Allied Warships

Manta (SS-299)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Manta after the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant299 
Built byCramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Dec 1941 
Laid down15 Jan 1943 
Launched7 Nov 1943 
Commissioned18 Dec 1944 
End service6 Dec 1965 
History

Decommissioned 10 June 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 2 August 1949.
Decommissioned 6 December 1965.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Assigned to Naval Reserve training in 1960 in the 3rd Naval District.
Stricken 30 June 1967.
Sunk as an aircraft target off Norfolk, Virginia 16 July 1969.

 

Commands listed for USS Manta (299)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Edward Peter Madley, USN18 Dec 194417 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Manta include:


11 Feb 1945
USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire for torpedo trials.

17 Feb 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut.

11 Mar 1945
USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard .

12 Mar 1945
USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley, USN) arrived at the Portsmouth Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut.

22 Mar 1945
USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley, USN) departed the Portsmouth Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.

27 Mar 1945
USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley, USN) departed from New London bound for the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Apr 1945
USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

15 Apr 1945
USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

28 May 1945
USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands.

16 Jul 1945
USS Manta (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Madley) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

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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