Allied Warships

Bonita (SS-165)

Submarine of the Barracuda class


USS Bonita as seen prewar

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBarracuda 
Pennant165 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down16 Nov 1921 
Launched9 Jun 1925 
Commissioned22 May 1926 
End service3 Mar 1945 
History

Decommissioned 4 June 1937.
Recommissioned 5 September 1940.
Decommissioned 3 March 1945.
Stricken 10 March 1945.
Sold 28 October 1945 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Bonita (165)

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CommanderFromTo
1Allan Rockwell McCann, USN8 Aug 1931

2Stanley G. Nichols, USN5 Sep 1940Aug 1942
3Charles Frederic Brindupke, USNAug 1942late 1942
4Charles Donald Brown, USNlate 1942Jan 1943
5James H. Newsome, USNJan 194327 Feb 1945
6Clyde Pitts, USN27 Feb 19453 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Bonita include:


3 Oct 1942
USS Bonita departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

12 Oct 1942
USS Bonita arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for refit and alterations.

10 Apr 1943
With her refit completed, USS Bonita, arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

14 May 1943
USS Bonita departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

15 May 1943
USS Bonita arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

15 Jul 1943
USS Bonita departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

16 Jul 1943
USS Bonita arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

29 Aug 1943
USS Bonita departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

3 Dec 1944
USS Bonita arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

16 Feb 1945
USS Bonita arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for decommissioning.

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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