I've been reading a number of books dealing with US submarines in the Pacific recently, and started wondering about the loss of the USS Albacore (SS-218). 18 off Rabaul, New Britain Island, 16 February 1943. Geschiedenis. 15 Jul 1944USS Albacore (Cdr. According to Japanese records captured after the war, a submarine (presumed to be Albacore) struck a naval mine very close to the shore off northeastern Hokkaidō on 7 November 1944. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area. She began her series of patrols with one at Truk in September 1942, damaging two freighters and a tanker. 19 Jun 1944USS Albacore (Cdr. USS Albacore has been the name of more than one United States Navy ship, and may refer to: USSAlbacore(SP-751), a patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919 USSAlbacore(SS-218), s submarine commissioned in 1942 and sunk in 1944 USSAlbacore(AGSS-569), a submarine in commission from 1953 to 1972 Albacore torpedoed and sank the aircraft carrier Taiho. Blanchard) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. 1971. Rimmer in command, left Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1944, topped off with fuel at Midway on 28 October, and departed there for her eleventh patrol the same day, never to be heard from again. O.E. Monday, June 19th, 1944 The third Japanese attack includes 47 aircraft which are met by 40 American fighters resulting in 7 enemies downed. USS Albacore (SS-218) ... Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1944 (with Hugh Raynor Rimmer, Class of 1937,[11] in command), topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. 12 Jan 1944USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. The submarine spotted a wooden inter-island steamer loaded with Japanese civilians. Patrouilles. Hagberg) is inexplicably attacked by a US bomber which ignored the convoy and went after the sub, at position 03°08'S, 150°17'E. O.E. R.C. Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1944 (with Hugh Raynor Rimmer, Class of 1937,[13] in command), topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. 20 Oct 1942USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Blanchard) makes a deck gun attack in position 08°10'N, 136°18'E, sinking the small Japanese merchant Taiei Maru (130 GRT) en route from Yap to Palau. Later in the day she received orders to finish off the damaged Japanese light cruiser Agano, torpedoed by USS Scamp: she got within sight of the cruiser but was then detected by the escorts and held down by a destroyer for 4 hours, thereby preventing her from attacking the Agano. 16 Jun 1943USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Blanchard) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Sazanami (offsite link) about 300 nautical miles south-east of Yap in position 05°30'N, 141°34'E. 29 May 1944 USS Albacore (Cdr. Despite some damage she remains on patrol. H.R. USS Albacore (AGSS-569) was a unique research submarine that pioneered the American version of the teardrop hull form (sometimes referred to as an "Albacore hull") of modern submarines. She patrolled the Truk area on her sixth war run, sinking one freighter and damaging another. Her area was northeast of Honshu and south of Hokkaido, and because of the danger of mineable waters, she was ordered to stay outside of waters less than 100 fathoms deep. R.C. USS Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24th October 1944 (with Hugh Rimmer, Class of 1937, in command), topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. 5 Dec 1943USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Albacore left Mare Island on 5 May 1944 and held training exercises with Shad (SS-235) en route to Hawaii. J.W. 21 Dec 1944USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. USS ALBACORE (SS-218) Lost November 7, 1944. She was to depart her area at sunset on 5 December 1944, and was expected at Midway about 12 December. Albacore dropped to 135 m (450 ft) before the descent was finally checked and it took 2 hours of hard work to regain control of the sub and bring her back to the surface (the main induction of a Gato class boat could hold about 16 tons of water, with no chance to pump it out, it almost caused the loss of the sub). Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1944 (with Hugh Raynor Rimmer, Class of 1937, in command), topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. R.C. Monday, June 19th, 1944 At 12:20pm, the USS Cavalla attack submarine hits the IJN Shokaku with torpedoes. 11 Nov 1942USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Lake, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut. Oscar Emil Hagberg) ended her 7th war patrol at Brisbane. Albacore survives the counterattacks by the escorting destroyers Suzukaze and Isonami (both offsite links) but sustains severe damage. He served on LST-221 after the War. This was followed by a great deal of heavy oil, cork, bedding, and food supplies rising to the surface. He is not listed in NARA, Navy Casualty, DPAA, ABMC, nor on the COMSUBPAC page. 14 Jan 1944USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. 6 Apr 1943USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. 24 Oct 1944 USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. 9-29-322, Unit 296 B.S. USS Albacore, (AGSS-569), is constructed of welded low-carbon STS steel to a novel design developed from research begun in 1944 into hull forms based on "bodies of revolution." Blanchard) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Sazanami (offsite link) about 300 nautical miles south-east of Yap in position 05°30'N, 141°34'E. Lake) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. USS Albacore Museum: USS Albacore submarine - See 593 traveler reviews, 435 candid photos, and great deals for Portsmouth, NH, at Tripadvisor. O.E. 6 Sep 1944USS Albacore (Cdr. The Albacore, one of the most decorated submarines of the USN, departed Pearl Harbor on her 11th war patrol in October 1944 and never returned. It is suspected that the submarine hit a naval mine off the Japanese island of Hokkaidō. 23 Aug 1943USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. This was not confirmed post-war. “Torpedo wakes! Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel, Electric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.). About the USS Albacore... ALBACORE with Lt. Cmdr. Hagberg) departed from Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. J.W. USS Albacore AGSS-569. USS Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24th October 1944 (with Hugh Rimmer, Class of 1937, in command), topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. Monday, June 19th, 1944 The third Japanese attack includes 47 aircraft which are met by 40 American fighters resulting in 7 enemies downed. 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Albacore reached Pearl Harbor on 13 May and spent the next two weeks on final repairs and training. 19 Jul 1943Made a torpedo attack against a Japanese transport, estimated at 6400 tgr, claiming one hit. 20 Jan 1943USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Seabees of from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 arrives at its homeport of Port Hueneme. J.W. 28 Oct 1944USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. 1944. Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1944 (with Hugh Raynor Rimmer, Class of 1937,[11] in command), topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. The craft reports having seen much heavy oil and bubbles, cork, bedding and various provisions after the explosion. O.E. R.C. The Navy tested top-secret features that led to the high-speed silent operation used on modern U.S. submarines. Taken from just outside the entrance to the Memorial Garden, this picture shows the location of the monument dedicated to the USS Albacore (SS 218) lost with all hands on November 7, 1944. Her keel was laid on 21 April 1941 by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut. There was one heavy explosion, causing a 10-metre column of water, followed by 2 more, lesser detonations. In bright moonlight, Albacore was again attacked by a 5th USAAF plane. Six torpedoes from the U.S. Navy submarine USS Albacore headed toward the Japanese aircraft Taiho as she launched her planes on the morning of June 19, 1944 during the fighting on the Philippine Sea — the largest carrier battle in history and the last major Japanese carrier operation. Her keel was laid on 21 April 1941 by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut. Hugh Raynor Rimmer) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 11th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters of Honshu and Hokkaido. Pages in category "USS Albacore (SS 218)" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total. 12 Oct 1943USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Lake) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway. This was the last full battalion to depart from the Republic of Vietnam. Blanchard) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha-165 (130 tons) off Kyushu, Japan in position 32°20'N, 131°50'E. USS Albacore (SS-218) Patrol Number Date Hour (00-23) Operational Command Latitude Longitude Approach Light Condition Approach Image Method Approach Surfaced or Submerged Attack Light Condition Attack Image Method Attack Surfaced or Submerged Weapon Used Number of Torpedoes Fired Number of Torpedo Hits Claimed Target Type Result Estimated Target Tonnage; 1 : 1942-09-13 : … Albacore was ordered to patrol west of the Marianas and in the Palau area during the Allied invasion of these places in June 1944. 10 Oct 1942USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Lake, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone. S1 Walter Henry, Jr. Barber GM2 Kenneth Ripley Baumer ENS Henry Forbes, Jr. Bigelow PhMC Edward Brown Blackmon LT William Walter Bower MoMM2 Allan Rose Brannam (AKA Brannan, Allan R.) RT1 Herbert Hodge Burch S1 Nicholas John Cado USS Albacore (SS-218) ... Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1944 (with Hugh Raynor Rimmer, Class of 1937,[11] in command), topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. Lake) made a periscope attack against a freighter estimated at 8000 brt, claiming one torpedo hit. Lake) ended her 4rd war patrol at Brisbane. Blanchard) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. From John Duresky, a historian from La Crosse, Wisconsin, via email on October 21, 2019: Found some old La Crosse Tribune newspaper articles. A single torpedo jammed the forward elevator in a partly down position and fractured AVGAS lines. Albacore has been awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for her second, third, eighth and ninth patrols, the ones in which she sank enemy combatant vessels. According to Japanese records captured after the war, a submarine (presumed to be Albacore) struck a naval mine very close to the shore off northeastern Hokkaido on 7 November 1944. Her area was northeast of Honshu and south of Hokkaido, and because of the danger of mine-able waters, she was ordered to stay outside of waters less than 100 fathoms deep. A Gato class, Albacore was designed to be a “Fleet submarine.” Her mission was to lead a fleet, scout and initially engage the enemy, preparing the way for the full scale fleet attack. Blanchard) arrived at Pearl Harbor. Blanchard) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Choko Maru No.2 (2629 GRT) about 350 nautical miles south-west of Truk in position 03°30'N, 147°27'E. Lake) ended her 2nd war patrol at Brisbane, Australia. Blanchard) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. Blanchard) departed from Majuro for her 10th war patrol. Albacore was the second vessel of the United States Navy to be named for the albacore. She is now sent to the Mare Islands Navy Yard for a much needed overhaul. According to Japanese records captured after the war, a submarine (presumed to be Albacore) struck a naval mine very close to the shore off northeastern Hokkaido on 7th November 1944. USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Video on communication between airplanes and submarines. Lake) departed from Brisbane for her 3th war patrol. Lake) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane. In addition, she sank a small freighter on this ninth patrol. Some reports claim a quick repair scheme, constructing a wooden deck over the jammed lift, allowed restricted flight operations 30 minutes later. Albacore was the second vessel of the United States Navy to be named for the albacore. 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