Submarine of the Gato class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Jan 1943|
|Launched||1 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Nov 1943|
|Lost||14 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||41.04N, 141.31E|
Ordered as a Balao-class submarine but the yard was not ready to start construction of this class after completion of her previous contract so she was built as a Gato-class submarine.
USS Golet (Cmdr James Seerley Clark) is most likely sunk by the Japanese guardboat Miya Maru, the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Bunzan Maru, and naval aircraft off northern Honshu, Japan in position 41º04'N, 141º31'E. All hands (82) were lost with the ship.
Commands listed for USS Golet (361)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. James Markland Clement, USN||30 Nov 1943||8 Mar 1944|
|2||Cdr. Philip Harold Ross, USN||8 Mar 1944||3 May 1944|
|3||Cmdr James Seerley Clark, USN||28 May 1944||14 Jun 1944 (+)|
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Noteable events involving Golet include:
18 Mar 1944
USS Golet (Cdr. P.H. Ross) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands and off southern Hokkaido and eastern Honshu.
3 May 1944
USS Golet (Cdr. P.H. Ross) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.
28 May 1944
USS Golet (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Clark) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off northern Honshu in Japanese home waters.
4 Jun 1944
USS Golet (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Clark) most likely sank the Japanese guard boat Shinko Maru No.10 (72 GRT) east of Japan in position 35?47'N, 154?54'E. (see map)