Allied Warships

Grenadier (i) (SS-210)

Submarine of the Gar class


USS Grenadier as completed

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGar 
Pennant210 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1939 
Laid down2 Apr 1940 
Launched29 Nov 1940 
Commissioned1 May 1941 
Lost22 Apr 1943 
Loss position6° 30'N, 97° 40'E
History

USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. John Allison Fitzgerald, USN) was hit by depth charges from a Japanese aircraft in the Straits of Malacca and heavily damaged. The boat surfaced the next day after attempted repairs and was scuttled in sight of two oncoming Japanese vessels in position 06º30'N, 97º40'E. 74 survivors. All but 4 survived a tough time in Japanese hands.

 

Commands listed for USS Grenadier (i) (210)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Allen Raymond Joyce, USN1 May 194125 Mar 1942
2Lt.Cdr. Willis Ashford Lent, USN25 Mar 194218 Jun 1942
3Bruce Lewis Carr, USN18 Jun 194224 Dec 1942
4Lt.Cdr. John Allison Fitzgerald, USN24 Dec 194222 Apr 1943

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Notable events involving Grenadier (i) include:


4 Feb 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. Allen R. Joyce) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

7 Mar 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Joyce) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Asahisan Maru (4551 GRT) south of Shioyasaki, Japan in position 36°27'N, 141°06'E.

23 Mar 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. Allen R. Joyce) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

11 Apr 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. Willis Ashford Lent) departed Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol and was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

1 May 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) mistakenly torpedoed and sank the Russian merchant ship Angarstroi (4760 GRT) about 90 nautical miles west-south-west of Nagasaki, Japan in position 32°00'N, 129°25'E.

8 May 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Taiyo Maru (14503 GRT) about 120 nautical miles southwest of Kyushu, Japan in position 30°40'N, 127°54'E.

8 Jun 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

13 Oct 1942
After an uneventful 3th war patrol, which ended at Fremantle, Australia, USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. Bruce L. Carr) departed and commenced her 4th war patrol and was ordered to lay a minefield off Haiphong, Indochina once completed then patrol in the South China Sea.

29 Oct 1942
Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. B.L. Carr) lays mines in the Tonkin Gulf off Haiphong, Indochina.

12 Nov 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. B.L. Carr) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Hokkai Maru (8416 GRT) off the south coast of French Indochina in position 11°18'N, 109°02'E.

10 Dec 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. Bruce L. Carr) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

1 Jan 1943
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. John Allison Fitzgerald) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

10 Jan 1943
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Fitzgerald) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire north off Java, Netherlands East Indies in position 06°18'S, 112°44'E.

20 Feb 1943
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Fitzgerald) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

20 Mar 1943
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Fitzgerald) departed Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Strait of Malacca.

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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