Allied Warships

Chopper (SS-342)

Submarine of the Balao class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant342 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down2 Mar 1944 
Launched4 Feb 1945 
Commissioned25 May 1945 
End service27 Aug 1969 
History

Decommissioned 27 August 1969.
Stricken 10 October 1971.
Sunk as a target off the Florida coast in 1976.

 

Commands listed for USS Chopper (342)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Saverio Filippone, USN25 May 1945

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Notable events involving Chopper include:


13 Jun 1945
USS Chopper (Cdr. S. Filipone, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from New London, Connecticut for torpedo trials.

16 Jun 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Chopper (Cdr. S. Filipone, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut.

4 Jul 1945
USS Chopper (Cdr. S. Filipone, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

8 Jul 1945
USS Chopper (Cdr. S. Filipone, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

24 Jul 1945
USS Chopper (Cdr. S. Filipone, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

28 Jul 1945
USS Chopper (Cdr. S. Filipone, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Key West, Florida.

13 Aug 1945
USS Chopper (Cdr. S. Filipone, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

24 Aug 1945
USS Chopper (Cdr. S. Filipone, USN) returned to the Panama Canal Zone. With the war now over she was ordered to return to the Atlantic. In the end she was ordered to proceed to Pearl Harbour after all where she arrived on 21 September 1945.

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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