Shark (i) (SS-174)
Submarine of the Shark class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Electric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||24 Oct 1933|
|Launched||21 May 1935|
|Commissioned||25 Jan 1936|
|Lost||11 Feb 1942|
|Loss position||1° 45'N, 127° 15'E|
USS Shark (Lt.Cdr. Louis Shane, Jr.) is most probably sunk by the Japanese destroyer Yamakaze (offsite link) on 11 February 1942 in the Molucca Sea about 140 nautical miles east of Menado, Celebes in position 01º45'N, 127º15'E. The destroyer spotted a surfaced submarine and opened fire with its 5" guns noting the sub soon started to sink. Voices were heard in the water but no attempt was made to rescue survivors.
Commands listed for USS Shark (i) (174)
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|1||Lt. Charles John Cater, USN||25 Jan 1936||30 Apr 1939|
|2||Lawrence Randall Daspit, USN||25 Mar 1941||17 Apr 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Louis Shane, Jr., USN||17 Apr 1941||11 Feb 1942 (+)|
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Notable events involving Shark (i) include:
9 Dec 1941
USS Shark (Lt.Cdr. Louis Shane, Jr.) left Manila for her first war patrol. She was ordered to patrol Tayabas Bay.
19 Dec 1941
USS Shark (Lt.Cdr. Louis Shane, Jr.) picked up Admiral Thomas Charles Hart at Manila and transported him to Surabaya.