Submarine of the Balao class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Cramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||24 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||10 Jun 1942|
|Launched||18 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||2 Jun 1944|
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) probably hit a mine on her first war patrol in the Yellow Sea on or after 17 October 1944. She was officially reported overdue on 27 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Escolar (294)
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|1||Cdr. William John Millican, USN||2 Jun 1944||17 Oct 1944 (+)|
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Noteable events involving Escolar include:
18 Sep 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.
23 Sep 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) refuels at Midway.
17 Oct 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) has her last communication with USS Perch.