Allied Warships

Devilfish (SS-292)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Devilfish during the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant292 
Built byCramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Dec 1941 
Laid down31 Mar 1942 
Launched30 May 1943 
Commissioned1 Sep 1944 
End service30 Sep 1946 
History

Decommissioned 30 September 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Stricken 1 March 1967.
Sunk as a target by USS Wahoo (SS-565) of San Francisco, California 14 August 1968.

 

Commands listed for USS Devilfish (292)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Edward Clark Stephan, USN1 Sep 19443 Mar 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Stephen Stafford Mann, Jr., USN3 Mar 194522 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Devilfish include:


11 Oct 1944
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

17 Oct 1944
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

2 Nov 1944
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Nov 1944
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Key West, Florida.

15 Nov 1944
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbor.

2 Dec 1944
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor from the Panama Canal Zone.

31 Dec 1944
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kii Suido and Bungo Suido.

12 Jan 1945
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan) arrived at Saipan to take on board additional fuel and provisions. She departed from on the 15th.

13 Feb 1945
USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.

15 Mar 1945
USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. Stephen Stafford Mann, Jr.) departed from Guam for her 2nd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

16 Mar 1945
USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. Stephen S. Mann, Jr.) refuels at Saipan.

20 Mar 1945
USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Mann, Jr.) is damaged by a Japanese Kamikaze aircraft off the Volcano Islands in position 25°36'N, 137°30'E and is forced to terminate her patrol.

4 Apr 1945
USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Mann, Jr.) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

20 May 1945
After repairs USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Mann, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bungo Suido area and off northern Honshu.

7 Jul 1945
USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Mann, Jr.) ended her 3rd war patrol at Guam.

2 Aug 1945
USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Mann, Jr.) departed from Guam for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

10 Aug 1945
USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Mann, Jr.) bombards Tori Shima.

22 Aug 1945
USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Mann, Jr.) ended her 4th war patrol at Midway.

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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