Allied Warships

Loggerhead (SS-374)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Loggerhead as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant374 
Built byManitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down1 Apr 1944 
Launched13 Aug 1944 
Commissioned9 Feb 1945 
End service30 Jun 1967 
History

Decommissioned 16 June 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Served as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel at Swan Island Naval Reserve Center, Portland, Oregon until 30 June 1967.
Stricken 30 June 1967.
Sold in 1979 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Loggerhead (374)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Ralph Marion Metcalf, USN9 Feb 194523 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Loggerhead include:


12 Mar 1945
USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN) departed New Orleans, Louisiana for the Panama Canal Zone.

17 Mar 1945
USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

8 Apr 1945
With her trials and initial training completed USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

8 Apr 1945
USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

15 May 1945
USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

19 Jul 1945
USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

13 Aug 1945
USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

22 Aug 1945
USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf) ended her 2nd war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines.

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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