Allied Warships

Kraken (SS-370)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Kraken on trials in Lake Michigan in September 1944.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant370 
Built byManitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down13 Dec 1943 
Launched30 Apr 1944 
Commissioned8 Sep 1944 
End service4 May 1946 
History

Decommissioned 4 May 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Transferred to Spain 24 October 1959 being renamed Almirante García de los Reyes (E-1).
Almirante García de los Reyes was decommissioned 16 September 1974.
Recommissioned 1 September 1975.
Decommissioned in April 1981.
Stricken by the Spanish Navy 1 April 1982 and sold to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Kraken (370)

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1Cdr. Thomas Henley Henry, USN8 Sep 194421 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Kraken include:


8 Oct 1944
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry, USN) departed New Orleans, Louisiana for the Panama Canal Zone.

13 Oct 1944
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry, USN) arrived at the Panama Canal Zone from New Orleans, Louisiana.

4 Nov 1944
After a training period, USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry, USN), departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

21 Nov 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Kraken (Cmdr Thomas Henley Henry) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

12 Dec 1944
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

14 Feb 1945
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

15 Mar 1945
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

26 Apr 1945
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry) ended her 2nd war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines.

19 May 1945
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry) departed from Subic Bay for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

20 Jun 1945
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry) sank the Japanese sailing vessel Tachibana Maru No.58 with gunfire in Sunda Strait, off Merak, Netherlands East Indies in position 05°56'S, 106°00'E.

3 Jul 1945
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.

29 Jul 1945
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea.

21 Aug 1945
USS Kraken (Cdr. T.H. Henry) ended her 4th war patrol at Subic Bay.

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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