Allied Warships

Greenfish (SS-351)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Greenfish as modified after the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant351 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down29 Jun 1944 
Launched21 Dec 1945 
Commissioned7 Jun 1946 
End service19 Dec 1973 
History

USS Greenfish sank U-234 by a torpedo during trials approximately 40 miles north-east off Cape Cod, on the US east coast on 20 November 1947.

Decommissioned, stricken and transferred to Brazil 19 December 1973 being renamed Amazonas (S-16).
Stricken by the Brazilian Navy 15 October 1992 and transformed into a museum.

 

Commands listed for USS Greenfish (351)

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1Cdr. Ralph Marion Metcalf, USN7 Jun 1946

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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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