Allied Warships

Haddock (SS-231)

Submarine of the Gato class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant231 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered28 Jun 1940 
Laid down31 Mar 1941 
Launched21 Oct 1941 
Commissioned14 Mar 1942 
End service 1960 
History

Decommissioned 12 February 1947.
Served as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel in the 6th Naval District from August 1948 till May 1952.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Served as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel, at Portsmouth, New Hampshire from June 1956 till 1960.
Stricken in 1960.
Sold 23 August 1960 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Haddock (231)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Arthur Howard Taylor, USN14 Mar 19425 Mar 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Roy Milton Davenport, USN5 Mar 19431 Dec 1943
3Cdr. John Paul Roach, USN1 Dec 19437 Feb 1945
4Lt.Cdr. William Herman Brockman, Jr., USN7 Feb 194527 Mar 1945
5Lt.Cdr. Albert Rowe Strow, USN27 Mar 194523 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Haddock include:


19 Jun 1942
With her trials and training completed USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. Arthur Howard Taylor) departed from New London for the Pacific.

16 Jul 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

28 Jul 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

22 Aug 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Tatsuho Maru (6334 GRT) off the China coast, near Foochow in position 26°07'N, 121°29'E.

26 Aug 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Teishun Maru (2251 GRT) about 100 nautical miles north-north-west of Keelung, Formosa in position 26°27'N, 121°23'E.

19 Sep 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

11 Oct 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea.

3 Nov 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Tekkai Maru (1925 GRT) in the East China Sea between Shanghai and Korea in position 32°02'N, 126°13'E.

6 Nov 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship France Maru (2732 GRT) east of Cheju-do, Korea in position 33°46'N, 127°28'E.

11 Nov 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Venice Maru (6571 GRT) in the Yellow Sea in position 35°36'N, 123°44'E.

16 Nov 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Nichinan Maru (6503 GRT) in the East China Sea in position 31°52'N, 126°14'E.

4 Dec 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

28 Dec 1942
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Honshu in Japanese home waters.

19 Jan 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Genyo Maru (10018 GRT) south of Honshu, Japan in position 34°13'N, 136°59'E.

17 Feb 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) ended her 3th war patrol at Midway.

11 Mar 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Midway for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.

3 Apr 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Arima Maru (7389 GRT) north of Palau in position 10°26'N, 135°00'E.

4 Apr 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) is damaged by depth charges off Palau in position 09°31'N, 133°39'E and is forced to terminate her patrol.

19 Apr 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

30 Jun 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

21 Jul 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Saipan Maru (5532 GRT) off Saipan in position 16°18'N, 134°04'E.

10 Aug 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

2 Sep 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk.

15 Sep 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese collier Sansei Maru (641 GRT) north of Truk in position 09°32'N, 150°38'E.

20 Sep 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Notoro (14050 GRT, offsite link) off Truk in position 07°23'N, 150°11'E.

21 Sep 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese collier Shinyubari Maru (5354 GRT) west-north-west of Truk in position 08°53'N, 148°30'E.

28 Sep 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 6th war patrol at Midway.

20 Oct 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) departed from Midway for her 7th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol off Truk.

6 Nov 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Hoyo Maru (8691 GRT, offsite link) east of Truk in position at 08°08'N, 149°45'E.

15 Nov 1943
USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

14 Dec 1943
USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk together with USS Tullibee and USS Halibut.

19 Jan 1944
USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese escort carrier Unyo (offsite link, 17830 tons) about 140 nautical miles east-south-east of Guam in position 12°12'N, 146°26'E.

5 Feb 1944
USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

10 Mar 1944
USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Bonin Islands.

17 Apr 1944
USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Noshiro Maru No.2 (126 GRT) about 120 nautical miles east of Haha Jima.

10 May 1944
USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

8 Oct 1944
USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She formed an attack group with USS Halibut and USS Tuna. They were to patrol in the Philippines.

10 Dec 1944
USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

23 Jan 1945
USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 11th war patrol. She was to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

14 Mar 1945
USS Haddock (Cdr. W.H. Brockman, Jr.) ended her 11th war patrol at Guam.

Haddocks 12th and 13th war patrol were uneventful and she ended her 13th and last war patrol at Pearl Harbor on 22 August 1945.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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