Allied Warships

Hawkbill (SS-366)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Hawkbill soon after completion.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant366 
Built byManitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down7 Aug 1943 
Launched9 Jan 1944 
Commissioned17 May 1944 
End service21 Apr 1953 
History

Decommissioned 21 June 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 5 May 1952.
Decommissioned 29 July 1952.
Recommissioned 10 December 1952.
Decommissioned 21 April 1953 and transferred to The Netherlands being renamed Zeeleeuw (S-803).
Stricken by the Royal Netherlands Navy on 2 June 1970. Sold 24 November 1970 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Hawkbill (366)

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1Lt.Cdr. Francis Worth Scanland, Jr., USN17 May 1944Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Hawkbill include:


28 Jul 1944
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. Francis Worth Scanland, Jr.) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

11 Aug 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Allen (Lt. W.J. Riley, Jr., USNR), USS Carlson (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Stapleton, USNR), USS Greiner (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Kiser, USN) and USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN).

18 Aug 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Lovering (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Bayley, USNR), USS Rall (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Taylor, USNR), USS Burden R. Hastings (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fay, USNR), USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN) and USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN).

23 Aug 1944
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines and the South China Sea.

4 Sep 1944
USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN), USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) and USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN) arrived at Saipan. They were escorted in by USS Heed (Lt. M. Dent. Jr., USNR).

6 Sep 1944
USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) departed Saipan for her patrol area. She and USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN) and USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN) were escorted out by USS Heed (Lt. M. Dent. Jr., USNR).

6 Sep 1944
USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN), USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) and USS Hawkbill (Cdr. F.W. Scanland, Jr., USN) departed Saipan for their patrol area. They were escorted out by USS Heed (Lt. M. Dent. Jr., USNR).

7 Oct 1944
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Kinugasa Maru (8407 GRT, offsite link) in the South China Sea about 250 nautical miles west of Manila, Philippines in position 14°30'N, 115°46'E. The sinking was shared with USS Baya.

9 Oct 1944
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) and teams up with USS Becuna to sink the Japanese merchant tanker Tokuwa Maru (1943 GRT) in position 12°43'N, 118°05'E.

17 Oct 1944
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

15 Nov 1944
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

15 Dec 1944
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese escort destroyer Momo (1262 tons, offsite link) about 140 nautical miles west-south-west of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines in position 16°40'N, 117°39'E.

29 Dec 1944
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) sank the Japanese merchant lighter No.130 with gunfire in Java Sea in position 05°35'S, 113°29'E.

5 Jan 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle.

5 Feb 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

12 Feb 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese cargo vessel Kisaragi Maru (300 GRT) south of Lombok Strait in position 09°20'S, 115°47'E.

14 Feb 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chasers Cha 4 (130 tons) and Cha 114 (180 tons) off Lombok Strait in position 08°28'S, 115°45'E.

16 Feb 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire off Lombok Strait in approximate position 09°00'S, 116°00'E.

20 Feb 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Daizen Maru (5396 GRT) about 175 nautical miles north-west of Singapore in position 00°42'S, 106°18'E.

6 Apr 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.

5 May 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

16 May 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Hatsutaka (1608 tons, offsite link) off the east coast of Malaya in position 04°49'N, 103°31'E.

29 May 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam in position 10°05'N, 99°34'E.

18 Jun 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) ended her 4th war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines.

12 Jul 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) departed from Subic Bay for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the east coast of Malaya.

17 Jul 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya in approximate position 05°00'N, 104°00'E.

18 Jul 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. Francis Worth Scanland, Jr.) is damaged by depth charges off Malaya in position 04°41'N, 103°30'E. The patrol is terminated due to the damage sustained.

20 Jul 1945
While operating off the east coast of Malaya USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in position 04°29'N, 103°29'E and another one in position 04°30'N, 103°28'E.

21 Jul 1945
USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) sank two small Japanese vessels with gunfire off the east coast of Malaya in approximate position 05°00'N, 103°00'E.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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