Allied Warships

S-30 (SS-135)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-1 
Pennant135 
Built byUnion Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down1 Apr 1918 
Launched21 Nov 1918 
Commissioned29 Oct 1920 
End service9 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 9 October 1945.
Stricken 24 October 1945.
Sold in December 1946 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-30 (135)

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CommanderFromTo
1Creed Caldwell Burlingame, USNAug 1940Oct 1941
2Frederick Williams Laing, USNOct 1941Jan 1943
3Lt. William Alfred Stevenson, USN10 Jan 1943late 1943
4Hugh Howard Lewis, Jr., USNRlate 1943May 1944
5Robert J. Duryea, USNMay 1944Feb 1945
6Quintin R. Thompson, USNFeb 19459 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving S-30 include:


31 Jan 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) departed from New London bound for the Panama Canal Zone.

16 Feb 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) arrived at Coco Solo.

10 Mar 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) departed from Coco Solo for a defensive patrol.

31 Mar 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) returns to Coco Solo.

14 Apr 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) departed from Coco Solo for a defensive patrol.

13 May 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) returns to Coco Solo.

1 Aug 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) departed from the Mare Island Navy Yard bound for Dutch Harbour, Alaska.

12 Aug 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 1st offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol the Japanese shipping lanes between the Kurils and the western Aleutians.

12 Sep 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) ended her 1st offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

24 Sep 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 2nd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kiska.

27 Sep 1942
USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) arrived back at Dutch Harbour with a cracked cylinder in her port engine.

30 Sep 1942
With repairs completed, USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing) Dutch Harbour again to resume her 2nd offensive war patrol.

9 Oct 1942
While on her 2nd offensive war patrol USS S-30 (Lt. F.W. Laing), suffers further engineering problems and is forced to return to Dutch Harbour. Upon arriving there she is sent to San Diego, California for an overhaul.

16 Mar 1943
With her overhaul completed, USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) departed from San Diego bound for Dutch Harbour.

21 Mar 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) arrived at Dutch Harbour.

13 Apr 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 3rd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Attu.

10 May 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) ended her 3rd offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

24 May 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 4th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

6 Jun 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) sank the Japanese sailing vessel Nagashige Maru Nr.2 (30 GRT) with gunfire south of Kamchatka in position 50°45'N, 156°56'E.

10 Jun 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Jimbu Maru (5131 GRT) off the western coast of Paramushiro, Kuriles in position 50°23'N, 155°36'E.

22 Jun 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) ended her 4th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

5 Jul 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 5th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

9 Aug 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) ended her 5th offensive war patrol at Attu.

26 Aug 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) departed from Attu for her 6th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

23 Sep 1943
USS S-30 (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Stevenson) ended her 6th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour. She was now sent to San Diego for training duties.

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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