Allied Warships

Moray (SS-300)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Moray before completion.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant300 
Built byCramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Dec 1941 
Laid down21 Apr 1943 
Launched14 May 1944 
Commissioned26 Jan 1945 
End service12 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 12 April 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Stricken 1 April 1967.
Sunk as a torpedo target 18 June 1970, off San Clemente, California.

 

Commands listed for USS Moray (300)

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1T/Cdr. Frank Lloyd Barrows, USN26 Jan 194513 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Moray include:


31 Jan 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN) departed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for New London, Connecticut.

1 Feb 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

6 Mar 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from New London, Connecticut for torpedo trials.

10 Mar 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut.

1 Apr 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island where she was to conduct torpedo trials.

4 Apr 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut.

14 Apr 1945
With her trials and initial training completed USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN) departed from New London bound for Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.

25 Apr 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN) arrived at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.

30 Apr 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR), USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR), USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN) and USS Runner (Cdr. R.H. Bass).

5 May 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN) departed from the Canal Zone bound for Pearl Harbor.

21 May 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

7 Jun 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Saipan.

20 Jun 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows) arrived at Saipan.

27 Jun 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows) departed from Saipan for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu, Japan.

10 Jul 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant whaler Fumi Maru No.6 (361 GRT) east of Kinkazan in position 38°11'N, 142°15'E.

6 Aug 1945
USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows) ended her 1st 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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