Allied Warships

Sargo (SS-188)

Submarine of the Sargo class


USS Sargo late in the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassSargo 
Pennant188 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down12 May 1937 
Launched6 Jun 1938 
Commissioned7 Feb 1939 
End service22 Jun 1946 
History

Decommissioned 22 June 1946.
Stricken 19 July 1946.
Sold 19 May 1947 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Sargo (188)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Edward Eugene Yeomans, USN7 Feb 19393 Mar 1941
2Tyrell Dwight Jacobs, USN3 Mar 194113 Mar 1942
3Richard Victor Gregory, USN13 Mar 194228 Oct 1942
4Lt.Cdr. Edward Seabury Carmick, USN28 Oct 194224 Sep 1943
5T/Lt.Cdr. Philip Weaver Garnett, USN24 Sep 194326 Dec 1944
6T/Lt.Cdr. James Monroe Hingson, USN26 Dec 194422 Jul 1945
7Robert Daniel Quinn, USN22 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Sargo include:


8 Dec 1941
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. T.D. Jacobs) leaves Manila for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

25 Jan 1942
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. T.D. Jacobs) ended her 1st war patrol at Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies. Here she offloaded her own ammunition and took onboard one million rounds of .30 calibre ammunition desperately needed by Allied forces in the Philippines. After delivering this cargo to Mindanao, she returned to Soerabaja with 24 air crewmen from Clark Airfield on board.

25 Feb 1942
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. T.D. Jacobs) leaves Surabaya for Fremantle, Australia with 31 passengers on board.

5 Mar 1942
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. T.D. Jacobs) arrived at Fremantle.

8 Jun 1942
After an uneventful 3th war patrol USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. R.V. Gregory) left Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam and off Malaya.

2 Aug 1942
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. R.V. Gregory) ended her 4th war patrol when she returned to Fremantle.

25 Aug 1942
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. R.V. Gregory) departed Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Celebes and South China Sea.

25 Sep 1942
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. R.V. Gregory) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Teibo Maru (4472 GRT) off coast of French Indochina, about 180 nautical miles east of Saigon in position 10°31'N, 109°31'E. She later finished off the damaged ship with gunfire.

25 Oct 1942
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. R.V. Gregory) ended her 5th war patrol when she returned to Fremantle.

29 Nov 1942
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) leaves Brisbane, Australia for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to return to Pearl Harbor after this patrol.

21 Jan 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Islands Navy Yard for an overhaul.

27 May 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Marshall / Caroline Islands area.

13 Jun 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Konan Maru (5226 GRT) about 250 nautical miles south of Yap, Caroline Islands in position 06°08'N, 138°28'E.

9 Jul 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) ended her 7th war patrol when she returned to base at Midway.

1 Aug 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) departed from Midway for her 8th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Mariana / Caroline Islands area.

15 Sep 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

15 Oct 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Garnett) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa and in the Philippine Sea.

9 Nov 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Garnett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Taga Maru (2868 GRT) in the Philippine Sea in position 21°40'N, 131°12'E.

11 Nov 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Garnett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Kosei Maru (3551 GRT) east of the Nansei Shoto in position 27°40'N, 130°24'E.

9 Dec 1943
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Garnett) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

26 Jan 1944
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Garnett) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol north off Palau.

17 Feb 1944
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Garnett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese ammunition ship Nichiro Maru (6534 GRT) and damaged the fleet tanker Sata (14050 GRT) north-east of Palau in position 08°50'N, 135°40'E.

29 Feb 1944
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Uchide Maru (5275 GRT) about 120 nautical miles west of Palau in position 08°57'N, 132°52'E. The ship is abandoned the next day and finally sank on 2 March 1944.

12 Mar 1944
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

7 Apr 1944
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters along the southern coasts of Kyushu, Shikoku, and Honshu.

26 Apr 1944
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Wazan Maru (4851 GRT) off Ichiye Zaki, Honshu, Japan in position 33°31'N, 135°24'E.

26 May 1944
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Islands Navy Yard for an overhaul.

13 Oct 1944
With her overhaul competed USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 12th and final war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin and Ryukyu Islands.

7 Dec 1944
USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) ended her 12th and last war patrol at Majuro. she is now assigned to training duties.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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