Submarine of the Dolphin class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Portsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||14 Jun 1930|
|Launched||6 Mar 1932|
|Commissioned||1 Jun 1932|
|End service||12 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned 12 October 1945.
Commands listed for USS Dolphin (169)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Murray Jones Tichenor, USN||21 May 1938||1941|
|2||Gordon Benbow Rainer, USN||1941||18 Feb 1942|
|3||Lt. Royal Lawrence Rutter, USN||18 Feb 1942||mid 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Dudley Walker Morton, USN||mid 1942||mid 1942|
|5||T/Lt.Cdr. Royal Lawrence Rutter, USN||mid 1942||early 1943|
|6||T/Cdr. George Garvie Molumphy, USN||early 1943||Aug 1943|
|7||William S. Finn, USN||Aug 1943||Sep 1943|
|8||Lt.Cdr. Edward Robert Hannon, USN||Sep 1943||Mar 1945|
|9||Sigmund A. Bobcyzinski, USN||10 Mar 1945||Sep 1945|
|10||Gordon K. Nicodemus, USNR||Sep 1945||12 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Dolphin include:
7 Dec 1941
USS Dolphin (Lt.Cdr. Gordon B. Rainer) was at the Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. She took the attacking enemy planes under fire, then commenced a patrol looking for their fleet in the local area.
24 Dec 1941
USS Dolphin (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Rainer) left Pearl Harbor for her first war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Marshall Islands area.
3 Feb 1942
USS Dolphin (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Rainer) ended her first war patrol when she returned to Pearl Harbor.
14 May 1942
USS Dolphin (Lt.Cdr. Royal Lawrence Rutter) left Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol west of Midway. She was at Midway from 8 to 11 June for some repairs but then continued her patrol.
26 Jun 1942
USS Dolphin (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Rutter) attacked a Japanese oiler with torpedoes south of Japan in position 31°00'N, 133°53'E. Dolphin claims two hits but Japanese records don't show any evidence on this.
24 Jul 1942
USS Dolphin (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Rutter) ended her 2nd war patrol when she returned to Pearl Harbor.
12 Oct 1942
USS Dolphin (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Rutter) left base for her 3th war patrol. She was to patrol of the Kuril Islands.
5 Dec 1942
USS Dolphin (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Rutter) ended her 3th and last war patrol. With new construction submarines available for offensive war patrols, the older Dolphin was assigned to training duties.
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