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SS-285 Balao

Ships
Hull No. Ship Name Laid Down Launch Comm Status
SS 285 BALAO 6/26/1942 10/27/1942 2/4/1943 Sunk as target off Charleston SC, Sep 1963.
SS 286 BILLFISH 7/23/1942 11/12/1942 4/20/1943 Placed out of commission, in reserve at New London Nov 1946. Sold for scrap, Mar 1971.
SS 287 BOWFIN 7/23/1942 12/7/1942 5/1/1943 Museum Boat at Pearl Harbor, HI
SS 288 CABRILLA 8/18/1942 12/24/1942 5/24/1943 Sold for scrap, Oct 1968.
SS 289 CAPELIN 9/14/1942 1/20/1943 6/4/1943 Sunk by Japanese during surface attack in Celebes Sea, 9 Dec 1943 (78 lost)
SS 290 CISCO 10/29/1942 12/24/1942 5/10/1943 Sunk by Japanese aircraft, 28 Sep 1943.
SS 291 CREVALLE 11/14/1942 2/22/1943 6/24/1943 Sold for scrap, Mar 1971.
SS 292 DEVILFISH 3/31/1942 5/30/1943 9/1/1944 Sunk as target of WAHOO (SS-565), 14 Aug 1968.
SS 293 DRAGONET 4/28/1942 4/18/1943 3/6/1944 Stricken 1 June 1961; sunk as target.
SS 294 ESCOLAR 6/10/1942 4/18/1943 6/2/1944 Sunk by Japanese in Western Pacific, Oct 1944 (82 lost)
SS 295 HACKLEBACK 8/15/1942 5/30/1943 11/7/1944 Placed in reserve at Mare Island, Mar 1946. Sold for scrap, Dec 1968.
SS 296 LANCETFISH 12/15/1942 8/15/1943 2/12/1945 Sunk while tied to Pier 8 at Boston Navy Yard due to flooding through her aft torpedo tube, 15 Mar 1945. Raised 23 Mar 1945. Assigned to Atlantic Reserve Fleet in uncompleted condition. Stricken 9 June 1958. Final disposition unknown.
SS 297 LING 11/2/1942 8/15/1943 6/8/1945 Stricken 15 Dec 1971. Memorial ship at Hackensack NJ since 13 Jan 1973.
SS 298 LIONFISH 12/15/1942 11/17/1943 11/1/1944 Assigned as NRF training boat in Providence RI after the Korean War. Memorial Ship at Fall River, MA since 30 August 1972.
SS 299 MANTA 1/15/1943 11/7/1943 12/18/1944 Sunk as target off Norfolk VA, 16 July 1969
SS 300 MORAY 4/21/1943 5/14/1944 1/26/1945 Sunk as target off Southern California, 18 June 1970.
SS 301 RONCADOR 4/21/1943 5/14/1944 3/27/1945 Assigned to naval reserve training at San Pedro CA Feb 1960 - Dec 1971. Scrapped, 22 Nov 1982.
SS 302 SABALO 6/5/1943 6/4/1944 6/19/1945 Sunk off San Diego in February 1973.
SS 303 SABLEFISH 6/5/1943 6/4/1944 12/18/1945 Sold for scrap, July 1971.
SS 304 SEAHORSE 8/1/1942 1/9/1943 3/31/1943 Sold for scrap, Dec 1968.
SS 305 SKATE 8/1/1942 3/4/1943 4/15/1943 Used as target in Bikini atomic tests July 1946. Returned to Pearl Harbor, then to Mare Island shipyard under tow for inspection. Intentionally sunk off California coast, 5 Oct 1948.
SS 306 TANG 1/15/1943 8/17/1943 10/15/1943 Sunk by own torpedo in Formosa Strait 24 Oct 1944 (78 lost)
SS 307 TILEFISH 3/10/1943 10/25/1943 12/28/1943 Sold to Venezuela 4 May 1960, served as ARV CARITE until decommissioned 28 Jan 1977.
SS 308 APOGON 12/9/1942 3/10/1943 7/16/1943 Sunk as target in Bikini atomic test "Baker" 1 July 1946.
SS 309 ASPRO 12/27/1942 4/7/1943 7/31/1943 Sunk as a target of POMODON (SS-486) 16 Nov 1962.
SS 310 BATFISH 12/27/1942 5/6/1943 8/21/1943 Serving as Museum Boat in Muskogee, OK since Feb 1972.
SS 311 ARCHERFISH 1/22/1943 5/28/1943 9/4/1943 Claimed the largest warship ever sunk, Japanese carrier SHINANO (59,000 tons) on 28 Nov 1944. Sunk off San Diego as a torpedo target by SNOOK (SS-592) on 19 October 1968
SS 312 BURRFISH 2/24/1943 6/18/1943 9/14/1943 Sunk as a target off San Clemente, California 19 November 1969.
SS 313 PERCH 1/5/1943 9/12/1943 1/7/1944 Declared "unsuitable for underway operations" in 1967; immobilized at San Diego as a training ship. Redesignated IXSS-313 30 Jun 1971, sold for scrap, Jan 1973.
SS 314 SHARK 1/28/1943 10/17/1943 2/14/1944 Sunk by Japanese during surface attack off Formosa, Nov 1944. (87 lost)
SS 315 SEALION 2/25/1943 10/31/1943 3/8/1944 Claimed Japanese battleship KONGO. Served as a transport submarine during Korea and Vietnam. Sunk as target, 8 July 1978 off Long Island NY as part of Mk48 certification program.
SS 316 BARBEL 3/11/1943 11/14/1943 4/3/1944 Sunk by Japanese aircraft off Palawan, 4 Feb 1945 (81 lost)
SS 317 BARBERO 3/25/1943 12/12/1943 4/29/1944 Sunk as target by USS GREENFISH (SS-351) 7 October 1964 off Pearl Harbor.
SS 318 BAYA 4/8/1943 1/2/1944 5/20/1944 Sold for scrap, Oct 1973
SS 319 BECUNA 4/29/1943 1/30/1944 5/27/1944 Museum boat at Philadelphia PA, 21 June 1976.
SS 320 BERGALL 5/13/1943 2/16/1944 6/12/1944 Loaned to Turkey, Oct 1958. Returned, stricken, sold to Turkey for spare parts 1 Feb 1973
SS 321 BESUGO 5/27/1943 2/27/1944 6/19/1944 Loaned to Italy 31 March 1966. Returned and stricken from the Navy list 15 Nov 1975 and subsequently sold for scrapping 16 April 1976.
SS 322 BLACKFIN 6/10/1943 3/12/1944 7/4/1944 Guppy-1A conversion (1950-51). Sunk as a target during SubSinkEx Project Thurber, 1 Sep 1973 (NVR).
SS 323 CAIMAN 6/24/1943 3/30/1944 7/17/1944 Guppy IA conversion (1951). Sold to Turkey, 30 June 1972. Final disposition unknown.
SS 324 BLENNY 7/8/1943 4/9/1944 7/27/1944 Converted to GUPPY specification in 1951. Sold 10 Nov 1988 (NVR). Ceremoniously sunk by former crew members in Ocean City Inlet, MD.
SS 325 BLOWER 7/15/1943 4/23/1944 8/10/1944 Transferred to Turkey under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program 16 Nov 1950. She was lost 4 April 1953 while serving in the Turkish Navy.
SS 326 BLUEBACK 7/29/1943 5/7/1944 8/28/1944 Sold to Turkey, 23 May 1948.
SS 327 BOARFISH 8/12/1943 5/21/1944 9/23/1944 Loaned to Turkey, 23 Aug 1948. Returned to US in 1973 and sold for scrap, 1 Jan 1974.
SS 328 CHARR 5/28/1943 5/21/1944 9/23/1944 Sold for scrap, Aug 1972.
SS 329 CHUB 9/16/1943 6/18/1944 10/21/1944 Transferred to Turkey, 25 May 1948; renamed GUR. Returned (date unknown) and sold for scrap.
SS 330 BRILL 9/23/1943 6/25/1944 10/26/1944 Sold to Turkey, 23 May 1948.
SS 331 BUGARA 10/21/1943 7/2/1944 11/15/1944 Stricken 1 Oct 1970. Sunk while under tow near Cape Flattery WA in 1970.
SS 332 BULLHEAD 10/21/1943 7/16/1944 12/4/1944 Sunk by Japanese aircraft off Bali, 6 Aug 1945 (84 killed)
SS 333 BUMPER 11/4/1943 8/6/1944 12/9/1944 Sold to Turkey, 16 Nov 1950. Still in use as of 1993.
SS 334 CABEZON 11/18/1943 8/27/1944 12/30/1944 Placed out of commission in reserve at Mare Island 24 Oct 1953. Stripped and towed to Tacoma WA, converted to school boat. Stricken 15 May 1970. Sold for scrap, 28 Dec 1971.
SS 335 DENTUDA 11/18/1943 9/10/1944 12/30/1944 Sold for scrap, Feb 1969.
SS 336 CAPITAINE 12/2/1943 10/1/1944 1/26/1945 Loaned to Italy, 4 Mar 1966; renamed ALFREDO CAPPELLINI (S-507). Sold to Italy, 5 Dec 1977.
SS 337 CARBONERO 12/16/1943 10/19/1944 2/7/1945 Test target for a Mark 48 torpedo fired by the USS POGY (SSN-647) in Hawaiian waters.
SS 338 CARP 12/23/1943 11/12/1944 2/28/1945 Sold for scrap, July 1973.
SS 339 CATFISH 1/6/1944 11/19/1944 3/19/1945 Sold to Argentina, 1 July 1971; renamed SANTA FE. Sunk by helicopters of the British Navy off South Georgia Island during the Falklands Conflict, 25 Apr 1982. Recovered by Royal Navy and sunk in Grytvyken Sound after considered unsalvageable.
SS 340 ENTEMEDOR 2/3/1944 12/17/1944 4/6/1945 Converted to Guppy-IIA spec (1952). Loaned to Turkey, 31 July 1972; then sold Aug 1973; renamed PREVEZE (S-345). Scrapped 1987.
SS 341 CHIVO 2/21/1944 1/14/1945 4/28/1945 Converted to Guppy-1A spec (1950-51). Sold to Argentina July 1971; renamed SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO (S-22). Decom Jan 1981.
SS 342 CHOPPER 3/2/1944 2/4/1945 5/25/1945 Converted to Guppy-1A spec (1950-51). Decommissioned 15 Sep 1969 after inadvertant deep descent on 11 Feb 1969. Sunk as target of SPADEFISH (SSN-668), 21 July 1976.
SS 343 CLAMAGORE 3/16/1944 2/25/1945 6/28/1945 Converted to Guppy-III spec, 1962-63. Stricken 27 June 1975. Serving as Museum Ship at Patriot's Point, Charleston, South Carolina.
SS 344 COBBLER 4/3/1944 4/1/1945 8/8/1945 Transferred to Turkey, 28 Nov 1973. Final disposition unknown.
SS 345 COCHINO 4/13/1944 4/20/1945 8/25/1945 Converted to Guppy-II spec (1948-49). Lost in Atlantic, west of Ireland during storm, 25 Aug 1949. Survivors embarked on USS TUSK (SS-426).
SS 346 CORPORAL 4/27/1944 6/10/1945 11/9/1945 Converted to Guppy-III spec (1960-62). Sold to Turkey, 21 Nov 1973
SS 347 CUBERA 5/11/1944 6/17/1945 12/19/1945 Sold to Venezuela, 5 Jan 1972, subsequently scrapped (date unknown).
SS 348 CUSK 5/25/1944 7/28/1945 2/5/1946 First submarine to fire a guided missile, "Loon" test; 12 Feb 1947. Sold for scrap, June 1972.
SS 349 DIODON 6/1/1944 9/10/1945 3/18/1946 Converted to Guppy-II spec, 1948-50. Sold for scrap, May 1972.
SS 350 DOGFISH 6/22/1944 10/27/1945 4/29/1946 Converted to Guppy-II specification in 1947-48. Took part in only underwater refueling of a submarine known. Sold to Brazil, 28 July 1972. Renamed GUANABARA (S-10). Decommissioned in 1983.
SS 351 GREENFISH 6/29/1944 12/21/1945 6/7/1946 Converted to Guppy II spec (1948), and to Guppy III spec (1960-61). Sold to Brazil, 19 Dec 1973; renamed AMAZONAS (S-16). Struck from the Brazilian Navy, 15 Oct 1992, and became a museum.
SS 352 HALFBEAK 7/6/1944 2/19/1946 7/22/1946 Converted to Guppy-II spec (1949). Sold for scrap, July 1972
SS 353 DUGONG       Cancelled 23 Oct 1944.
SS 354 EEL       Cancelled 23 Oct 1944.
SS 355 ESPADA       Cancelled 23 Oct 1944.
SS 356 JAWFISH       Cancelled 23 Oct 1944.
SS 357 ONO       Cancelled 23 Oct 1944.
SS 358 GARLOPA       Cancelled 23 Oct 1944.
SS 359 GARRUDA       Cancelled 23 Oct 1944.
SS 360 GOLDRING       Cancelled 23 Oct 1944.
SS 361 GOLET 1/27/1943 8/1/1943 11/30/1943 Sunk by Japanese during surface attack off Japan, 14 June 1944. (82 killed)
SS 362 GUAVINA 3/3/1943 8/29/1943 12/23/1943 Sunk as target by CUBERA (SS-347) off Cape Henry after stricken 30 June 1967.
SS 363 GUITARRO 4/7/1943 9/26/1943 1/26/1944 Loaned to Turkey 7 August 1954 where she served as PERVESE (S-22). She was subsequently struck and sold to Turkey 1 Jan 1972 and eventually scrapped.
SS 364 HAMMERHEAD 5/5/1943 10/24/1943 3/1/1944 Decommissioned and loaned to Turkey 7 Aug 1954; renamed CERBE (S-341). Returned, struck and sold to Turkey 1 Jan 1972. Subsequently scrapped.
SS 365 HARDHEAD 7/7/1943 12/12/1943 4/18/1944 Converted to Guppy-IIA specification in 1952-53. Sold to Greece, 26 July 1972; renamed PAPANIKOLIS (S-114). Stricken from Greek Navy in 1993.
SS 366 HAWKBILL 8/7/1943 1/9/1944 5/17/1944 Loaned to the Netherlands under the Military Assistance Program 21 April 1953; renamed ZEELEEUW (S- 803). Returned to U.S. control, struck and sold back 20 February 1970.
SS 367 ICEFISH 9/4/1943 2/20/1944 6/10/1944 Transferred to the Netherlands, 21 Feb 1953; renamed WALRUS (S-802). Returned 15 July 1971; stricken and subsequently sold for scrapping 15 August 1971.
SS 368 JALLAO 9/29/1943 3/12/1944 7/8/1944 Sold to Spain, 26 June 1974; renamed NARCISO MONTURIOL.
SS 369 KETE 10/25/1943 4/9/1944 7/31/1944 Lost to unknown cause between 20 Mar 1945 and 31 Mar 1945 (her due date).
SS 370 KRAKEN 12/13/1943 4/30/1944 9/8/1944 Loaned to Spain, 17 Oct 1958; renamed ALMIRANTE GARCIA (S-31). Returned to U.S. control, struck and resold to Spain 18 November 1975.
SS 371 LAGARTO 1/12/1944 5/28/1944 10/14/1944 Sunk by Japanese in Gulf of Siam, 3 May 1945 (85 killed)
SS 372 LAMPREY 2/22/1944 6/18/1944 11/17/1944 Loaned to Argentina, 21 July 1960; renamed SANTA FE (S-11). Broken up for spare parts in 1971.
SS 373 LIZARDFISH 3/14/1944 7/27/1944 12/30/1944 Loaned to Italy, 9 Jan 1960; renamed EVANGELISTA TORRICELLI (S-512). Discarded in 1976.
SS 374 LOGGERHEAD 4/1/1944 8/13/1944 2/9/1945 Sold for scrap in early 1969.
SS 375 MACABI 5/1/1944 9/19/1944 3/29/1945 Loaned to Argentina, 11 Aug 1960; renamed SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO (S-12). Deleted in 1972, broken up for spare parts.
SS 376 MAPIRO 5/30/1944 11/9/1944 4/30/1945 Loaned to Turkey, 18 Mar 1960; renamed PIRI REIS (S-343). Disposed of in 1973.
SS 377 MENHADEN 6/21/1944 12/20/1944 6/22/1945 Scrapped in Everett WA in 1988 after being used as a test submarine since 1977 at Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station, Keyport WA.
SS 378 MERO 7/24/1944 1/17/1945 8/17/1945 Loaned to Turkey 20 April 1960, returned and sold to Turkey 1 August 1973. She served the Turkish Navy as Hizir Reis (S-344) and is no longer in use.
SS 379 NEEDLEFISH       Cancelled 29 July 1944.
SS 380 NERKA       Cancelled 29 July 1944.
SS 381 SANDLANCE 3/12/1943 6/25/1943 10/9/1943 Loaned to Brazil, 7 Sep 1963; renamed RIO GRADE DO SOL (S-11). Sold 1 Sep 1972. Retained by Brazil until scrapped in 1975.
SS 382 PICUDA 3/15/1943 7/12/1943 10/16/1943 Loaned to Spain, 1 Oct 1972, renamed NARCISO MONTURIOL (S-33). Sold to Spain 18 Nov 1974. Spain decommissioned her 30 Apr 1977, and she was disposed of in 1978.
SS 383 PAMPANITO 3/15/1943 7/12/1943 11/6/1943 Placed in reserve at Mare Island 15 Dec 1945. Served as naval reserve training boat April 1960 - Dec 1971. Turned into a memorial at San Francisco on 21 November 1975.
SS 384 PARCHE 4/9/1943 7/24/1943 11/20/1943 Survived the atomic weapons tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946, relatively undamaged. Decontaminated at Mare Island, assigned to NRF at Oakland CA. Served as experimental submarine (1962-69). Sold for scrap in July 1970.
SS 385 BANG 4/30/1943 8/30/1943 12/4/1943 Loaned to Spain in 1973; renamed COSME GARCIA (S-34); sold to Spain Nov 1974. Sold for scrap 1983.
SS 386 PILOTFISH 5/15/1943 8/30/1943 12/16/1943 Survived Bikini Island atomic test, 1 July 1946. Sunk as a target, 16 Oct 1948.
SS 387 PINTADO 5/7/1943 9/15/1943 1/1/1944 Sold for scrap, Jan 1969.
SS 388 PIPEFISH 5/31/1943 10/12/1943 1/22/1944 Sold for scrap, Jan 1969.
SS 389 PIRANHA 6/21/1943 10/27/1943 2/5/1944 Sold for scrap, Jan 1969, but conning tower was preserved at the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Naval Museum at Fredericksburg, Tex.
SS 390 PLAICE 7/14/1943 11/15/1943 2/12/1944 Sold to the Brazilian Navy in 1963 for training in submarine warfare; renamed BAHIA (S-12) and retired from active service in the Brazilian Navy in 1973 at which time she became a museum ship in Santos, Brazil.
SS 391 POMFRET 7/14/1943 10/27/1943 2/19/1944 Loaned to Turkey, 1 July 1971; renamed ORUC REIS (S-337). Returned; struck from the Navy list and sold to Turkey 1 Aug 1973. Deleted in 1987.
SS 392 STERLET 7/14/1943 10/27/1943 3/4/1944 Sunk as a target by the nuclear-powered submarine, Sargo (SSN-583), 31 Jan 1969.
SS 393 QUEENFISH 7/27/1943 11/30/1943 3/11/1944 Sunk as target by USS SWORDFISH (SSN-579) 14 Aug 1963.
SS 394 RAZORBACK 9/9/1943 1/27/1944 4/3/1944 Transferred to the Turkish Navy, 30 Nov 1970 and recommissioned MURAT REIS (S-336). Purchased by North Little Rock AK for use as a museum in March 2004.
SS 395 REDFISH 9/9/1943 1/27/1944 4/12/1944 Sunk as target after stricken 30 June 1968.
SS 396 RONQUIL 9/9/1943 1/27/1944 4/22/1944 Sold to Spain, 1 July 1971; renamed ISAAC PERAL (S-32). Deleted in 1982.
SS 397 SCABBARD FISH 9/27/1943 1/27/1944 2/26/1965 Loaned to Greece, 26 Feb 1965; renamed TRIAINA (S-86). Purchased by Greece in Apr 1976. Stricken in 1980, in use as dockside trainer as late as 1982.
SS 398 SEGUNDO 10/14/1943 2/5/1944 5/9/1944 Sunk as a target off San Diego CA in 1970.
SS 399 SEA CAT 10/30/1943 2/21/1944 5/16/1944 Sold for scrap, May 1973.
SS 400 SEA DEVIL 11/18/1943 2/28/1944 5/24/1944 Sunk as target by units of SubFlot 12 off Southern California, 24 Nov 1964.
SS 401 SEA DOG 11/1/1943 3/28/1944 6/3/1944 Sold for scrap, May 1973.
SS 402 SEA FOX 11/2/1943 3/28/1944 6/13/1944 Sold to Turkey, 14 Dec 1970; renamed BURAK REIS (S-335). Stricken from Turkish Navy in 1996.
SS 403 ATULE 11/25/1943 3/6/1944 6/21/1944 GUPPY 1A conversion, recommissioned 8 Mar 1951. Sold to Peru in July 1974, and renamed PACOCHA (S-48)
SS 404 SPIKEFISH 1/29/1944 4/26/1944 6/30/1944 Stricken 1 May 1963, subsequently sunk as target.
SS 405 SEA OWL 2/7/1944 5/7/1944 7/17/1944 Sold for scrap, June 1971.
SS 406 SEA POACHER 2/23/1944 5/20/1944 7/31/1944 Sold to Peru, 1 July 1974; renamed LA PEDRERA (S-49). In 1995, she was taken out of active service and relegated to pierside training.
SS 407 SEA ROBIN 3/1/1944 5/25/1944 8/7/1944 Sold for scrap, June 1971.
SS 408 SENNET 3/8/1944 6/6/1944 8/22/1944 Sold for scrap, May 1973.
SS 409 PIPER 3/15/1944 6/26/1944 8/23/1944 Sold for scrap, June 1971.
SS 410 THREADFIN 3/18/1944 6/26/1944 8/30/1944 Loaned to Turkey, 18 Aug 1972. Renamed BIRINCI INONU (S-346). Returned and sold to Turkey, 1 Aug 1973. Currently operational, though restricted to submerged operations at periscope depth.
SS 411 SPADEFISH 5/27/1943 1/8/1944 3/9/1944 Stricken, 1 Apr 1967. Sold for scrap (date unknown).
SS 412 TREPANG 6/25/1943 3/23/1944 5/22/1944 Sunk as a target during Exercise "Strike Ex 4-69" on 16 September 1969 by the combined gunfire of destroyers HENDERSON (DD-785) and FECHTELER (DD-870).
SS 413 SPOT 8/24/1943 5/19/1944 8/3/1944 Loaned to Chile, 12 Jan 1962; renamed SIMPSON (SS-21). Purchased by Chile, 1 Aug 1975. Deleted in 1982.
SS 414 SPRINGER 10/30/1943 8/3/1944 10/18/1944 Loaned to Chile, 23 Jan 1961. Returned, stricken and sold for scrap, to Chile, 1 Sep 1972.
SS 415 STICKLEBACK 3/1/1944 1/1/1945 3/29/1945 Lost during ASW exercise with SILVERSTEIN (DE-534), 29 May 1958. Crew rescued.
SS 416 TIRU 4/17/1944 9/16/1947 9/1/1948 Modernized to GUPPY III specification in 1960-62. Intended for sale to Turkey, however arms embargo prevented sale. Sunk as target after 1979. Date unknown.



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