Allied Warships

Roncador (SS-301)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Roncador as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant301 
Built byCramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Dec 1941 
Laid down21 Apr 1943 
Launched14 May 1944 
Commissioned27 Mar 1945 
End service 
History

Decommissioned 7 August 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Served as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel in the 11th Naval District from February 1960 untill 1 December 1971.
Stricken 1 December 1971. Broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Roncador (301)

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1T/Cdr. Earl Russell Crawford, USN27 Mar 1945Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Roncador include:


6 Apr 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) departed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for New London, Connecticut.

7 Apr 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut.

18 Apr 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) arrived at Newport Rhode Island from New London, Connecticut for torpedo trials.

21 Apr 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut.

22 May 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) departed New London for Port Everglades, Florida. She made the passage together with USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) which was to proceed to Key West, Florida. They were escorted by USS Scoter.

26 May 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) arrived at Port Everglades, Florida.

22 Jun 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) departed Port Everglades, Florida for Key West, Florida.

23 Jun 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from Port Everglades, Florida.

7 Jul 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) departed Key West, Florida for Port Everglades, Florida.

8 Jul 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) arrived at Port Everglades, Florida from Key West, Florida.

29 Jul 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) departed Port Everglades, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

3 Aug 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Port Everglades, Florida.

24 Aug 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. With the war over she was ordered to remain in the Atlantic.

26 Aug 1945
USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from the Panama Canal Zone. In mid-September USS Roncador shifted to the Pacific.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman


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