Allied Warships

Chivo (SS-341)

Submarine of the Balao class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant341 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down21 Feb 1944 
Launched14 Jan 1945 
Commissioned28 Apr 1945 
End service1 Jul 1971 
History

Decommissioned, stricken and transferred to Argentina 1 July 1971 being renamed Santiago del Estero (S-22); Santiago del Estero was decommissioned by the Argentine Navy in January 1981.

 

Commands listed for USS Chivo (341)

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1William Rolston Crutcher, USNR28 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Chivo include:


16 May 1945
USS Chivo (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Crutcher, USNR) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

21 May 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials USS Chivo (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Crutcher, USNR) returned to New London, Connecticut.

7 Jun 1945
USS Chivo (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Crutcher, USNR) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

13 Jun 1945
USS Chivo (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Crutcher, USNR) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

25 Jun 1945
USS Chivo (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Crutcher, USNR) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

29 Jun 1945
USS Chivo (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Crutcher, USNR) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Key West, Florida.

17 Jul 1945
USS Chivo (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Crutcher, USNR) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

30 Jul 1945
USS Chivo (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Crutcher, USNR) arrived at Pearl Harbour from the Panama Canal Zone.

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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