Allied Warships

Mapiro (SS-376)

Submarine of the Balao class

USS Mapiro on trials in Lake Michigan in May 1945.

NavyThe US Navy
Built byManitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down30 May 1944 
Launched9 Nov 1944 
Commissioned30 Apr 1945 
End service1 Jan 1947 

Decommissioned 1 January 1947.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Transferred to Turkey 18 March 1960 being renamed Piri Reis (S-343).
Stricken by the Turkish navy in 1973.


Commands listed for USS Mapiro (376)

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1T/Cdr. Vincent Ambrose Sisler, Jr., USN30 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Mapiro include:

31 May 1945
USS Mapiro (Cdr. V.A. Sisler, Jr., USN) departed New Orleans, Louisiana for the Panama Canal Zone.

5 Jun 1945
USS Mapiro (Cdr. V.A. Sisler, Jr., USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from New Orleans, Louisiana.

28 Jun 1945
After a period of training, USS Mapiro (Cdr. V.A. Sisler, Jr., USN), departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

15 Jul 1945
USS Mapiro (Cdr. V.A. Sisler, Jr., USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

4 Aug 1945
USS Mapiro (Cdr. V.A. Sisler, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Saipan.

15 Aug 1945
USS Mapiro (Cdr. V.A. Sisler, Jr.) ended her 1st war patrol at Saipan due to the Japanese surrender.

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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