Allied Warships

Sea Dog (SS-401)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Sea Dog after World War Two

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant401 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down1 Nov 1943 
Launched28 Mar 1944 
Commissioned3 Jun 1944 
End service2 Dec 1968 
History

Decommissioned 27 June 1946.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Served as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel in the 1st Naval District from February 1960 until 2 December 1968.
Stricken 2 December 1968.
Sold 18 May 1973 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Sea Dog (401)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. Vernon Long Lowrance, USN3 Jun 194426 Feb 1945
2T/Cdr. Earl Twining Hydeman, USN26 Feb 19456 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Sea Dog include:


22 Aug 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. Vernon Long Lowrance) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

13 Sep 1944
USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south off the Ryukyu Islands.

17 Sep 1944
USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. Vernon Long Lowrance) refuels at Midway.

22 Oct 1944
USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) torpedoed and sank the Japanese supply ship Muroto (8215 GRT) south-southwest of Kagoshima in position 29°19'N, 129°44'E, and the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Tomitsu Maru (2933 GRT) south of Akuseki Jima in position 29°18'N, 129°44'E.

5 Nov 1944
USS Sea Dog (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

29 Nov 1944
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

8 Dec 1944
USS Sea Dog (Cmdr Vernon Long Lowrance) refuels at Saipan, and departed from the next day.

5 Feb 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. V.L. Lowrance) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

11 Mar 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cmdr Earl Twining Hydeman) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol south of Kyushu and Honshu, Japan.

16 Apr 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Toko Maru (530 GRT) off Mikura Jima in position 33°31'N, 139°36'E.

23 Apr 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) ended her 3rd war patrol at Guam.

27 May 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) departed from Guam for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

9 Jun 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Sagawa Maru (1186 GRT) and Shoyo Maru (2211 GRT) off the northwest coast of Honshu in position 38°10'N, 138°20'E.

11 Jun 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Kofuku Maru (753 GRT) off the east coast of Honshu in position 40°28'N, 139°47'E.

12 Jun 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Shinsen Maru (887 GRT) and Kaiwa Maru (1045 GRT) off the east coast of Honshu in position 40°11'N, 139°46'E.

15 Jun 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Koan Maru (661 GRT) off the east coast of Honshu in position 39°53'N, 139°40'E.

19 Jun 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kokai Maru (1272 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shinhei Maru No.3 (958 GRT) off the northwest coast of Hokkaido in position 43°12'N, 140°19'E.

5 Jul 1945
USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

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