Allied Warships

Threadfin (SS-410)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Threadfin postwar.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant410 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down18 Mar 1943 
Launched26 Jun 1944 
Commissioned30 Aug 1944 
End service18 Aug 1972 
History

Decommissioned in 1962.
Recommissioned 7 August 1963.
Decommissioned and transferred to Turkey 18 August 1972 being renamed Birinci Inonu (S-346).

 

Commands listed for USS Threadfin (410)

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1Cdr. John Joseph Foote, USN30 Aug 194428 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Threadfin include:


10 Oct 1944
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire for her torpedo trials.

13 Oct 1944
With her torpedo trials completed, USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

26 Oct 1944
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

4 Nov 1944
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut.

15 Nov 1944
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbor.

2 Dec 1944
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour.

25 Dec 1944
USS Threadfin (Cdr. John Joseph Foote) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol south of Kyushu, Japan.

30 Jan 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Issei Maru (1864 GRT) off southern Honshu, Japan in position 33°30'N, 135°34'E. Threadfin herself is lightly damaged by depth charges from Japanese escorts in position 33°20'N, 135°30'E but is able to remain on patrol.

1 Feb 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) possibly sank the Japanese guard boat Nanshin Maru No.26 (81 GRT) south of Japan.

12 Feb 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

14 Mar 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kyushu and Honshu.

28 Mar 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) torpedoed and sank the Japanese frigate Mikura (940 tons, offsite link) off Kyushu, Japan in position 31°45'N, 131°44'E.

4 May 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

1 Jun 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

14 Jul 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 38°37'N, 120°54'E.

15 Jul 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 39°30'N, 123°41'E.

16 Jul 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) sank a Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 39°45'N, 123°20'E.

20 Jul 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minesweeper W-39 (648 tons, offsite link) northwest of Mokpo, Korea in position 35°01'N, 125°42'E.

21 Jul 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) sank two Japanese vessels with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 33°54'N, 126°38'E.

27 Jul 1945
USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote) ended her 3rd 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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