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USS Macabi

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-375
BuilderManitowoc Shipbuilding Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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 with reduction gears (2,740shp), two 126-cell Sargo batteries, two screws
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 deck gun
Submerged Speed8.75 knots
Recommission6 May 1960
Final US Decommission11 Aug 1960
Argentinian Commission3 Nov 1960

Contributor:

ww2dbaseCommissioned in Mar 1945, USS Macabi performed her trials on Lake Michigan, then between 19 and 26 Apr she transited down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, departing three days later for her shakedown cruise off Panama. After final training at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States, she departed for the Caroline Islands to conduct lifeguard duties off Truk. After ten days at Guam, Mariana Islands for repairs, she was en route back to Truk area when the war was over, and she was ordered to sail back to the United States. She was inactivated at Mare Island Navy Yard, California and decommissioned in 1946.

ww2dbasePer an agreement signed on 1 Apr 1960, the United States loaned submarines USS Macabi and USS Lamprey to the Argentinian Navy. She was transferred to Argentina in 1960 and operated with the Argentinian Navy until 1971, when she was sold by the United States to Argentina for spare parts. She was broken up in 1972.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

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USS Macabi Operational Timeline

1 May 1944 Submarine Macabi was laid down.
19 Sep 1944 Submarine Macabi was launched, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Arthur S. Carpender.
29 Mar 1945 USS Macabi was commissioned into service with Commander Anthony H. Dropp in command.
19 Apr 1945 USS Macabi entered a floating drydock for transit the Chicago Canal to the Mississippi River.
26 Apr 1945 USS Macabi arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
29 Apr 1945 USS Macabi departed New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
3 Jun 1945 USS Macabi departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.
9 Jul 1945 USS Macabi departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
21 Jul 1945 USS Macabi reached waters near Truk, Caroline Islands as a lifeguard vessel.
4 Aug 1945 USS Macabi arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam, Mariana Islands for repairs.
13 Aug 1945 USS Macabi departed Guam, Mariana Islands.
27 Aug 1945 USS Macabi arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
5 Sep 1945 USS Macabi arrived at San Francisco, California, United States.
12 Dec 1945 USS Macabi entered Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States for inactivation overhaul.
16 Jun 1946 USS Macabi was decommissioned from service.
6 May 1960 USS Macabi was recommissioned into service.
1 Jun 1960 United States agreed to loan submarines USS Macabi and USS Lamprey to Argentina.
11 Aug 1960 USS Macabi was decommissioned from service and transferred to Argentina as submarine Santa Fe with Capitán de Corbeta Julio A. Aureggi in command.
23 Sep 1960 Santa Fe departed San Francisco, California, United States.
3 Nov 1960 Santa Fe was officially commissioned into Argentinian service.
30 Nov 1960 Santa Fe arrived at Base Naval de Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1 Sep 1971 Submarine Santa Fe, former USS Macabi, was struck from US Naval Register and sold to Argentina for spare parts.

Photographs

USS Macabi undergoing sea trials on Lake Michigan in the United States, Jul 1944USS Macabi underway on Lake Michigan in the United States, 19 Sep 1944Inactivated submarines at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, early 194652 submarines and 4 submarine tenders of the US Navy Reserve Fleet, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, circa Jan 1946
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USS Macabi undergoing sea trials on Lake Michigan in the United States, Jul 1944
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