Allied Warships

Pargo (SS-264)

Submarine of the Gato class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant264 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down21 May 1942 
Launched24 Jan 1943 
Commissioned26 Apr 1943 
End service1 Dec 1960 
History

Decommissioned 12 June 1946.
Served as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel in the 13th Naval District till 1 December 1960.
Stricken 1 December 1960.
Sold 17 January 1961 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Pargo (264)

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1Lt.Cdr. Ian Crawford Eddy, USN26 Apr 19439 Aug 1944
2Lt.Cdr. David Bonar Bell, USN9 Aug 19449 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Pargo include:


26 Jun 1943
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

8 Jul 1943
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

23 Jul 1943
USS Pargo arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

18 Aug 1943
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. Ian Crawford Eddy) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol in the East China Sea.

4 Sep 1943
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Ryuei Maru (5144 GRT) in the East China Sea in position 30°06'N, 128°02'E.

6 Oct 1943
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

30 Oct 1943
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the north-west of the Mariana Islands.

29 Nov 1943
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Manju Maru (5874 GRT) north-west of the Marianas in position 18°36'N, 140°04'E.

1 Dec 1943
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Shoko Maru (1933 GRT) north of Ulithi in position 14°24'N, 140°40'E.

8 Dec 1943
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard to solve the problems with her engines and general overhaul.

5 Mar 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) departed from the Mare Island Navy Yard bound for Pearl Harbor.

25 Mar 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippine and Celebes Seas.

4 May 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Eiryu Maru (758 GRT) east of Mindanao, Philippines in position 07°14'N, 129°12'E.

24 May 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

13 Jun 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Celebes and Sulu Seas.

28 Jun 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Yamagiku Maru (5236 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 10 (740 tons, offsite link) in the Sulu Sea about 35 nautical miles east of Zamboanga in position 06°50'N, 121°30'E.

8 Aug 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

3 Sep 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. David Bonar Bell) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

10 Sep 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Hinoki Maru (599 GRT) in the Java Sea in position 06°17'S, 116°24'E.

26 Sep 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Aotaka (1608 tons, offsite link) off the North-East coast of Borneo in position 07°00'N, 116°00'E.

7 Oct 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

28 Oct 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

26 Nov 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Yuho Maru (5226 GRT) off Miri, Sarawak in position 04°55'N, 114°06'E.

Pargo is damaged by depth charges the Japanese escorts but remains on patrol.

21 Dec 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

15 Jan 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea off the Indo-China coast.

31 Jan 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese frigate Manju (870 tons, offsite link) in the South China Sea of the French Indo-China coast in position 11°51'N, 109°12'E.

4 Feb 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) bombards Woody Island east of Tourane, French Indochina, destroying a Japanese weather station and radio equipment, an administration building, a jetty, and several fishing boats.

20 Feb 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Nokaze (1215 tons, offsite link) off Cape Varella, French Indo-China in position 12°48'N, 109°38'E.

9 Mar 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

25 Mar 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard to begin her overhaul.

17 Jun 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Pargo (Cdr. D.B. Bell) departed from the Mare Island Navy Yard bound for Pearl Harbor.

14 Jul 1945
USS Pargo (Cdr. D.B. Bell) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

8 Aug 1945
USS Pargo (Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Rashin Maru (5455 GRT) off north-eastern Korea in position 41°15'N, 131°19'E.

9 Sep 1945
USS Pargo (Cdr. D.B. Bell) ended her 8th war patrol at Guam.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman


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