Allied Warships

Trout (SS-202)

Submarine of the Tambor class


USS Trout as modified during the war

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTambor 
Pennant202 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Sep 1938 
Laid down28 Aug 1939 
Launched21 May 1940 
Commissioned15 Nov 1940 
Lost29 Feb 1944 
Loss position22° 40'N, 131° 45'E
History

Most likely sunk by depth charges from the Japanese destroyer Asashimo (offsite link) southeast of Okinawa in position 22º40'N, 131º45'E. 81 dead, no survivors.

 

Commands listed for USS Trout (202)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Frank Wesley Fenno, Jr., USN15 Nov 1940Jun 1942
2Lawson Paterson Ramage, USNJun 19424 May 1943
3Lt.Cdr. Albert Hobbs Clark, USN4 May 194329 Feb 1944 (+)

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Notable events involving Trout include:


7 Dec 1941
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) was already at sea on a simulated war patrol off Midway. During the night USS Trout spotted the Japanese destroyers Sazanami and Ushio (both offsite links) shelling Midway. Unfortunately she was unable to attack them.

20 Dec 1941
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

12 Jan 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) left Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to transport 3500 rounds of 3" AA ammunition to the besieged American forces on Corregidor in the Philippines.

3 Feb 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) delivers the ammunition to Corregidor and embarks gold, silver, securities, mail and one officer to be transported to Pearl Harbor.

9 Feb 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Chuwa Maru (2719 GRT) about 55 nautical miles from Keelung, Formosa in position 25°30'N, 122°38'E.

3 Mar 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

24 Mar 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

11 Apr 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Nisshin Maru (16801 GRT) west of Shionomisaki, Japan in position 33°26'N, 135°38'E.

24 Apr 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Tachibana Maru (6521 GRT) off Susami Kii in position 33°31'N, 135°29'E.

2 May 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Uzan Maru (5019 GRT) off the southeast coast of Honshu, Japan in position 33°26'N, 135°52'E.

4 May 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Kongosan Maru (2119 GRT) off the southeast coast of Honshu, Japan in position 33°32'N, 136°05'E.

17 May 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 3th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

21 May 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Midway.

9 Jun 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) picks up two survivors from the sunken Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma (offsite link) and takes them to Pearl Harbor.

14 Jun 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

27 Aug 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk in the Caroline Islands.

21 Sep 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Koei Maru (863 GRT) south of Truk in position 06°54'N, 151°51'E.

28 Sep 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese escort carrier Taiyo (offsite link) east of Truk in position 06°59'N, 151°45'E.

3 Oct 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) is damaged by a Japanese aerial bomb off Truk. She is forced to terminate her patrol as both her periscopes are out of action.

13 Oct 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

26 Oct 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomons Islands area.

23 Nov 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

29 Dec 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) departed Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

11 Jan 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Kyokuko Maru (17549 GRT) off Miri, Borneo in position 04°24'N, 113°51'E.

18 Jan 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) sank two Japanese sampans with gunfire off the coast off Indo-China in position 12°37'N, 109°30'E.

21 Jan 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Eifuku Maru (3520 GRT) off the coast of Indo-China in position 11°25'N, 109°22'E.

7 Feb 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Nisshin Maru (16801 GRT) off Miri, Borneo in position 04°31'N, 114°52'E.

14 Feb 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Hirotama Maru (1911 GRT) at the south entrance to Makassar Strait in position 04°11'S, 117°45'E. Trout surfaces to sink the ship with gunfire but 7 of her crew were wounded by gunfire from the Japanese ship. Lt.Cdr. Ramage then decided to finish off the Japanese ship with a torpedo.

25 Feb 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.

22 Mar 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) left Fremantle for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to lay mines in the Api Passage north of Borneo.

7 Apr 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) lays her mines off Sarawak, Borneo.

3 May 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 8th war patrol at Fremantle.

26 May 1943
The Japanese tanker Palembang Maru (5236 GRT) hits a mine north of Borneo in position 02°00'N, 109°15'E and is damaged. The mine is most likely laid by USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) on 7 April 1943.

27 May 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. Albert Hobbs Clark) left Fremantle for her 9th war patrol, and was ordered to land men and supplies on Mindanao.

12 Jun 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) lands men and supplies on Mindanao, Philippines.

15 Jun 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Sanraku Maru (3000 GRT) off Sibitu in the Celebes Sea in position 05°09'N, 119°38'E.

2 Jul 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Isuzu Maru (2866 GRT) off the north coast of Marinduque Island, Philippines in position 13°36'N, 121°49'E.

9 Jul 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. Albert Hobbs Clark) picks up a party of five American officers off the south coast of Mindanao.

20 Jul 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) ended her 9th war patrol at Fremantle.

12 Aug 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) departed from Fremantle for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol the Surigao and San Bernardino straits in the Philippines.

25 Aug 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) sank a Japanese fishing vessel with gunfire in position 00°32'N, 125°18'E.

23 Sep 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Ryotoku Maru (3438 GRT) and the Japanese merchant Yamashiro Maru (3427 GRT) north-west of the Mariana Islands in position 20°45'N, 142°10'E.

4 Oct 1943
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

8 Feb 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) departed Pearl Harbor for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

27 Feb 1944
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Aki Maru (11409 GRT) east of Formosa in position 22°40'N, 131°50'E.

29 Feb 1944
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Clark) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Sakito Maru (7126 GRT) southeast of Okinawa in position 22°40'N, 131°50'E. Trout is later sunk, most likely by the Japanese destroyer Asashimo (offsite link) in position 22°40'N, 131°45'E.

Media links


The Last Patrol

Holmes, Harry


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman


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