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Ships
Hull No. Ship Name Laid Down Launch Comm Status
SS 212 GATO 10/5/1940 8/21/1941 12/31/1941 Served as a naval reserve training ship at New York and Baltimore until Mar 1960. Sold for scrap, July 1960.
SS 213 GREENLING 11/12/1940 9/20/1941 1/21/1942 Served as naval reserve training ship at Portsmouth NH and Boston MA until Mar 1960. Sold for scrap, June 1960.
SS 214 GROUPER 12/28/1940 10/27/1941 2/12/1942 Served in the 1960s at the Naval Research and Underwater Sound Laboratories, New London CT. Sold for scrap, Aug 1970.
SS 215 GROWLER 2/10/1941 11/2/1941 3/20/1942 Sunk by Japanese in South China Sea, 8 Nov 1944. (85 killed)
SS 216 GRUNION 3/1/1941 12/22/1941 4/11/1942 Ordered back to Dutch Harbor after reporting intense ASW activity off Kiska (Aleutians). Reported overdue, assumed lost with all hands 5 Oct 1942. Probably lost Aug 1942.
SS 217 GUARDFISH 4/1/1941 1/20/1942 5/8/1942 Served as Naval Reserve Training Ship at New London June 1948 - June 1960. Sunk as target by DOGFISH (SS-350) and BLENNY (SS-324) 10 Oct 1961.
SS 218 ALBACORE 4/21/1941 2/17/1942 6/1/1942 Struck a mine very close to the shore off northeastern Hokkaido on 7 Nov 1944. Lost with all hands.
SS 219 AMBERJACK 5/15/1941 3/6/1942 6/19/1942 Sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Solomon Sea 16 Feb 1943.
SS 220 BARB 6/7/1941 4/2/1942 7/8/1942 Loaned to Italy under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program 13 Dec 1954.
SS 221 BLACKFISH 7/1/1941 4/18/1942 7/22/1942 Stricken 1 Sep 1959.
SS 222 BLUEFISH 6/5/1942 2/21/1943 5/24/1943 Stricken 1 Jun 1959.
SS 223 BONEFISH 6/25/1942 5/7/1943 5/31/1943 Sunk in action off Japan, 18 June 1945. (85 lost)
SS 224 COD 7/21/1942 3/21/1943 6/21/1943 Dedicated as museum in Cleveland OH May 1976
SS 225 CERO 8/24/1942 4/4/1943 7/4/1943 Sold for scrap, Oct 1970.
SS 226 CORVINA 9/21/1942 5/9/1943 8/6/1943 Sunk by Japanese submarine off Caroline Islands, 16 Nov 1943. (82 killed)
SS 227 DARTER 10/20/1942 6/6/1943 9/7/1943 Stranded off Palawan, 24 Oct 1944. Lost at sea. Much effort was made to torpedo and shell her so that her equipment would be useless to the Japanese.
SS 228 DRUM 9/11/1940 5/12/1941 11/1/1941 Served as naval reserve training submarine at Washington DC, Mar 1948 - June 1968. Transferred to USS Alabama Commission to be used as a memorial in Mobile AL 16 Apr 1969.
SS 229 FLYING FISH 12/6/1940 7/9/1941 12/10/1941 Used by Underwater Sound Laboratory in sonar experiments Jan 1951. Fitted with a large conformal array sonar from German heavy cruiser PRINZ EUGEN, which evolved into AN/BQR-4. Sold for scrap, May 1959.
SS 230 FINBACK 2/5/1941 8/25/1941 1/31/1942 Stricken 1 Sep 1958 and sold for scrap.
SS 231 HADDOCK 3/31/1941 10/20/1941 3/14/1942 Placed in reserve at New London May 1952. Assigned to reserve training at Portsmouth, NH, June 1956. Sold for scrap, Aug 1960.
SS 232 HALIBUT 5/16/1941 12/3/1941 4/10/1942 Heavily damaged by Japanese aircraft apparently using magnetic detectors 14 Nov 1944. Damage deemed to extensive to repair at Portsmouth Navy Yard 16 Feb 1945. Decommissioned July 1945 and sold for scrap, Jan 1947.
SS 233 HERRING 7/14/1941 1/15/1942 5/4/1942 Sunk by Japanese shore batteries in the Kurile Islands 1 Jun 1944.
SS 234 KINGFISH 8/29/1941 3/2/1942 5/20/1942 Decommissioned and held in reserve at Groton CT Mar 1946. Sold for scrap, Oct 1960.
SS 235 SHAD 10/24/1941 4/15/1942 6/12/1942 Stricken, 1 Apr 1960, and sold for scrap.
SS 236 SILVERSIDES 11/4/1940 8/26/1941 12/15/1941 Museum at Muskegon MI since 24 May 1973.
SS 237 TRIGGER 2/1/1941 3/2/1942 1/30/1942 Sunk by Japanese in East China Sea, 28 Mar 1945 (89 lost)
SS 238 WAHOO 6/28/1941 2/14/1942 5/15/1942 Sunk near the Perouse Strait near northern Japan, 11 Oct 1943 (80 lost)
SS 239 WHALE 6/28/1941 3/14/1942 6/1/1942 Sold for scrap, Oct 1960.
SS 240 ANGLER 11/9/1942 7/4/1943 10/1/1943 Assigned to Naval Reserve training program at Philadelphia Apr 1967. Sold for scrap, Feb 1974.
SS 241 BASHAW 12/4/1942 7/25/1943 10/25/1943 Sunk as target July 1972.
SS 242 BLUEGILL 12/17/1942 8/8/1943 12/11/1943 Stricken Jun 1969 and sunk to be used as a salvage trainer.
SS 243 BREAM 2/5/1943 10/17/1943 1/24/1944 sunk as a target off the coast of Southern California by USS SCULPIN III (SSN-590) 7 Nov 1969.
SS 244 CAVALLA 3/4/1943 11/14/1943 2/29/1944 Preserved as memorial at Galveston, TX since 21 Jan 1971.
SS 245 COBIA 3/17/1943 11/28/1943 3/29/1944 Dedicated to Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Aug 1970.
SS 246 CROAKER 4/1/1943 12/19/1943 4/1/1944 Museum at Groton CT in 1976. Museum at Buffalo NY since 1988.
SS 247 DACE 7/22/1942 4/25/1943 7/22/1943 Transferred to Italy, 31 Jan 1955; renamed LEONARDO DA VINCI (S-510). Stricken 15 Oct 1972. Returned to USN and sold for scrap, 1 Apr 1975.
SS 248 DORADO 8/27/1942 5/23/1943 8/28/1943 Lost off Atlantic Coast 12 Oct 1943 to unknown cause (76 lost).
SS 249 FLASHER 9/30/1942 6/20/1943 9/25/1943 Sold for scrap, June 1963. Conning tower removed and placed in Nautilus Park, Groton CT, as a memorial.
SS 250 FLIER 10/30/1942 7/11/1943 10/18/1943 Sunk by mine in South China Sea 13 Aug 1944 (78 lost). 5 men survived, swimming to shore. Numerous others made it out of the boat, but drowned.
SS 251 FLOUNDER 12/3/1942 8/22/1943 11/29/1943 Decommissioned and placed in reserve at New London 12 February 1947. Stricken 1 June 1959 and sold for scrap.
SS 252 GABILAN 1/5/1943 9/19/1943 12/28/1943 Joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at New London Feb 1946. Sold for scrap, Jan 1960.
SS 253 GUNNEL 7/21/1941 5/17/1942 8/20/1942 Joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at New London May 1946. Sold for scrap, Aug 1959.
SS 254 GURNARD 9/2/1941 6/1/1942 9/18/1942 Assigned to reserve training at Tacoma WA May 1953 - Jun 1960. Sold for scrap, Sep 1961.
SS 255 HADDO 10/1/1941 6/21/1942 10/9/1942 Held in reserve at New London Feb 1946 - Aug 1958. Sold for scrap, Apr 1959.
SS 256 HAKE 11/1/1941 7/17/1942 10/30/1942 Served as naval reserve training ship at Philadelphia Oct 1947 - Mar 1967. Intentionally sunk/raised in 1969 to evaluate new salvage techniques
SS 257 HARDER 12/1/1941 8/19/1942 12/2/1942 Sunk by Japanese destroyer 24 Aug 1944.
SS 258 HOE 1/2/1942 9/17/1942 12/16/1942 Joined Atlantic Reserve Fleet at New London in Aug 1946. Sold for scrap, Aug 1960.
SS 259 JACK 2/2/1942 10/16/1942 1/6/1943 Loaned to the Royal Hellenic Navy 21 April 1958. Served as HHMS AMFITRITI (S-09). Returned to USN 1968 and sunk as target for US 6th Fleet.
SS 260 LAPON 2/21/1942 10/27/1942 1/23/1943 Transferred to Greek Navy, 8 Aug 1957; renamed POSEIDON (Y-16). Sold to Greece, 31 Dec 1975.
SS 261 MINGO 3/21/1942 11/30/1942 2/12/1943 Loaned to Japan under SAP, 20 May 1955; renamed KUROSHIO (SS-501). Served Japanese Navy until decommissioned 31 Mar 1966. Sold to Japan for spare parts?, 1 Nov 1971.
SS 262 MUSKALLUNGE 4/7/1942 12/13/1942 3/15/1943 Loaned to Brazil, 18 Jan 1957, under SAP; renamed HUMAITA (S-14). Returned Mar 1968. Sunk as target off Long Island NY, 9 July 1968.
SS 263 PADDLE 5/1/1942 12/30/1942 3/29/1943 Loaned to Brazil under SAP, 18 Jan 1957; renamed RIACHUELO (S-15). Sunk pierside while in Brazilian custody, Mar 1968. Stricken from USN, 30 June 1968.
SS 264 PARGO 5/21/1942 1/24/1943 4/26/1943 Sold for scrap, Apr 1961.
SS 265 PETO 6/18/1941 4/30/1942 11/21/1942 Sold for scrap, Nov 1960.
SS 266 POGY 9/15/1941 6/23/1942 1/10/1943 Joined Atlantic Reserve Fleet at New London July 1946 - Sep 1958. Sold for scrap, May 1959.
SS 267 POMPON 11/26/1941 8/15/1942 3/17/1943 Sold for scrap, Nov 1960.
SS 268 PUFFER 2/16/1942 11/22/1942 4/27/1943 Sold for scrap, 4 Nov 1960.
SS 269 RASHER 5/4/1942 12/20/1942 6/8/1943 Served as naval reserve training submarine at Portland OR May 1967 - Dec 1971.
SS 270 RATON 5/29/1942 1/24/1943 7/13/1943 Designated as a target ship for Pacific Fleet gunnery exercise June 1969.
SS 271 RAY 7/20/1942 2/28/1943 7/27/1943 Sold for scrap, Dec 1960
SS 272 REDFIN 2/16/1942 4/4/1943 8/31/1943 Served as naval reserve training ship at Baltimore MD May 1967 - July 1970.
SS 273 ROBALO 10/24/1942 5/9/1943 9/28/1943 Sunk by Japanese mine in South China Sea 26 July 1944. 78 lost, 4 more lost in captivity.
SS 274 ROCK 12/23/1942 6/20/1943 10/26/1943 Sold for scrap, Aug 1972.
SS 275 RUNNER 12/8/1941 5/30/1942 7/30/1942 Runner was declared overdue and presumed lost in July 1943
SS 276 SAWFISH 1/20/1942 6/23/1942 8/26/1942 Stricken 1 Apr 1960, subsequently scrapped.
SS 277 SCAMP 3/6/1942 7/20/1942 9/18/1942 Sunk off coast of Japan, Nov 1944. (83 lost). Last transmission 9 Nov 1944. Reported lost 21 Dec 1944.
SS 278 SCORPION 3/29/1942 7/20/1942 10/1/1942 Sunk by Japanese off Japan, Feb 1944, probably by a mine. (76 lost)
SS 279 SNOOK 4/17/1942 8/15/1942 10/24/1942 Lost to unknown cause off Formosa, Apr 1945 (84 killed)
SS 280 STEELHEAD 6/1/1942 9/11/1942 12/7/1942 Used as a reserve training ship at San Francisco until struck from the Navy list April 1960
SS 281 SUNFISH 9/26/1941 5/2/1942 7/15/1942 Placed out of commission, in reserve at Mare Island until May 1960.
SS 282 TUNNY 11/10/1941 6/30/1942 9/1/1942 Converted to guided missile submarine for Regulus testing in 1953; served in that role until May 1965. Later served as transport submarine during Vietnam conflict. Sunk as target, 19 June 1970.
SS 283 TINOSA 2/21/1942 10/7/1942 1/15/1943 Served as target, then scuttled, Nov 1960.
SS 284 TULLIBEE 4/1/1942 11/11/1942 2/15/1943 Sunk when struck by own torpedo off Caroline Islands, 26 Mar 1944 (79 killed)



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