Submarine of the Balao class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Cramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||24 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||26 Apr 1942|
|Launched||18 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||6 Mar 1944|
|End service||14 Apr 1946|
Decommissioned 14 April 1946.
Commands listed for USS Dragonet (293)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||T/Cdr. Jack Hayden Lewis, USN||6 Apr 1944||25 Jun 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Gerald Guy Hinman, USN||25 Jun 1945||27 Aug 1945|
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Notable events involving Dragonet include:
9 Oct 1944
USS Dragonet (Cmdr Jack Hayden Lewis) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.
1 Nov 1944
USS Dragonet (Cmdr Jack Hayden Lewis) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off the Kurile Islands.
15 Dec 1944
USS Dragonet (Cmdr Jack Hayden Lewis) is damaged when she runs aground off Matsuwa Island, Kuriles; and is forced to terminate her patrol.
20 Dec 1944
USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard to make repairs.
2 Apr 1945
With her repairs completed USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) arrived at Pearl Harbor.
19 Apr 1945
USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol.
1 May 1945
USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) arrived at Guam to take on additional fuel. She departed from again on 3 May to patrol south of Japan.
10 Jun 1945
USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) ended her 2nd war patrol at Guam.
8 Jul 1945
USS Dragonet (Lt.Cdr. Gerald Guy Hinman) departed from Guam for her 3rd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Bungo Straits area.
17 Aug 1945
USS Dragonet (Lt.Cdr G.G. Hinman) ended her 3rd war patrol at Saipan.
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