Allied Warships

Bass (SS-164)

Submarine of the Barracuda class


USS Bass before the war

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBarracuda 
Pennant164 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down20 Oct 1921 
Launched27 Dec 1924 
Commissioned26 Sep 1925 
End service3 Mar 1945 
History

Decommissioned 9 June 1937.
Recommissioned 5 September 1940.
Decommissioned 3 March 1945.
Stricken 10 March 1945.
Sunk as a target 12 March 1945 southeast of Block Island.

 

Commands listed for USS Bass (164)

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CommanderFromTo
1Gordon Campbell, USN5 Sep 1940May 1942
2Anthony Henry Dropp, USNMay 1942Oct 1942
3Louis J. Majewski, USNROct 1942Nov 1942
4James Edward Stevens, USNNov 194226 Sep 1943
5Louis J. Majewski, USNR26 Sep 1943Dec 1943
6Cornelius Patrick Callahan, Jr., USNDec 1943Feb 1945
7Herbert S. Landsman, USNRFeb 19453 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Bass include:


17 Aug 1942
On board USS Bass (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN), while at sea, a fire broke out in the after battery room and quickly spread to the after torpedo room and starboard main motor, resulting in the death of 26 enlisted men by asphyxiation. The following day USS Antaeus (AS-21) arrived to assist the submarine and escorted her into the Gulf of Dulce, Costa Rica. Both vessels then proceeded to Balboa. After 8 weeks of emergency repairs, Bass sailed to Philadelphia Navy Yard. Full repairs took until December 1943 and even then she never returned to fully operational status, being relegated to training for the remainder of her career.

16 Oct 1942
USS Bass arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for refit and alterations.

6 Apr 1943
With her refit completed, USS Bass, arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

5 May 1943
USS Bass departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

6 May 1943
USS Bass arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

14 May 1943
USS Bass departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

15 May 1943
USS Bass arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

29 Aug 1943
USS Bass departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.

31 Aug 1943
USS Bass arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

17 Sep 1943
USS Bass departed New London, Connecticut for Provincetown, Massachusetts to conduct special tests.

25 Sep 1943
Having completed her special tests, USS Bass, departed Provincetown, Massachusetts for New London, Connecticut.

26 Sep 1943
USS Bass arrived at New London, Connecticut from Provincetown, Massachusetts.

28 Sep 1943
USS Bass departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard for repairs.

1 Oct 1943
USS Bass arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for repairs.

27 Dec 1943
USS Bass departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

28 Dec 1943
USS Bass arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut.

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U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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