Allied Warships

Toro (SS-422)

Submarine of the Tench class


USS Toro as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTench 
Pennant422 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered22 Feb 1943 
Laid down27 May 1944 
Launched23 Aug 1944 
Commissioned8 Dec 1944 
End service11 Mar 1963 
History

Decommissioned 7 February 1946.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 13 May 1947.
Decommissioned 11 March 1963.
Stricken 1 April 1963.
Sold to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Toro (422)

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1T/Cdr. James Donald Livingston Grant, USN8 Dec 1944Aug 45

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Notable events involving Toro include:


15 Jan 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hamshire for torpedo trials.

20 Jan 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials ,USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut.

5 Feb 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

10 Feb 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut for training at the Navy sound school.

28 Feb 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) departed from Key West bound for the Panama Canal Zone for further training.

4 Mar 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) arrived at the Panama Canal Zone.

15 Mar 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Panama Canal Zone bound for Pearl Harbor.

15 Mar 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

1 Apr 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

24 Apr 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Saipan.

6 May 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) arrived at Saipan.

10 May 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Saipan for her patrol area south-east of the Japanese home islands.

19 Jun 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.

14 Jul 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) departed from Guam for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Saipan for fuel, water, and torpedoes. Then she proceeded to her patrol area east of Honshu, Japan.

27 Aug 1945
USS Toro (Cdr. J.D. Grant) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.

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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