Allied Warships

Tullibee (SS-284)

Submarine of the Gato class


USS Tullibee as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant284 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered29 Apr 1941 
Laid down1 Apr 1942 
Launched11 Nov 1942 
Commissioned15 Feb 1943 
Lost26 Mar 1944 
Loss position9° 30'N, 134° 45'E
History

USS Tullibee (Cdr. Charles Frederic Brindupke) is sunk by a circular run of one of its own torpedo's, north of the Palaus in position 134º45'E, 09º30'N. One surivor is picked up by the Japanese destroyer Wakatake (offsite link).

 

Commands listed for USS Tullibee (284)

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1Cdr. Charles Frederic Brindupke, USN15 Feb 194326 Mar 1944

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Notable events involving Tullibee include:


8 May 1943
With her trials and initial training completed USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from the US west coast bound for Pearl Harbor.

15 May 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

19 Jul 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

22 Aug 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Kaisho Maru (4164 GRT) north of the Caroline Islands in position 10°09'N, 147°25'E.

6 Sep 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

28 Sep 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

15 Oct 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Chicago Maru (5866 GRT) off the west coast of Formosa in position 24°35'N, 120°30'E.

16 Nov 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

14 Dec 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

31 Jan 1944
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Hiro Maru (549 GRT) north-north-west of Saipan in position 15°23'N, 145°35'E.

10 Feb 1944
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

5 Mar 1944
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Palaus.

14 Mar 1944
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) topped up with fuel at Midway.

26 Mar 1944
Tullibee launched a surface attack on a small Japanese convoy. As she closed the target, she fired two torpedoes. One of the torpedoes made a circular run and struck the Tullibee. She sank with all hands except for one survivor who was rescued and spent the rest of the war labouring in Japan's copper mines. (1)

Media links


The Last Patrol

Holmes, Harry


Fatal Decisions

Blandford, Edmund


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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