Allied Warships

Muskallunge (SS-262)

Submarine of the Gato class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant262 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down7 Apr 1942 
Launched13 Dec 1942 
Commissioned15 Mar 1943 
End service18 Jan 1957 
History

Decommissioned 29 January 1947.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 31 August 1956.
Decommissioned and transferred to Brazil 18 January 1957 being renamed Humanita (S-14).
Returned to the U.S.N. in March 1968 and stricken.
Sunk as a target.

 

Commands listed for USS Muskallunge (262)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Willard Arthur Saunders, USN15 Mar 19434 Nov 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Michael Peter Russillo, USN4 Nov 19437 Oct 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Leonce Arnold Lajaunie, Jr., USN7 Oct 194420 May 1945
4Cdr. William Henry Lawrence, USN21 May 1945

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Notable events involving Muskallunge include:


20 Apr 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders, USN) departed New London, Connecticut and arrived at Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo firing tests.

29 May 1943
Having completed torpedo firing tests, USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

11 Jul 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

23 Jul 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

7 Aug 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. Willard Arthur Saunders) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

7 Sep 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. Willard Arthur Saunders) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Palau area.

25 Oct 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. Willard Arthur Saunders) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

27 Nov 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. Michael P. Russillo) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

21 Jan 1944
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Russillo) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard to solve the problems with her engines and general overhaul.

30 Apr 1944
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Russillo) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

4 Jul 1944
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Russillo) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

1 Aug 1944
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Russillo) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

21 Aug 1944
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Russillo) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Durban Maru (7163 GRT) off Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina in position 11°45'N, 109°46'E.

8 Sep 1944
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Russillo) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

19 Oct 1944
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. Leonce A. Lajaunie, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

14 Dec 1944
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. L.A. Lajaunie, Jr.) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

16 Dec 1944
USS Muskallunge departed from Pearl Harbor bound for the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

9 Apr 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Muskallunge returns to Pearl Harbor.

22 Apr 1945
USS Capitaine (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Friedrick, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS PGM-21 (Lt. L. Gardiner, USNR), USS Muskalunge (Lt.Cdr. L.A. Lajaunie, Jr., USN) and USS Segundo (Cdr. James D. Fulp, Jr., USN).

23 Apr 1945
USS Capitaine (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Friedrick, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS PGM-21 (Lt. L. Gardiner, USNR), USS Muskalunge (Lt.Cdr. L.A. Lajaunie, Jr., USN) and USS Segundo (Cdr. James D. Fulp, Jr., USN).

26 Apr 1945
USS Muskallunge (Cmdr William Henry Lawrence) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off Formosa.

15 Jun 1945
USS Muskallunge (Cdr. W.H. Lawrence) ended her 6th war patrol at Midway.

24 Jul 1945
USS Blackfin (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Kitch, USN) conducted exercises off Midway together with USS Loeser (Lt.Cdr. J. Proctor, USNR), USS Sicard (Lt. A.G. Fenley, USNR), USS PC-778 (Lt. F.J. Whittlessey, USNR), USS ATR-26 (Lt. R. MacLetchie, USNR), USS ATR-63 (Lt. R.W. Coffey, USN), USS Muskalunge (Cdr. W.H. Lawrence, USN) and USS Tilefish (Cdr. W.F. Schlech, Jr., USN).

30 Jul 1945
USS Muskallunge (Cmdr William Henry Lawrence) departed from Midway for her 7th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off the Kurile Islands.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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