Allied Warships

Perch (ii) (SS-313)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Perch postwar.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant313 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Apr 1942 
Laid down5 Jan 1943 
Launched12 Sep 1943 
Commissioned7 Jan 1944 
End service1 Dec 1971 
History

Decommissioned 15 January 1947.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Converted to a Submarine Transport at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California and recommissioned on 20 May 1948.
Decommissioned 31 March 1960.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 11 November 1961.
Decommissioned and stricken 1 December 1971.
Sold 15 January 1973 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Perch (ii) (313)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Blish Charles Hills, USN7 Jan 19441 Apr 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Charles Dewitt McCall, USN1 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Perch (ii) include:


26 Feb 1944
USS Perch (ii) arrived at Key West, Florida for duty with the Fleet Sound School.

28 Feb 1944
USS Perch (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

29 Feb 1944
USS Perch (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

1 Mar 1944
USS Perch (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

2 Mar 1944
USS Perch (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

3 Mar 1944
USS Perch (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Mar 1944
USS Perch (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

8 Mar 1944
USS Perch (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Mar 1944
USS Perch (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

10 Mar 1944
USS Perch (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

12 Mar 1944
USS Perch (ii) departed Key West for the Panama Canal Zone.

3 Apr 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

29 Apr 1944
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

4 Jun 1944
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

27 Jun 1944
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

29 Jul 1944
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) sank the Japanese guard boat Kannon Maru I-Go (115 GRT) with gunfire in the Philippine Sea, east of Dinagat Island in position 10°46'N, 127°13'E.

26 Aug 1944
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

19 Sep 1944
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas. At the end of this patrol Perch takes on board provisions and fuel at Saipan and then proceeded to Brisbane, Australia.

17 Oct 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) has her last communication with USS Perch.

19 Dec 1944
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. Initially she was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea off Hainan. Later she shifted her patrol area to Singapore.

15 Feb 1945
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

12 Mar 1945
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Makassar Strait.

20 Mar 1945
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) lands men on east coast of Borneo.

22 Mar 1945
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hills) sank the Japanese Communication Vessel No.463 with gunfire in Makassar Strait off the east coast of Borneo in position 01°03'S, 117°20'E.

15 Apr 1945
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. C.D. McCall) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java and South China Seas.

26 Apr 1945
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. C.D. McCall) is damaged by depth charges off North Borneo in position 05°32'N, 116°07'E, but is able to remain on patrol.

5 Jun 1945
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. C.D. McCall) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

11 Jul 1945
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. C.D. McCall) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Japan.

30 Aug 1945
USS Perch (ii) (Lt.Cdr. C.D. McCall) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

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