Allied Warships

Cabezon (SS-334)

Submarine of the Balao class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant334 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down18 Nov 1943 
Launched27 Aug 1944 
Commissioned30 Dec 1944 
End service24 Oct 1953 
History

Decommissioned 24 October 1953.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Stricken 15 May 1970.
Sold 28 December 1971 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Cabezon (334)

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1T/Cdr. George William Lautrup, Jr., USN30 Dec 19441946

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Notable events involving Cabezon include:


The history of USS Cabezon as compiled on this page is extracted from her patrol reports.

This page was last updated in March 2017.

14 Jan 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from New London, Connecticut for torpedo trials.

15 Jan 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Newport, Rhode Island for New London, Connecticut for repairs. Torpedo trials had to be cancelled/broken off.

24 Jan 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from New London, Connecticut for torpedo trials.

29 Jan 1945
With her torpedo trials completed, USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut.

10 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS George W. Ingram (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Boyce, USNR).

11 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS George W. Ingram (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Boyce, USNR).

12 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS George W. Ingram (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Boyce, USNR).

13 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS George W. Ingram (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Boyce, USNR).

19 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed from New London, Connecticut bound for Key West, Florida.

25 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida for services with the Fleet Sound School.

26 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

27 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

28 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

1 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

2 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

6 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

8 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

10 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

13 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

14 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

15 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

16 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

20 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

22 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR) and USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

23 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR), USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR) and USS USS SC-1299.

24 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR), USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR) and USS USS SC-1299.

25 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR), USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR), USS PC-1215, USS PC-1221 and USS SC-1299.

26 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR), USS PC-1215, USS PC-1221 and USS SC-1299.

29 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

15 Apr 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

6 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Trever (Lt. A.S. Brengle, USNR) and USS Thornback (Cdr. E.P. Abrahamson, USN).

7 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.T. Hotchkiss, USNR) and USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN).

8 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.T. Hotchkiss, USNR) and USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN).

9 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN).

10 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Le Hardy (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Dayton, Jr., USNR).

25 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Okhotsk.

For daily and attack positions of USS Cabezon during this patrol see the map below.

29 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Midway to top off with fuel and some minor voyage repairs.

30 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Midway for her patrol area.

30 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Midway for her patrol area.

19 Jun 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Zaosan Maru (2631 GRT, built 1906) south-west of Paramushiro, Kuril Islands in position 50°39'N, 154°38'E.

(All times are zone K, -10)
18 July 1945
2140 hours - Received a contact report from USS Apogon.

2150 hours - Went ahead full to intercept.

2240 hours - Received a contact report from USS Dace. This appears to be a different contact.

2325 hours - Received a message from USS Apogon that she is going to attack.

2333 hours - Apogon reported her attack completed.

19 July 1945
0005 hours - Apogon reported two ships sunk, possibly three.

0040 hours - Received another position report from Apogon.

0115 hours - Radar contact on USS Apogon.

0125 hours - Radar contact on the target bearing 170°(T), range 15000 yards. Commenced tracking and approach.

0200 hours - Targets is zig-zagging on a base course 350°(T), speed 9.5 knots.

0215 hours - In position 50°39'N, 154°38'E fired three torpedoes from 2250 yards.

0218 hours - Observed two timed hits and possibly a third hit. The target exploded and disappeared from the radar screen shortly afterwards.

11 Jul 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

4 Aug 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Midway bound for Saipan.

13 Aug 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Saipan from Midway.

31 Aug 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Saipan for Subic Bay, Philippines.

7 Sep 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Subic Bay.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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