Allied Warships

Dragonet (SS-293)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Dragonet as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant293 
Built byCramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Dec 1941 
Laid down26 Apr 1942 
Launched18 Apr 1943 
Commissioned6 Mar 1944 
End service14 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 14 April 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Stricken 1 June 1961.
Sunk by explosive tests in Chesapeake Bay.

 

Commands listed for USS Dragonet (293)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Jack Hayden Lewis, USN6 Apr 194425 Jun 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Gerald Guy Hinman, USN25 Jun 194527 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.

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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