Allied Warships

Sealion (i) (SS-195)

Submarine of the Sargo class


USS Sealion as completed

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassSargo 
Pennant195 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down20 Jun 1938 
Launched25 May 1939 
Commissioned27 Nov 1939 
Lost25 Dec 1941 
History

On 10 December 1941 USS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. Richard George Voge, USN) was heavily damaged by Japanese aircraft at Cavite Navy Yard in the Philippines while undergoing a regular overhaul. 5 of her crew died in the bombing attack.

She was scuttled at the Cavite Navy Yard on 25 December 1941 to prevent her capture by the advancing Japanese.

 

Commands listed for USS Sealion (i) (195)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Julian Knox Morrison, Jr., USN27 Nov 193911 Feb 1940 (+)
2Lt.Cdr. Richard George Voge, USN14 Feb 194010 Dec 1941

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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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