Allied Warships

Hoe (SS-258)

Submarine of the Gato class


USS Hoe during the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant258 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down2 Jan 1942 
Launched17 Sep 1942 
Commissioned16 Dec 1942 
End service15 Apr 1960 
History

Decommissioned 7 August 1946.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Served as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel in the 3rd Naval District from September 1956 till 15 April 1960.
Stricken 1 May 1960.
Sold 23 August 1960 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Hoe (258)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Victor B. McCrea, USN16 Dec 194231 Oct 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Miles Permenter Refo III, USN31 Oct 19441 May 1945

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Notable events involving Hoe include:


26 Feb 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN) departed New London, Connecticut and arrived at Newport, Rhode Island for special torpedo firing tests.

10 Mar 1943
Having completed her special torpedo firing tests, USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN), returned to New London from Newport, Rhode Island.

14 Mar 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard for repairs.

11 Apr 1943
Having completed her repairs, USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

20 Apr 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

1 May 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

27 May 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

11 Jul 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

21 Aug 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk.

18 Oct 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

26 Jan 1944
After extensive repairs to her main engines USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of the Philippines between Mindanao and Halmahera.

25 Feb 1944
While operating south of Davao Gulf, Philippines USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Nissho Maru (10526 GRT) in position 05°50'N, 126°00'E and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Kyokuto Maru (10051 GRT, offsite link) in position 05°38'N, 126°00'E.

5 Mar 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

4 Apr 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Fremantle for her 4h war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

8 May 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese frigate Sado (870 tons, offsite link) and the Japanese army tanker Akane Maru (10241 GRT) in the South China Sea west of Luzon Strait in position 19°22'N, 120°13'E.

2 Jun 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

29 Jun 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

23 Aug 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

15 Sep 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol southwest of Lingayen Gulf.

8 Oct 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Kohoku Maru (2578 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 8 (940 tons, offsite link) in the South China Sea east of Hainan in position 18°32'N, 116°13'E.

22 Oct 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

23 Nov 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Refo III) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea.

3 Jan 1945
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Refo III) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.

8 Feb 1945
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Refo III) departed from Fremantle for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

23 Feb 1945
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Refo III) collides with her sister ship USS Flounder 66 feet beneath the surface. Fortunately neither submarine was seriously damaged.

25 Feb 1945
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Refo III) torpedoed and sank the Japanese frigate Shonan (940 tons, offsite link) south of Hainan Island in position 17°05'N, 110°05'E.

6 Mar 1945
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Refo III) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. He is now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

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