Allied Warships

Entemedor (SS-340)

Submarine of the Balao class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant340 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down3 Feb 1944 
Launched17 Dec 1944 
Commissioned6 Apr 1945 
End service31 Jul 1972 
History

Decommissioned 10 December 1948.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 24 October 1950.
Decommissioned and stricken 31 July 1972.
Transferred to Turkey 24 August 1973 being renamed Preveze (S-345).
Prevese was stricken in 1987.

 

Commands listed for USS Entemedor (340)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. William Robinson Smith, Jr., USN6 Apr 194512 Jun 1948

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The history of USS Entemedor as compiled on this page is extracted from her patrol reports.

This page was last updated in February 2017.

28 Apr 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) is put on the slipway at New London, Connecticut.

29 Apr 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) is put back in the water. She then shifted from New London, Connecticut to Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

2 May 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

10 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

11 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

12 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

13 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

14 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

21 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

30 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut.

12 Jun 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

29 Jun 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

30 Jun 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Pearl Harbor for Midway.

4 Jul 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Midway for Pearl Harbour. At Midway she underwent her final training period.

24 Jul 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed from Midway for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Marcus Island.

For the daily positions of USS Entemedor during this patrol see the map below.

15 Aug 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed her patrol area for Saipan.

17 Aug 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) ended her 1st and only war patrol at Saipan.

18 Aug 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Saipan for Subic Bay.

23 Aug 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Subic Bay.

31 Aug 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Subic Bay for Pearl Harbour.

14 Sep 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour from Subic Bay.

15 Sep 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Pearl Harbour for Seattle, Washington.

22 Sep 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Seattle, Washington from Pearl Harbour.

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U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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