Allied Warships

Spot (SS-413)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Spot as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant413 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down24 Aug 1943 
Launched19 May 1944 
Commissioned3 Aug 1944 
End service12 Jan 1962 
History

Decommissioned 19 June 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 19 August 1961.
Decommissioned and transferred to Chile 12 January 1962 being renamed Simpson (SS-21).
Stricken by the Chilean navy in 1982.

 

Commands listed for USS Spot (413)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. William Shuyler Post, Jr., USN3 Aug 194419 May 1945
2T/Cdr. Jack Murray Seymour, USN19 May 194529 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Spot include:


14 Nov 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Spot (Cmdr William Schuyler Post, Jr.) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

4 Dec 1944
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

15 Dec 1944
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) arrived at Saipan. She departed from this base for her patrol area two day later.

7 Jan 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) sank the Japanese guard boat Nichiei Maru No.2 (78 GRT) and two Japanese trawlers with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 31°20'N, 123°40'E.

14 Jan 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) sank two Japanese trawlers with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 29°58'N, 123°02'E.

19 Jan 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Usa Maru (184 GRT) in the Yellow Sea in position 39°07'N, 122°51'E.

20 Jan 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) sank the Japanese merchant fishing vessel Tokiwa Maru (221 GRT) with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 34°45'N, 124°10'E.

30 Jan 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

24 Feb 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

17 Mar 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Nanking Maru (3005 GRT) off Yushiyama Island in position 25°28'N, 120°10'E, and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Ikomasan Maru (3173 GRT) which is beached off Matsu Island in position 26°07'N, 119°57'E. The Ikomasan Maru is finally destroyed by USAAF bombers on 26 March 1945.

23 Mar 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. William Schuyler Post, Jr.) arrived at Saipan to take on stores and provisions, and then resumes her 2nd war patrol on the 27th.

4 May 1945
USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) ended her 2nd war patrol at Saipan.

2 Jun 1945
USS Spot (Lt.Cdr. Jack Murray Seymour) departed from Saipan for her 3rd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

9 Jul 1945
USS Spot (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Seymour) sank two small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 38°18'N, 124°03'E.

29 Jul 1945
USS Spot (Lt.Cdr. Jack Murray Seymour) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

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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