Allied Warships

Sea Owl (SS-405)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Sea Owl as modified after the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant405 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down7 Feb 1944 
Launched7 May 1944 
Commissioned17 Jul 1944 
End service15 Nov 1969 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 15 November 1969.
Sold 3 June 1971 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Sea Owl (405)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Carter Lowe Bennett, USN17 Jul 19442 May 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Warren C. Hull, Jr., USN2 May 1945

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Notable events involving Sea Owl include:


23 Oct 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Sea Owl (Cmdr Carter Lowe Bennett) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

19 Nov 1944
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

11 Dec 1944
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 76 (130 tons) in the East China Sea in position 33°48'N, 128°20'E.

15 Jan 1945
USS Sea Owl (Cmdr Carter Lowe Bennett) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam, and departed from later for her 2nd war patrol; and is assigned to patrol the Luzon Strait.

18 Apr 1945
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) attacked the Japanese submarine I-372 (offsite link) while this submarine is unloading it's cargo at Wake Island. Cdr. Bennett fires three torpedoes, two are duds and one hit the pier the I-372 is moored at. The Japanese submarine crash-dives and continues unloading it's cargo the next day.

21 Apr 1945
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.

20 May 1945
USS Sea Owl (Lt.Cdr. Warren C. Hull, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

9 Jun 1945
USS Sea Owl (Lt.Cdr. Warren C. Hull, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 41 (745 tons) in Tsushima Strait, southeast of Mokpo, Korea in position 34°22'N, 128°11'E.

9 Jun 1945
USS Sea Owl (Lt.Cdr. Warren C. Hull, Jr.) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire. In Mid July 1945 Sea Owl ended her 3rd 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


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