Submarine of the Gato class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||24 Oct 1942|
|Launched||9 May 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Sep 1943|
|Lost||26 Jul 1944|
|Loss position||8° 25'N, 117° 53'E|
USS Robalo (Lt.Cdr. Manning Marius Kimmel) was sunk by a mine off Palawan Island, Phillippines in position 08º25'N, 117º53'E.
Commands listed for USS Robalo (273)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Stephen Henry Armbruster, USN||28 Sep 1943||8 Jan 1944|
|2||Charles Woodford Fell, USN||8 Jan 1944||13 Jan 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Stephen Henry Armbruster, USN||13 Jan 1944||29 Mar 1944|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Manning Marius Kimmel, USN||29 Mar 1944||26 Jul 1944 (+)|
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Notable events involving Robalo include:
24 Apr 1944
While on her 2nd war patrol USS Robalo (Lt.Cdr. M.M. Kimmel) is damaged by an aerial bomb off French Indo-China in position 10°29'N, 109°26'E but is able to remain on patrol.
22 Jun 1944
USS Robalo (Lt.Cdr. M.M. Kimmel) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.
2 Jul 1944
USS Robalo (Lt.Cdr. M.M. Kimmel) reports sighting a Japanese Fuso-class battleship east of Borneo with air cover and two destroyers for escort. This was the last message sent by Robalo.