Allied Warships

Carbonero (SS-337)

Submarine of the Balao class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant337 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down16 Dec 1943 
Launched19 Oct 1944 
Commissioned7 Feb 1945 
End service1 Dec 1970 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 1 December 1970.
Sunk as a target by USS Pogy (SSN-647) off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 27 April 1975.

 

Commands listed for USS Carbonero (337)

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1T/Cdr. Charlton Lewis Murphy, USN7 Feb 194528 Dec 1945 (1)
2T/Cdr. Talbot Edward Harper, USN28 Dec 194530 Jun 1948 (1)

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

This page was last updated in March 2017.

21 Feb 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island for her torpedo trials.

26 Feb 1945
With her torpedo trials completed, USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut.

27 Feb 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Frost (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Ritchie, USNR), USS Huse (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Batcheller, USN), and USS Inch (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Tufts, USNR).

28 Feb 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Frost (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Ritchie, USNR), USS Huse (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Batcheller, USN), and USS Inch (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Tufts, USNR).

21 Mar 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed from New London, Connecticut bound for Key West, Florida.

27 Mar 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida for services with the Fleet Sound School.

28 Mar 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

29 Mar 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

30 Mar 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

31 Mar 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

3 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

4 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

5 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

6 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

11 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

12 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed Key West for the Panama Canal Zone.

16 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

19 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

20 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

21 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

22 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

25 Apr 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

9 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

16 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR).

17 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR) and USS Apogon (Cdr. A.C. House Jr., USN).

18 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR) and USS Apogon (Cdr. A.C. House Jr., USN).

20 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. O.F. Salvia, USN) and USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN).

21 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Wileman (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Tanner, Jr., USNR), USS PC-599, USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Carde, 3rd., USN) and USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN).

22 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Wileman (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Tanner, Jr., USNR), USS PC-599, USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Carde, 3rd., USN) and USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN).

26 May 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa (lifeguard duties).

For daily positions of USS Carbonero during this patrol see the map below.

6 Jun 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Saipan to top off with fuel.

7 Jun 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed Saipan for her patrol area. She was escorted out by USS LCI(L)-89 (Lt.(jg) J.J. Doherty, USNR).

13 Jun 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) arrived in her patrol area.

6 Jul 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed her patrol area for Subic Bay, Philippines.

8 Jul 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) ended her 1st war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines. She was escorted in by USS Johnnie Hutchins (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Godsey, USNR).

At Subic Bay she was refitted by USS Howard W. Gilmore and a relief crew of Submarine Division 222.

31 Jul 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) conducted exercises off Subic Bay.

4 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed from Subic Bay for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

For daily positions of USS Carbonero during this patrol see the map below.

10 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) sank three small vessels with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone I, -9)
0126 hours - In position 04°35'N, 103°30'E contacted a small schooner at anchor. When their crew sighted us they abandoned ship.

0159 hours - In position 04°38'N, 103°30'E sighted a sampan at anchor. This crew also abondoned ship. Several 5" hits and a couple of magazines of 20mm failed to sink either of them. Left both holed and badly battered and sinking slowly. Ammunition expended; 5 rounds of 5" and 120 rounds of 20mm were fired at the schooner and 120 rounds of 20mm at the sampan.

0239 hours - Cleared the area.

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(All times are zone G, -7)

2131 hours - Made contact on a large schooner in position 04°57'N, 103°26'E. Boarded. Put the Malay / Siamese crew in their small boat then sank the schooner with two 5" hits and a few rounds of 40mm. Ammunition expended two rounds of 5" and twenty-six rounds of 40mm.

11 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) sank a small vessel with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone G, -7)
2144 hours - Made radar contact on a large southbound sampan in position 05°45'N, 102°42'E. Went alongside and boarded. Cargo was sugar. Sent the crew ashore in their small boat. Sank the sampan with 40mm. Total ammunition expended ten rounds of 40mm for eight hits.

12 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) sank a small vessel with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone G, -7)
0158 hours - Made contact with a large junk at anchor in position 05°36'N, 102°53'E. Boarded. Cargo was sugar. Put the crew in their small boat. Sank the junk with two hits of 5" from a range of about 500 yards. She went down like a rock. Total ammunition expended four rounds of 5" and sixty rounds of 20mm.

13 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) sank two small vessels with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone G, -7)
0356 hours - Made contact with an anchored schooner in position 05°06'N, 103°21'E. Boarded her. Cargo was sugar and betel nuts. Put the crew in a small boat. Sank the junk with three rounds of 5". All 5" rounds fired hit the target.

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2339 hours - Made contact on a schooner in position 05°51'N, 102°41'E. Boarded. Cargo was once again sugar and bound for Singora. Put the mixed crew of Malay's and Chinese in their small boat. Sank the schooner with three rounds of 5". Again all rounds of 5" fired were hits.

14 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) sank a small vessel with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya.

(All times are zone G, -7)
0247 hours - Made contact on a southbound junk of about 50 tons in position 06°04'N, 102°36'E. Found her loaded with rice. Put the Siamese crew in their small boat. Then sank the junk with three rounds of 5". All 5" rounds fired hit the target.

15 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) is ordered to return to Subic Bay.

19 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Subic Bay.

31 Aug 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) departed Subic Bay for Pearl Harbour.

14 Sep 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour from Subic Bay.

15 Sep 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) departed Pearl Harbour for Seatle, Washington, USA.

22 Sep 1945
USS Carbonero (Cdr. C. L. Murphy, USN) arrived at Seattle, Washington, USA.

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U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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