Submarine of the Cachalot class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Electric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||7 Oct 1931|
|Launched||21 Nov 1933|
|Commissioned||8 Jun 1934|
|End service||24 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned 24 October 1945.
Commands listed for USS Cuttlefish (171)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Martin Perry Hottel, USN||7 Dec 1941||Jun 1942|
|2||Elliott Eugene Marshall, USN||Jun 1942||31 Dec 1942|
|3||Harold Edward Baker, USN||31 Dec 1942||Sep 1943|
|4||David Rickart Connole, USN||Sep 1943||Dec 1944|
|5||Robert Kelly, USN||Dec 1944||Oct 1945|
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Noteable events involving Cuttlefish include:
29 Jan 1942
During the attack on Pearl Harbor USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. Martin Perry Hottel) was at the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul. On 29 January 1942 she left Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was to patrol off the Bonin Islands.
24 Mar 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Hottel) ended her 1st war patrol when she returned to base at Midway.
2 May 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Hottel) left Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Saipan and the northern islands of the Marianas group. Later she was ordered to patrol some 700 nautical miles west of Midway.
15 Jun 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Hottel) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.
29 Jul 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. Elliot Eugene Marshall) left Midway for her 3th and final war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.
21 Aug 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Marshall) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese ammunition ship Nichiro Maru (6534 GRT) in position 31°00'N, 130°00'E. (see map)
20 Sep 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Marshall) ended her 3th and final war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now assigned to training duties.