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:


7 Jun 1945
With her trails and initial training completed USS Chivo (Lt.Cdr. William Rolston Crutcher) departed from New London bound for Key West.

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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