Allied Warships

Redfish (SS-395)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Redfish at speed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant395 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down9 Sep 1943 
Launched27 Jan 1944 
Commissioned12 Apr 1944 
End service 
History

Decommissioned 27 June 1968.
Stricken 30 June 1968.
Sunk as a target off San Diego, California by USS Medregal (SS 480) on 6 February 1969.

 

Commands listed for USS Redfish (395)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Louis Darby McGregor, Jr., USN12 Apr 19442 Jan 1945
2Robert Lakin Gurnee, USN2 Jan 19451 May 1945

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Notable events involving Redfish include:


27 Jun 1944
With her trials and training completed USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

23 Jul 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Luzon Strait.

18 Aug 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Eiyo Maru (8673 GRT) in Luzon Strait in position 20°28'N, 121°04'E.

25 Aug 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Batopaha Maru (5953 GRT) north-northeast of Cape Bojeador, Luzon, Philippines in position 18°31'N, 120°32'E. The damaged ship is towed to Bangui Bay, Luzon, Philippines where she is beached and declared a total loss.

16 Sep 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Ogura Maru No.2 (7311 GRT, offsite link) south of Formosa in position 21°24'N, 121°14'E.

21 Sep 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Mizuho Maru (8506 GRT) north of Luzon, Philippines in position 18°37'N, 120°43'E.

2 Oct 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

25 Oct 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the east China Sea.

20 Nov 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire of the north-east coast of Formosa in position 25°15'N, 122°23'E.

22 Nov 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire east of Formosa in position 24°14'N, 122°25'E.

23 Nov 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hozan Maru (2552 GRT) east of Formosa in position 24°27'N, 122°47'E.

9 Dec 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese carrier Junyo (offsite link) east of Kyushu, Japan in position 32°13'N, 129°13'E.

19 Dec 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese carrier Unryu (offsite link) about 200 nautical miles south-east of Shanghai, China in position 28°19'N, 124°40'E.

Redfish herself is damaged by depth charges from the escorting destroyers and is forced to terminate her patrol.

2 Jan 1945
The damaged USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

6 Jan 1945
USS Redfish departed from Pearl Harbor bound for San Francisco.

6 Feb 1945
USS Redfish arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

8 Feb 1945
USS Redfish departed the Panama Canal Zone for the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

17 Feb 1945
USS Redfish arrived at the Portsmouth Navy Yard on the US east coast for repairs and refit.

4 Jun 1945
USS Redfish arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from the Portsmouth Navy Yard for post refit torpedo trials.

5 Jun 1945
Having completed her post refit torpedo trials, USS Redfish, arrived at New London, Connecticut.

12 Jun 1945
USS Redfish, departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard for post refit repairs.

13 Jun 1945
USS Redfish arrived at the Portsmouth Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for post refit repairs.

2 Jul 1945
USS Redfish departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

11 Jul 1945
USS Redfish arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut.

17 Jul 1945
USS Redfish departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

30 Jul 1945
USS Redfish arrived at Pearl Harbor to prepare for her 3rd war patrol but the war was over before she could depart.

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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