Allied Warships

Jack (SS-259)

Submarine of the Gato class


USS Jack during or shortly after the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant259 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down2 Feb 1942 
Launched16 Oct 1942 
Commissioned6 Jan 1943 
End service21 Apr 1958 
History

Decommissioned 8 June 1946.
Recommissioned 20 December 1957.
Decommissioned and transferred to Greece 21 April 1958 being renamed HHMS Amfitriti (S-09).
Returned to the U.S.N. in September 1967 and stricken.
Sunk as a target 5 September 1967 in the Mediterranean.

 

Commands listed for USS Jack (259)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Thomas Michael Dykers, USN6 Jan 194325 May 1944
2T/Cdr. Arthur Elmer Krapf, USN25 May 19449 Oct 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Albert Schorr Fuhrman, USN9 Oct 194429 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Jack include:


25 Apr 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

2 May 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

7 May 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

5 Jun 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

26 Jun 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transports Shozan Maru (5859 GRT) and Toyo Maru (4163 GRT) off Hachijo Jima, southern Honshu, Japan, in position 33°22'N, 138°56'E.

Jack is damaged during a Japanese air attack but continues her patrol.

4 Jul 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Nikkyu Maru (6529 GRT) off the southeast coast of Honshu, Japan in position 34°33'N, 138°37'E.

19 Jul 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

5 Sep 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol.

10 Oct 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard to solve the problems with her engines and general overhaul.

16 Jan 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

19 Feb 1944
While operating in the South China Sea about 300 nautical miles west of Luzon, Philippines USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tankers Kokuei Maru (5154 GRT) and Nanei Maru (5019 GRT) in position 14°34'N, 114°11'E, Nichirin Maru (5162 GRT) in position 15°40'N, 115°48'E, and Ichiyo Maru (5106 GRT) in position 15°46'N, 115°57'E.

13 Mar 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

6 Apr 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

26 Apr 1944
While operation off the west coast of Luzon, Philippines USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Yoshida Maru No.1 (5425 GRT) in position 18°06'N, 119°40'E, and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Wales Maru (6586 GRT) in position 18°14'N, 119°53'E.

28 Apr 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) sank a Japanese trawler with gunfire east of Luzon, Philippines in position 17°34'N, 124°06'E.

10 May 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

4 Jun 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

25 Jun 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker San Pedro Maru (7268 GRT) off the northwest coast of Luzon, Philippines in position 16°17'N, 119°40'E.

30 Jun 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ships Tsurushima Maru (4645 GRT) and Matsukawa Maru (3832 GRT) about 70 nautical miles west of Manila, Philippines in position 14°15'N, 119°40'E.

14 Jul 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

6 Aug 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Celebes Sea.

29 Aug 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minesweeper W-28 (650 tons, offsite link) and the Japanese army cargo ship Mexico Maru (5785 GRT) northwest of Menado, Celebes in position 02°15'N, 122°50'E.

24 Sep 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

27 Oct 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

14 Nov 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hinaga Maru (5596 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Yuzan Maru No.2 (6859 GRT) in the South China Sea off the coast of French Indo-China in position 11°02'N, 109°02'E.

15 Nov 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Yuzan Maru No.2 (6859 GRT) in the South China Sea off the coast of French Indo-China in position 11°15'N, 108°57'E.

24 Dec 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to San Francisco for a major overhaul.

1 Apr 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman) returns to Pearl Harbor.

15 Apr 1945
USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Seagull (Lt. W.S. Hall, USN), USS PGM-21 (Lt. L. Gardiner, USNR), USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman, USN) and USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella, USN).

26 Apr 1945
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

18 Jun 1945
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman) ended her 8th war patrol at Guam.

12 Jul 1945
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman) ended departed from Guam for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol between Luzon and Okinawa.

29 Aug 1945
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Fuhrman) ended her 9th war patrol at Midway.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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