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||15 Dec 1942|
|Launched||15 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||12 Feb 1945|
|End service||24 Mar 1945|
USS Lancetfish (Cdr. Ellis Burton Orr) flooded through an torpedo tube and sank on 15 March 1945 while moored alongside a pier. She was raised 8 days later and decommissioned on 24 March 1945. Assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in uncompleted condition, she was transferred to the 1st Naval District 27 February 1947 and was assigned to the New London Group 9 December 1952. Her name was struck from the Naval Register 9 June 1958. Lancetfish was sold for scrapping on 20 August 1959.
Commands listed for USS Lancetfish (296)
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|1||Cdr. Ellis Burton Orr, USN||12 Feb 1945||24 Mar 1945|
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