Allied Warships

Guavina (SS-362)

Submarine of the Gato class


USS Guavina about to touch the water for the first time.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant362 
Built byManitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down3 Mar 1943 
Launched29 Aug 1943 
Commissioned23 Dec 1943 
End service27 Mar 1959 
History

Ordered as a Balao-class submarine but the yard was not ready to start construction of this class after completion of her previous contract so she was built as a Gato-class submarine.

Decommissioned 6 December 1945.
Recommissioned 1 February 1950.
Decommissioned 27 March 1959.
Served as reserve training ship in the 5th Naval District.
Stricken 30 June 1967.
Sunk as a target by USS Cubera (SS 347) off Cape Henry, Virginia.

 

Commands listed for USS Guavina (362)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Carl Tiedeman, USN23 Dec 194315 Jan 1945
2Cdr. Ralph Huntington Lockwood, USN15 Jan 19458 May 1945

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Notable events involving Guavina include:


6 Apr 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

22 Apr 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) sank a Japanese trawler with gunfire off the Bonin Islands in position 27°37'N, 141°46'E.

25 Apr 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Tetsuyo Maru (2130 GRT) north-west of Chichi Jima in position 28°55'N, 140°28'E.

26 Apr 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Noshiro Maru (2333 GRT) off Miko Jima in position 28°42'N, 141°26'E.

28 May 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) ended her 1st war patrol at Majoro.

20 Jun 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Palau's.

4 Jul 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Tama Maru (3052 GRT) about 60 nautical miles northwest of Palau in position 07°44'N, 133°17'E.

31 Jul 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) ended her 2nd war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

16 Aug 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) departed from Brisbane for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

15 Sep 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese landing ship T 3 (1500 tons) off Pagubas, Mindanao, Philippines in position 05°35'N, 125°24'E.

29 Sep 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane.

27 Oct 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

15 Nov 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Toyo Maru (2704 GRT) off Mindoro, Philippines in position 12°25'N, 120°55'E.

22 Nov 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Dowa Maru (1916 GRT) north-west of Borneo in position 10°23'N, 114°21'E.

27 Dec 1944
USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

23 Jan 1945
USS Guavina (Cdr. R.H. Lockwood) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

7 Feb 1945
USS Guavina (Cdr. R.H. Lockwood) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Taigyo Maru (6892 GRT) about 250 nautical miles south of Saigon, French Indo-China in position 06°45'N, 106°00'E.

20 Feb 1945
USS Guavina (Cdr. R.H. Lockwood) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Eiyo Maru (8673 GRT, offsite link) off Cape Padaran, French Indo-China in position 11°22'N, 109°22'E.

5 Mar 1945
USS Guavina (Cdr. R.H. Lockwood) ended her 5th war patrol at Subic Bay.

21 Mar 1945
USS Guavina (Cdr. R.H. Lockwood) departed from Subic Bay for her 6th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

8 May 1945
USS Guavina (Cdr. R.H. Lockwood) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now ordered to the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard at San Francisco for a major overhaul.

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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