Allied Warships

Icefish (SS-367)

Submarine of the Balao class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant367 
Built byManitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down4 Sep 1943 
Launched20 Feb 1944 
Commissioned10 Jun 1944 
End service21 Feb 1953 
History

Decommissioned 30 September 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 5 May 1952.
Decommissioned 29 July 1952.
Recommissioned 10 December 1952.
Decommissioned 21 February 1953 and transferred to The Netherlands being renamed Walrus (S-802).
Walrus is decomissioned by the Royal Netherlands Navy on 15 July 1971 and sold to be broken up for scrap on 12 November 1971.

 

Commands listed for USS Icefish (367)

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1T/Cdr. Richard Ward Peterson, USN19 Jun 19441 Jan 1946

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22 Aug 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Icefish (Cmdr Richard Ward Peterson) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

9 Sep 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

24 Oct 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Tenshin Maru (4236 GRT) in the South China Sea west of Luzon Strait in position 19°31'N, 118°10'E.

26 Oct 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taiyo Maru (4168 GRT) in the South China Sea west of Luzon Strait in position 19°04'N, 120°36'E.

13 Nov 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

8 Dec 1944
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

20 Jan 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

20 Feb 1945
USS Icefish (Cmdr Richard Ward Peterson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

20 Apr 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 3rd war patrol at Guam.

15 May 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Guam for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and then gradually work her way down the Java Sea towards Australia.

4 Jul 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

29 Jul 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

7 Aug 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire north of Bangka in position 00°16'S, 106°45'E.

22 Aug 1945
USS Icefish (Cdr. R.W. Peterson) ended her 5th war patrol at Saipan.

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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