Allied Warships

Salmon (SS-182)

Submarine of the Salmon class


USS Salmon on trials

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassSalmon 
Pennant182 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Apr 1936 
Launched12 Jun 1937 
Commissioned15 Mar 1938 
End service24 Sep 1945 
History

Decommissioned 24 September 1945.
Stricken 11 October 1945.
Sold 4 April 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Salmon (182)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Marvin Massey Stephens, USN15 Mar 1938Aug 1941
2Eugene Bradley McKinney, USNAug 19413 Feb 1943
3T/Cdr. Nicholas John Nicholas, USN3 Feb 194326 Feb 1944
4Lt.Cdr. Harley Kent Nauman, USN26 Feb 1944late 1944
5Richard B. Laning, USNlate 1944Jan 1945
6William G. Brown, USNJan 194524 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Salmon include:


27 Nov 1941
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr Eugene Bradley McKinney) left Manila for a defensive patrol of the west coast of Luzon, when the Japanese attacked this patrol became her first war patrol.

13 Feb 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) ended her first war patrol at Tjilatjap, Java, Netherlands East Indies.

20 Feb 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) left Tjilatjap for her second war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea.

23 Mar 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) ended her second war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

3 May 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) left Fremantle for her third war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

26 May 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) torpedoed and sank the Japanese repair ship Asahi (11441 tons) about 180 nautical miles south-south-east of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina in position 10°00'N, 110°00'E.

28 May 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Ganges Maru (4382 GRT) in the South China Sea about 250 nautical miles south-south-east of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina in position 09°00'N, 111°00'E.

24 Jun 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) ended her third war patrol when she returned to Fremantle.

21 Jul 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) left Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea / Sulu Sea area.

8 Sep 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

10 Oct 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) left Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the vicinity of Subic Bay, Philippines.

10 Nov 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire off Subic Bay in position 15°10'N, 119°42'E.

17 Nov 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) torpedoed and sank the Japanese repair ship Oregon Maru (5873 GRT) about 65 nautical miles north-west of Manila in position 14°16'N, 119°44'E.

7 Dec 1942
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Islands Navy Yard for an overhaul.

29 Apr 1943
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. Nicholas J. Nicholas) left Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

19 Jun 1943
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Nicholas) ended her 6th war patrol at Midway.

17 Jul 1943
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Nicholas) leaves Midway for her 7th war patrol. she was ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands.

10 Aug 1943
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Nicholas) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fishing vessel Wakanoura Maru (2408 GRT) north of Hokkaido in position 46°55'N, 143°30'E.

25 Aug 1943
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Nicholas) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

27 Sep 1943
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Nicholas) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands.

17 Nov 1943
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Nicholas) ended her 8th war patrol when she returns to Pearl Harbor.

15 Dec 1943
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Nicholas) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

25 Feb 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Nicholas) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

24 Mar 1944
During 24/25 March 1944, USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Mitchell (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Erdahl, USNR), USS Florikan (Cdr. G.A. Sharp, USN), USS Allen (Lt.Cdr. H.H. Nielsen, USN), USS Salmon (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN) and USS Bang (Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN). These exercises included night exercises.

25 Mar 1944
USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Wyman (Lt. E.P. Parker, USNR), USS Florikan (Cdr. G.A. Sharp, USN) and USS Salmon (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

1 Apr 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. Harley K. Nauman) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was assigned a special photo reconnaissance mission which would assist in preparing plans for gaining control of the Caroline Islands.

21 May 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. H.K. Nauman) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

24 Sep 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. H.K. Nauman) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 11th and final war patrol together with USS Trigger and USS Sterlet. They were to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

30 Oct 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. Harley K. Nauman) hits with two out of four torpedoes the Japanese tanker Takane Maru (10021 GRT) previously damaged by USS Trigger off Toisaki, Kyushu, Japan in position 30°13'N, 132°49'E. Salmon is heavily depth charged by 4 frigates including Kaibokan 22 and Kaibokan 33. She dived to 500 ft (beyond her test depth) but is finally forced to surface. Kaibokan No.22 charges in to ram but Salmon heads straight for her attacker, passing her at only 50 yards and heavily damaging her with 4" deck gun and 20mm cannon fire. Kaibokan No.22 was left dead in the water. USS Salmon also drives off Kaibokan No.33 with gunfire.

The Takane Maru was eventually finished off by USS Sterlet (each sub receives a third credit).

This was one of the few confirmed cases of a WWII sub seriously damaging a Japanese frigate with gunfire.

USS Salmon eventually managed to limp back to base at Saipan escorted by USS Trigger, USS Sterlet and USS Silversides.

3 Nov 1944
USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. H.K. Nauman) ended her 12th and final war patrol at Saipan. Salmon was now assigned to training duties.

6 Feb 1945
USS Salmon arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

8 Feb 1945
USS Salmon departed the Panama Canal Zone for the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

17 Feb 1945
USS Salmon arrived at Portsmouth Navy Yard for overhaul.

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