Allied Warships

Runner (ii) (SS-476)

Submarine of the Tench class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTench 
Pennant476 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down10 Jul 1944 
Launched17 Oct 1944 
Commissioned6 Feb 1945 
End service15 Dec 1971 
History

Decommissioned 25 January 1969.
Served as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel, at Great Lakes Naval Training Station from 1969 until 15 December 1971.
Stricken 15 December 1971.
Sold in 1973 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Runner (ii) (476)

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1Cdr. Raymond Henry Bass, USN17 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving Runner (ii) include:


18 Mar 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire for torpedo trials.

21 Mar 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass, USN) arrived New London, Connecticut.

5 Apr 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

10 Apr 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass, USN) arrived at Key West.

20 Apr 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

24 Apr 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

5 May 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

21 May 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

25 Jun 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass) departed from for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol east of Honshu, Japan.

10 Jul 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minesweeper W-27 (648 tons, built 1943, offsite link) off Tadosaki, northern Honshu, Japan in position 39°20'N, 142°07'E.

24 Jul 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.

4 Aug 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass) departed from Guam for her 2nd war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol of the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

31 Aug 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass) enters Tokyo Bay.

3 Sep 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass) departed from Tokyo Bay bound for Pearl Harbor.

12 Sep 1945
USS Runner (ii) (Cdr. R.H. Bass) ended her 2nd 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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