Allied Warships

Medregal (SS-480)

Submarine of the Tench class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTench 
Pennant480 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down21 Aug 1944 
Launched15 Dec 1944 
Commissioned14 Apr 1945 
End service1 Aug 1970 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 1 August 1970.
Sold 13 June 1972 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Medregal (480)

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1T/Cdr. William Harry Wright, USN14 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Medregal include:


20 May 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

23 May 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN), departed Newport, Rhode Island for the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

4 Jun 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

16 Jun 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

25 Jun 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut.

27 Jun 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for the Portsmouth Navy Yard. She was to return due to serious defects.

4 Jul 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) arrived at the Portsmouth Navy Yard from the Panama Canal Zone.

21 Jul 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

29 Jul 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut.

13 Aug 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

24 Aug 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) returned to the Panama Canal Zone. With the war now over she was ordered to return to the Atlantic.

31 Aug 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Key West, Florida.

4 Sep 1945
USS Medregal (Cdr. W.H. Wright, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Feb 1969
USS Medregal sank the submarine USS Redfish (AGSS 395) off the coast of San Diego, California for target practice. (1)

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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