Allied Warships

Sea Fox (SS-402)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Sea Fox as modified after the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant402 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down2 Nov 1943 
Launched28 Mar 1944 
Commissioned13 Jun 1944 
End service14 Dec 1970 
History

Decommissioned 15 October 1952.
Recommissioned 5 June 1953.
Decommissioned, stricken and transferred to Turkey 14 December 1970 being Burak Reis (S-335).
Stricken by thee Turkish Navy in 1996.

 

Commands listed for USS Sea Fox (402)

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1Lt.Cdr. Roy Craig Klinker, USN13 Jun 194429 Jul 1945

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11 Sep 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. Roy C. Klinker) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

4 Oct 1944
USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. Roy C. Klinker) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol of the Bonin Islands. Later reassigned to patrol in the East China Sea.

8 Nov 1944
USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Klinker) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Keijo Maru (1051 BRT) in the East China Sea in position 29°05'N, 127°40'E.

24 Nov 1944
USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Klinker) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

20 Dec 1944
USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Klinker) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Ryukyu Islands.

5 Feb 1945
USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Klinker) ended her 2nd war patrol at Guam.

8 Mar 1945
USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Klinker) departed from Guam for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea south of Formosa.

6 May 1945
USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Klinker) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

4 Jun 1945
USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Klinker) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

29 Jul 1945
USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Klinker) ended her 4th war patrol at Midway.

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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