Allied Warships

Cero (SS-225)

Submarine of the Gato class


USS Cero during the war

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant225 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down24 Aug 1942 
Launched4 Apr 1943 
Commissioned4 Jul 1943 
End service23 Dec 1953 
History

Decommissioned 8 June 1946.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recomissioned 4 February 1952.
Decommissioned 23 December 1953.
Once again laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Stricken and sold to be broken up for scrap 30 June 1967.

 

Commands listed for USS Cero (225)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. David Charles White, USN4 Jul 194327 Nov 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Edward Farwell Dissette, USN27 Nov 19436 Feb 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Raymond Berthrong, USN6 Feb 194530 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Cero include:


17 Aug 1943
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. D.C. White, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

26 Sep 1943
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. D.C. White) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China / Yellow Sea.

16 Nov 1943
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. D.C. White) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

13 Dec 1943
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. Edward Farwell Dissette) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

12 Jan 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) ended her 2nd war patrol Milne Bay, New Guinea.

4 Feb 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) departed from Milne Bay for her 3rd war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Caroline islands area.

17 Feb 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Jozan Maru (1086 GRT) between Truk and New Ireland in position 00°53'N, 146°26'E.

21 Feb 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Hasshu Maru (2655 GRT) north of New Guinea in position 00°10'S, 139°45'E.

2 Mar 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

3 Apr 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Palau Islands.

23 May 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Taijun Maru (2825 GRT) and together with USS Ray torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army tanker Kenwa Maru (6384 GRT) north-east of Morotai in position 02°42'N, 128°08'E.

2 Jun 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) ended her 4th war patrol at Manus.

26 Jun 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) departed from Manus for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

5 Aug 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) torpedoed and sank fleet oiler Tsurumi (10450 GRT) off Davao Gulf, Philippines in position 05°53'N, 125°41'E.

20 Aug 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

19 Sep 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) departed from Darwin, Australia for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Mindanao, Philippines.

27 Oct 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) drives the Japanese guard boat Kyoei Maru No.3 (38 GRT) ashore on Luzon in position 17°00'N, 119°00'E.

3 Nov 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) lands men and supplies on east coast of Luzon.

24 Nov 1944
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy yard for an major overhaul.

25 Mar 1945
USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong, USN).

26 Mar 1945
USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong, USN).

27 Mar 1945
USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR), USS PC-599 and USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong, USN).

31 Mar 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. Raymond Berthrong) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters off Honshu and Hokkaido.

19 Apr 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) sank the Japanese guard boat Isuzu Maru no.3 (74 GRT) with gunfire south of Honshu, Japan in position 30°42'N, 136°42'E.

22 Apr 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) sank the Japanese guard boat Aji Maru (107 GRT) west of Tori Jima in position 31°38'N, 139°00'E, and damaged guard boat Takamiya Maru No.9 in position 30°04'N, 136°43'E.

29 Apr 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taishu Maru (6925 GRT) off Kamaishi, Japan in position 39°15'N, 141°58'E.

4 May 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shinpen Maru (884 GRT) off Yamada Bay in position 39°28'N, 142°04'E.

13 May 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shinnan Maru (1025 GRT) off Todozaki, Honshu, Japan in position 39°06'N, 141°57'E.

20 May 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant whaler Seki Maru No.5 (377 GRT) east-south-east of Kinkazan, Japan in position 38°06'N, 142°24'E.

27 May 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam.

27 Jun 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) departed from Guam for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to perform lifeguard and picket duty off Honshu, Japan.

15 Jul 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) rescued three survivors of a downed bomber and bombarded the Japanese lighthouse and radio station at Shiriya Saki, Honshu.

18 Jul 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. Raymond Berthrong) is damaged by a bomb from a Japanese aircraft off the Kurile Islands in position 45°14'N, 148°41'E. Due to the damage the patrol is aborted.

30 Jul 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

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