Perch (i) (SS-176)
Submarine of the Perch class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Electric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||25 Feb 1935|
|Launched||9 May 1936|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1936|
|Lost||3 Mar 1942|
|Loss position||6° 30'S, 113° 50'E|
The American submarine Perch (i) (SS-176) lost on 3 Mar 1942 in position 6° 30'S, 113° 50'E.
USS Perch (Lt.Cdr. David Albert Hurt) was sunk during her 2nd war patrol east of Soerabaya.
On 1 March she was depth-charged and damaged by Japanese destroyers Amatsukaze and Hatsukaze (both offsite links), about 75 nautical miles west of Bawean Island, in the Java Sea, in position 06º30'S, 113º50'E.
On 2 March she was depth-charged and damaged by Japanese destroyer Ushio (offsite link), in the Java Sea.
On 3 march she was scuttled by her own crew after being further damaged by the Japanese destroyers Ushio and Sazanami (both offsite links) The entire crew (5 officers and 54 men) were rescued by the Japanese destroyers.
The wreck of Perth was discovered in November 2006 by a team of divers, see this website (offsite link) for more information.
Commands listed for USS Perch (i) (176)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. George Clifford Crawford, USN||19 Nov 1936||June 1939|
|2||David Albert Hurt, USN||Jun 1939||3 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Perch (i) include:
10 Dec 1941
USS Perch (Lt.Cdr. David Albert Hurt) left Manila for her first war patrol.
27 Dec 1941
USS Perch (Lt.Cdr. David Albert Hurt) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese supply ship Noshima (7190 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 22°14'N, 115°13'E. Perch was damaged by depth charges during this attack and she went to Darwin, Australia to repair the damage.