Allied Warships

Queenfish (SS-393)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Queenfish postwar.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant393 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down27 Jul 1943 
Launched30 Nov 1943 
Commissioned11 Mar 1944 
End service1 Mar 1963 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 1 March 1963.
Sunk as a target by USS Swordfish (SSN-579) on 14 August 1963.

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Commands listed for USS Queenfish (393)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Charles Elliott Loughlin, USN11 Mar 194416 Apr 1945
2Frank Nickols Shamer, USN16 Apr 194526 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Queenfish include:


4 Aug 1944
USS Queenfish (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Formosa.

31 Aug 1944
While operating in Luzon Strait USS Queenfish (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Chiyoda Maru (4700 GRT) in position 21°21'N, 121°06'E and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Rikke Maru (9181 GRT) in position 21°30'N, 121°19'E.

9 Sep 1944
USS Queenfish (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Toyooka Maru (7097 GRT) and the Japanese merchant passenger/cargo ship Manshu Maru (3053 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese torpedo boat Manazuru (758 tons) northwest of Babuyan, Luzon, Philippines in position 19°45'N, 120°56'E.

3 Oct 1944
USS Queenfish (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro. In late October Queenfish departed for her 2nd war patrol in the East China Sea.

8 Nov 1944
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese cargo ship Hakko Maru (1948 GRT) and the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Ryusei Maru (99 GRT) off Uji Gunto in position 31°10'N, 129°39'E.

9 Nov 1944
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Chojusan Maru (2131 GRT) some 50 nautical miles west of Kyushu, Japan in position 31°15'N, 129°10'E.

11 Nov 1944
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Miho Maru (4667 GRT) off Miike harbour in position 32°20'N, 128°00'E.

15 Nov 1944
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship/aircraft transport Akitsu Maru (9186 GRT) at the southern entrance of Tsushima Strait some 60 nautical miles east of Saishu Island in position 33°05'N, 128°38'E.

29 Dec 1944
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) returned to base from her 2nd war patrol in early December. She departed again on 29 December 1944 for her 3rd war patrol. This patrol brought her to the Formosa Strait.

29 Jan 1945
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) ended her 3rd war patrol.

24 Feb 1945
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) departed from for her 4th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Formosa Strait.

1 Apr 1945
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese hospital ship Awa Maru (11249 GRT) in Formosa Straits in position 25°25'N, 120°07'E. Commander Loughlin is later relieved of his command for this mistake, and court-martialled.

12 Apr 1945
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) rescues 13 airmen some 100 miles west of Iwo Jima.

14 Apr 1945
USS Queenfish (Cdr. C.E. Loughlin) ended her 4th war patrol at Guam.

4 Jul 1945
USS Queenfish (Lt.Cdr. F.N. Shamer) sets of for her 5th war patrol in May 1945. On 4 July 1945 she sank a Japanese fishing vessel with gunfire in the East China / Yellow Sea in position 34°59'N, 124°16'E.

Queenfish was at Midway refitting for her 6th war patrol when the war ended.

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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