Allied Warships

Stickleback (SS-415)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Stickleback as modified after World War Two.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant415 
Built byMare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered8 Jun 1942 
Laid down1 Mar 1944 
Launched1 Jan 1945 
Commissioned29 Mar 1945 
Lost28 May 1958 
History

Decommissioned 26 June 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 6 September 1951.
Rammed by USS Silverstein (DE 534) 28 May 1958 of Hawaii, while conducting training operations.
The ship sank from damage sustained in collision.

 

Commands listed for USS Stickleback (415)

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1Lt.Cdr. Harley Kent Nauman, USN1 May 19459 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Stickleback include:


8 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR), USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN), USS Plaice (Cdr. R.S. Andrews, USN), USS Torsk (Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN) and USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hingson, USN).

9 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

10 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

15 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Harmon (Lt. R.W. Steel, USNR), USS Seagull and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

6 Aug 1945
USS Stickleback (Cmdr Lawrence G. Bernard) departed from Guam for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

9 Sep 1945
USS Stickleback (Cmdr Lawrence G. Bernard) ended her 1st 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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