pintado ten torpedoes against a Japanese convoy in the Philippine Sea, sinking Havre Maru and Kashimasan Maru.
1 Jul 1944 USS Pintado arrived ta Majuro, Marshall Islands, ending her first war patrol.
6 Aug 1944 USS Pintado sank Japanese cargo ship Shonan Maru and damaged another in the East China Sea; six torpedoes were expended and four of them made contact (two on each target).
22 Aug 1944 USS Pintado detected a 11-ship Japanese convoy during the day. After sundown, she fired ten torpedoes at the convoy, sinking the large tanker Tonan Maru No. 2 and damaging two other ships with a total of four hits.
1 Sep 1944 USS Pintado set sail for Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
14 Sep 1944 USS Pintado arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her second war patrol.
9 Oct 1944 USS Pintado departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her third war patrol.
25 Oct 1944 USS Pintado chased Japanese light cruiser Tama in assistance of USS Jallao off the Philippine Islands.
3 Nov 1944 USS Pintado fired six torpedoes at a Japanese carrier off the Philippine Islands, but hit escorting destroyer Akikaze instead, damaging but not failing to sink the destroyer.
14 Nov 1944 USS Pintado set sail for Saipan, Mariana Islands, escorting the damaged submarine USS Halibut.
19 Nov 1944 USS Pintado arrived at Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Mariana Islands.
12 Dec 1944 After sundown, USS Pintado sank Japanese Transport No. 12 and Japanese Transport No. 104 in the Luzon Strait between Taiwan and the Philippine Islands, hitting them with three of six torpedoes fired.
13 Dec 1944 USS Pintado fired ten torepdoes at Japanese Transport No. 106 in the Luzon Strait between Taiwan and the Philippine Islands; she claimed a sinking after observing one torpedo hit, but this kill was not awarded.
15 Dec 1944 USS Pintado set sail for Australia.
1 Jan 1945 USS Pintado arrived in Brisbane, Australia, ending her third war patrol.
27 Jan 1945 USS Pintado departed Brisbane, Australia for her fourth war patrol.
20 Feb 1945 USS Pintado was detected by a Japanese aircraft in the South China Sea, which damaged her with depth charges.
30 Mar 1945 USS Pintado arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fourth war patrol.
1 Jun 1945 USS Pintado departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her fifth war patrol on lifeguard station off Japan.
26 Jun 1945 USS Pintado rescued a downed B-29 bomber crew south of Honshu, Japan.
7 Aug 1945 USS Pintado departed Guam, Mariana Islands for her sixth and final war patrol on lifeguard station off Japan.
25 Aug 1945 USS Pintado arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her sixth and final war patrol.
5 Sep 1945 USS Pintado arrived at San Francisco, California, United States.
6 Mar 1946 USS Pintado was decommissioned from service.
1 Dec 1962 USS Pintado was reclassified AGSS-387 in the US Navy Pacific Reserve Fleet.
1 Mar 1967 Submarine Pintado was struck from the US Naval Register.
20 Jan 1969 Submarine Pintado was sold to Zidell Explorations, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, United States for scrap.

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Launching of submarine Pintado, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 15 Sep 1943USS Pintado underway in the Atlantic Ocean, 19 Feb 1944Submarine tender USS Proteus with submarines Bang, Pintado, and Pilotfish at Midway Atoll, 14-28 May 1944USS Pintado entering Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 1944-1945
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