Allied Warships

Pollack (SS-180)

Submarine of the Perch class


USS Pollack as seen as completed

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassPerch 
Pennant180 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down1 Oct 1935 
Launched15 Sep 1936 
Commissioned15 Jan 1937 
End service21 Sep 1945 
History

Decommissioned 21 September 1945.
Stricken 29 October 1946.
Sold 2 February 1947 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Pollack (180)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Clarence Edward Aldrich, USN15 Jan 193713 Jun 1939
2Stanley Page Moseley, USN13 Jun 193918 Jun 1942
3Robie Ellis Palmer, USN18 Jun 194223 Apr 1943
4T/Cdr. Bafford Edward Lewellen, USN23 Apr 194313 Jun 1944
5T/Cdr. Everett Hartwell Steinmetz, USN13 Jun 194420 Nov 1944
6William Menefee Wilcox, USNR20 Nov 194421 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Pollack include:


13 Dec 1941
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. Stanley P. Moseley) leaves Pearl Harbor for her first war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

5 Jan 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. S.P. Moseley) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Heijo Maru (2700 GRT) about 80 nautical miles east-south-east of Tokyo Bay, Honshu, Japan in position 34°15'N, 140°08'E.

7 Jan 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. S.P. Moseley) torpedoed and sank the Japanese collier Unkai Maru No.1 (2250 GRT) south of Honshu, Japan in position 34°27'N, 139°59'E.

9 Jan 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. S.P. Moseley) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Teian Maru (5387 GRT) about 40 nautical miles south-south-west of Inubozaki, Japan in position 35°00'N, 140°36'E.

21 Jan 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. S.P. Moseley) ended her first war patrol when she returns to Pearl Harbor.

18 Feb 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. S.P. Moseley) leaves Pearl Harbor for her second war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

11 Mar 1942
While operating in the East China Sea about 270 nautical miles east of Shanghai, USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. S.P. Moseley) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Fukushu Maru (1454 GRT) in position 30°53'N, 126°20'E and the Japanese passenger-cargo ship Baikal Maru (5266 GRT) in position 31°00'N, 126°32'E.

8 Apr 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. S.P. Moseley) ended her Second war patrol when she returned to Pearl Harbor.

2 May 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. Stanley P. Moseley) left Pearl Harbor for her third war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

16 Jun 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. Stanley P. Moseley) ended her third war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She went into overhaul at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard.

10 Oct 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. Robie E. Palmer) left Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol but before she reached her assigned area she was ordered back to Midway where she arrived on 23 October then refuels, and was now ordered to patrol of Truk.

29 Nov 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Palmer) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

31 Dec 1942
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Palmer) left Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

21 Jan 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Palmer) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Asama Maru (4892 GRT) off Kushiro, Japan in position 42°41'N, 145°37'E.

10 Feb 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Palmer) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

6 Mar 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Palmer) left Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Marshall / Gilbert Islands area.

18 Apr 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. Robie E. Palmer) ended her 6th war patrol at Midway.

10 May 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. Bafford Edward Lewellen) left Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Marshall Islands area.

18 May 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Terushima Maru (3110 GRT) south-west of Maleolap Atoll, Marshall Islands in position 08°00'N, 171°00'E.

20 May 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) torpedoed and sank the Japanese armed merchant cruiser Bangkok Maru (5351 GRT, offsite link) south-east of Jaluit, Marshall Islands in position 06°47'N, 169°42'E.

25 Jun 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

20 Jul 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters off the east coast of Kyushu.

27 Aug 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Taifuku Maru (3520 GRT) east of Kyushu in position 32°28'N, 132°23'E.

3 Sep 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Tagonoura Maru (3521 GRT) off Mikura Jima, Japan in position 33°38'N, 140°07'E.

16 Sep 1943
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

28 Feb 1944
After an overhaul USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bonin Islands area.

21 Mar 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Hakuyo Maru (1327 GRT) about 30 nautical miles north-east of Torishima in position 30°53'N, 140°42'E.

25 Mar 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine chaser CH-54 (442 tons, offsite link) about 50 nautical miles north of Muko Jima, Bonin Islands in position 28°44'N, 141°45'E.

3 Apr 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Tosei Maru (2814 GRT) about 325 miles south of Yokohama, Japan in position 30°14'N, 139°44'E.

11 Apr 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) ended her 9th war patrol at Midway.

6 May 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) leaves Midway for her 10th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol of the Bonin Islands.

22 May 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Asanagi (offsite link) about 200 nautical miles west-north-west of Chichi Jima, Bonin Islands in position 28°19'N, 138°54'E.

7 Jun 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

15 Jul 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. Everett Hartwell Steinmetz) left Pearl Harbor for her 11th and final war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Palau area.

12 Sep 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Steinmetz) ended her 11th and final war patrol at Brisbane, Australia. Pollack refitted at Brisbane before leaving Australia for Pearl Harbor on 10 October 1944.

18 Nov 1944
USS Pollack (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Steinmetz) arrived back at Pearl Harbor. She was now assigned to training duties.

11 Feb 1945
USS Pollack arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

13 Feb 1945
USS Pollack departed the Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.

24 Feb 1945
USS Pollack arrived at New London, Connecticut.

13 Jun 1945
USS Pollack departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard where she was to refit.

14 Jun 1945
USS Pollack arrived at the Portsmouth Navy Yard for a refit.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman


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