Allied Warships

Sea Cat (SS-399)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Sea Cat as modified postwar.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant399 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down30 Oct 1943 
Launched21 Feb 1944 
Commissioned16 May 1944 
End service2 Dec 1968 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 2 December 1968.
Sold 18 May 1973 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Sea Cat (399)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr Rob Roy McGregor, USN16 May 19448 Jan 1945
2Richard Harwood Bowers, USN8 Jan 1945Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Sea Cat include:


28 Aug 1944
With her trails and initial training completed USS Sea Cat (Cmdr Robert Roy McGregor) departed from New London bound for Pearl Harbor.

28 Oct 1944
USS Sea Cat (Cmdr Robert Roy McGregor) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea. She terminates her patrol at Guam.

3 Dec 1944
USS Sea Cat (Cmdr Robert Roy McGregor) possibly torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Harima Maru (10045 GRT) in South China Sea off coast of French Indo-China.

1 Feb 1945
USS Sea Cat (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bowers) departed from Guam for her 2nd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

24 Mar 1945
USS Sea Cat (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bowers) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.

27 Apr 1945
USS Sea Cat (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bowers) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.

7 Jun 1945
USS Sea Cat (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bowers) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 37°03'N, 124°01'E.

26 Jun 1945
USS Sea Cat (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bowers) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

6 Aug 1945
USS Sea Cat (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bowers) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol of the Kurile Islands.

2 Sep 1945
USS Sea Cat (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bowers) was present in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese surrendered.

7 Sep 1945
USS Sea Cat (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bowers) ended her 4th war patrol at Guam.

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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