Allied Warships

Pogy (SS-266)

Submarine of the Gato class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant266 
Built byManitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down15 Sep 1941 
Launched23 Jun 1942 
Commissioned10 Jan 1943 
End service20 Jul 1946 
History

Temporarily decommissioned on 1 February for a Mississippi cruise on a river barge to New Orleans, Louisiana, and was recommissioned upon her arrival on 12 February.
Decommissioned 20 July 1946.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Stricken 1 September 1958.
Sold 1 May 1959 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Pogy (266)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. George Herrick Wales, USN10 Jan 19438 Nov 1943
2T/Lt.Cdr. Ralph Marion Metcalf, USN8 Nov 194320 Jun 1944
3Peter Gabriel Molteni, Jr., USN20 Jun 194422 Feb 1945
4Lt.Cdr. John Michael Bowers, USN22 Feb 194521 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Pogy include:


17 Feb 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales, USN) departed New Orleans, Louisiana for the Panama Canal Zone.

21 Feb 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from New Orleans, Louisiana for a training period.

5 Apr 1943
With her trials and initial training completed USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

15 Apr 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the eastern coast of Honshu, Japan.

1 May 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Keishin Maru (1434 GRT) off Iwaki, Japan in position 37°04'N, 141°06'E.

2 May 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire east of Honshu, Japan in position 37°11'N, 143°40'E.

9 May 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Uyo Maru (6376 GRT) off Iwaki, Japan in position 37°05'N, 141°06'E.

11 May 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire east of Honshu, Japan in position 37°52'N, 143°12'E.

26 May 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Tainan Maru (1989 GRT) off Shioyazaki, Honshu, Japan in position 37°03'N, 141°09'E.

5 Jun 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

26 Jun 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

31 Jul 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and sank the Japanese aircraft transport Mogamigawa Maru (7469 GRT) north-west of Truk in position 11°08'N, 153°18'E.

16 Aug 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

9 Sep 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Palau's.

30 Sep 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army transport Maebashi Maru (7005 GRT) about 300 nautical miles east of Palau in position 06°01'N, 139°08'E.

26 Oct 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

25 Nov 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol off the Palau's.

7 Dec 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese collier Soyo Maru (6081 GRT) north of Truk in position 14°03'N, 152°20'E.

13 Dec 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Fukkai Maru (3829 GRT) off the Palau Islands in position 07°06'N, 134°30'E. Pogy is damaged by depth charges and forced to terminate her patrol.

22 Dec 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) ended her 4th war patrol at Midway.

5 Feb 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) departed from Midway for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa.

10 Feb 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Minekaze (1350 tons, offsite link) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Malta Maru (5499 GRT) about 85 nautical miles north-north-east of Formosa in position 23°12'N, 121°30'E.

20 Feb 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese cable layer Nanyo Maru (3614 GRT) about 100 nautical miles east of Formosa in position 24°12'N, 123°20'E, and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taijin Maru (5154 GRT) north-east of Formosa in position 24°14'N, 123°17'E.

23 Feb 1944
While attacking a Japanese convoy some 60 miles west of Okinawa USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Horei Maru (5588 GRT) in position 26°20'N, 126°11'E and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Teikon Maru (5113 GRT) in position 26°22'N, 126°16'E.

24 Feb 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) bombards a phosphate plant on Rasa Island.

8 Mar 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) ended her very successful 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

7 Apr 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south-east of Japan.

28 Apr 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine I-183 (1630 tons, offsite link) about 30 nautical miles south of Cape Ashizuri, Japan in position 32°07'N, 133°03'E.

5 May 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Shirane Maru (2825 GRT) off Shionomisaki, Honshu, Japan in position 33°27'N, 135°32'E.

13 May 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Awe Maru (4532 GRT) off Suruga Bay, Honshu, Japan in position 34°31'N, 138°33'E.

16 May 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire south of Honshu, Japan in position 33°56'N, 139°50'E.

20 May 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire south of Honshu, Japan in position 31°21'N, 140°03'E.

29 May 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

1 Jun 1944
USS Pogy departed from Pearl Harbor bound for the Hunters Point Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

8 Jun 1944
USS Pogy arrived at the Hunters Point Navy Yard.

17 Sep 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Pogy departed from the US west coast bound for Pearl Harbor.

13 Oct 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Molteni, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

2 Dec 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Molteni, Jr.) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

27 Dec 1944
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Molteni, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

11 Feb 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Molteni, Jr.) ended her 8th war patrol at Midway.

12 Mar 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) departed from Midway for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Honshu, Japan.

19 Apr 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) is mistakenly attacked an American aircraft as Pogy approaches a Japanese convoy south-east of Honshu, Japan in position 32°59'N, 139°58'E.

15 May 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

2 Jul 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

27 Jul 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Chikuzen Maru (2448 GRT) south-west of Kyogasaki about 90 nautical miles north of Tottori, Honshu, Japan in position 37°00'N, 134°02'E.

5 Aug 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Kotohirasan Maru (2220 GRT) in the Japan Sea about 30 nautical miles west of Akita, Honshu, Japan in position 39°52'N, 138°52'E.

21 Aug 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) ended her 10th war patrol at Midway.

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