Allied Warships

Pintado (SS-387)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Pintado at speed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant387 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down7 May 1943 
Launched15 Sep 1943 
Commissioned1 Jan 1944 
End service6 Mar 1946 
History

Decommissioned 6 March 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Stricken 1 March 1967.
Sold 20 January 1969 to be broken up for scrap. The restored fairwater of the USS Pintado is displayed at the Admiral Nimitz - National Museum of the Pacific War, in Fredericksburg, Texas, U.S.A.

 

Commands listed for USS Pintado (387)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Bernard Ambrose Clarey, USN1 Jan 19444 Apr 1945
2Montrose Graham McCormick, USN4 Apr 194514 Apr 1945 (+)
3Paul Edward Glenn, USN14 Apr 194519 May 1945
4Cdr. Romondt Budd, USN19 May 194529 Aug 1945
5Cdr. Robert Bond Lander, USN29 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Pintado include:


23 Apr 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. Bernard Ambrose Clarey) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

16 May 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol west of the Mariana Islands. Later her patrol area shifted to the waters south of Formosa.

1 Jun 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Toho Maru (4716 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Kinshu Maru (5591 GRT) about 250 nautical miles northwest of Saipan in position 18°08'N, 141°14'E

6 Jun 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kashimasan Maru (2825 GRT) and the Japanese troop transport Havre Maru (5652 GRT) west-north-west of the Mariana Islands in position 16°28'N, 142°16'E.

1 Jul 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

22 Jul 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

6 Aug 1944
While operation off southwest coast of Kyushu, Japan USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Shonan Maru (5401 GRT) in position 30°53'N, 129°45'E and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese frigate Etorofu (870 tons, offsite link) in position 30°51'N, 129°26'E.

22 Aug 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Tonan Maru No.2 (19262 GRT) about 200 nautical miles south-east of Shanghai in position 29°52'N, 125°22'E.

14 Sep 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

9 Oct 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

3 Nov 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) tries to torpedo and sink the Japanese aircraft carrier Junyo (offsite link), but her torpedoes hit the Japanese destroyer Akikaze (1345 tons, offsite link) instead. The Akikaze blows up and sank in the South China Sea some 160 miles west of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines in position 16°48'N, 117°17'E.

13 Dec 1944
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fast transport T 12 (1500 tons) and the Japanese landing ship T 104 (887 tons) in the South China Sea in position 19°30'N, 118°40'E.

1 Jan 1945
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

27 Jan 1945
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam.

20 Feb 1945
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. Bernard Ambrose Clarey) is damaged by Japanese aerial bombs in the Gulf of Siam in position 07°25'N, 111°56'E. despite some damage she is able to remain on patrol.

30 Mar 1945
USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia. Pintado later sailed from Fremantle to Pearl Harbor.

1 Jun 1945
USS Pintado (Cmdr Romondt Budd) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

26 Jun 1945

Photo courtesy of Mr. Mike Lebens, Assistant Curator at the Nimitz Museum, Fredericksburg, Texas.
Photo with thanks to Dave Dings.

USS Pintado (Cdr. R. Budd) rescues 12 crew members of the B-29 bomber "City of Galveston" south of Honshu, Japan. The survivors were taken to Guam where the air crew and submarine crew christened a new B-29 named "USS Pintado" at North Field on 20 July 1945.

See also this website (offsite link). (1)

10 Jul 1945
USS Pintado (Cdr. R. Budd) ended her 5th war patrol at Guam.

7 Aug 1945
USS Pintado (Cdr. R. Budd) departed from Guam for her 6th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

25 Aug 1945
USS Pintado (Cdr. R. Budd) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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