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||15 Dec 1942|
|Launched||7 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Nov 1944|
|End service||15 Dec 1953|
Decommissioned 16 December 1946.
Commands listed for USS Lionfish (298)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Edward Dean Spruance, USN||1 Nov 1944||5 Jun 1945|
|2||Cdr. Bricker Mcdowell Ganyard, USN||5 Jun 1945||22 Aug 1945|
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Noteable events involving Lionfish include:
8 Jan 1945
USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. Edward Dean Spruance) departed from New London bound for Pearl Harbor.
25 Feb 1945
USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance) arrived at Pearl Harbor.
19 Mar 1945
USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. Edward Dean Spruance) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol south of Bongo Suido. Later she was ordered to patrol in the Yellow and East China Seas as well.
1 May 1945
USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 35°28'N, 124°05'E. (see map)
15 May 1945
USS Lionfish (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Spruance) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.
20 Jun 1945
USS Lionfish (Cmdr Bricker Mcdowell Ganyard) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off the Bungo Suido.
21 Jul 1945
USS Lionfish (Cmdr Bricker Mcdowell Ganyard) calls at Saipan to take on board additional fuel and torpedoes, and then resumes her 2nd war patrol the next day.
22 Aug 1945
USS Lionfish (Cmdr Bricker Mcdowell Ganyard) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.