Allied Warships

Sea Robin (SS-407)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Sea Robin as modified postwar.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant407 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down1 Mar 1944 
Launched25 May 1944 
Commissioned7 Aug 1944 
End service1 Oct 1970 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 1 October 1970.
Sold 3 June 1971 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Sea Robin (407)

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1Lt.Cdr. Paul Cecil Stimson, USN7 Aug 1944

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Notable events involving Sea Robin include:


3 Oct 1944
USS Sea Robin (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Stimson, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

12 Oct 1944
USS Sea Robin (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Stimson, USN) arrived at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.

20 Oct 1944
USS Sea Robin (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Stimson, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

5 Nov 1944
USS Sea Robin (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Stimson, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

26 Nov 1944
USS Sea Robin (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Stimson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

8 Dec 1944
USS Sea Robin (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Stimson) arrived at Saipan. After some minor repairs and topping of and taking on board provisions she departed from the next day.

6 Jan 1945
USS Sea Robin (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Stimson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Tarakan Maru (5135 GRT) in the South China Sea east of Hainan in position 19°45'N, 111°25'E.

29 Jan 1945
USS Sea Robin (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Stimson) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

24 Feb 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java and South China Seas.

27 Feb 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cmdr Paul Cecil Stimson) refuels at Exmouth Gulf.

3 Mar 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cmdr Paul Cecil Stimson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Suiten Maru (1805 GRT) off Malang, Java in position 06°34'S, 113°01'E.

5 Mar 1945
While operating in the Java Sea USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Manyo Maru (2904 GRT) in position 05°50'S, 113°46'E, the Japanese auxiliary net layer Nagara Maru (855 GRT) in position 05°23'S, 114°00'E and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shoyu Maru (855 GRT) in position 05°23'S, 114°60'E.

15 Mar 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) enters Subic Bay, Philippines for torpedoes, fuel and stores.

19 Mar 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) departed from Subic Bay, Philippines to resume her 2nd war patrol.

8 Apr 1945
While operating south of Hainan USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) sank two Japanese vessels with gunfire, one in position 17°28'N, 109°13'E and one in position 17°29'N, 109°09'E.

17 Apr 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) arrived at Saipan.

18 Apr 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) departed from Saipan bound for Pearl Harbor.

29 Apr 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

1 Jun 1945
After a refit USS Sea Robin (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Stimson) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Guam.

13 Jun 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) arrived at Guam.

16 Jun 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) departed from Guam for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

8 Jul 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 85 (130 tons) off Quelpart Island in position 33°50'N, 126°42'E.

10 Jul 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Sakishima Maru (1224 GRT, built 1918) north of Quelpart Island in position 33°39'N, 126°40'E.

21 Jul 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) sank the Japanese cargo vessels Chio Maru and Yoshi Maru with gunfire east of Shinishi Island in position 33°45'N, 126°25'E.

23 Jul 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 33°46'N, 126°30'E.

9 Aug 1945
USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) ended her 3rd war patrol at Midway.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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