Allied Warships

Cisco (SS-290)

Submarine of the Balao class

USS Cisco as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Dec 1941 
Laid down29 Oct 1942 
Launched24 Dec 1942 
Commissioned10 May 1943 
Lost28 Sep 1943 
Loss position9° 47'N, 121° 44'E

USS Cisco (Cmdr James Wiggins Coe) is sunk by Japanese naval aircraft (954th Kokutai) and gunboat Karatsu (former USS Luzon) the Sulu Sea, off Panay Island in position 09º47'N, 121º44'E. there were no survivors.


Commands listed for USS Cisco (290)

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1Lt.Cdr. James Wiggins Coe, USN10 May 194328 Sep 1943 (+)

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Notable events involving Cisco include:

25 Jul 1943
USS Cisco (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed New London, Connectiut for the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Aug 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

7 Aug 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed Balboa Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

1 Sep 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. James Wiggins Coe) arrived at Brisbane.

18 Sep 1943
USS Cisco (Cmdr James Wiggins Coe) departed from Darwin, Australia for her 1st war patrol with orders to patrol in the South China Sea however returns the same day because of a defective main hydraulic system. With the hydraulic system repaired resumes her patrol the next day.

Media links

The Last Patrol

Holmes, Harry

U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman

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