Allied Warships

S-32 (SS-137)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-1 
Pennant137 
Built byUnion Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down12 Apr 1918 
Launched11 Jan 1919 
Commissioned15 Jun 1922 
End service19 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 19 October 1945.
Stricken 1 November 1945.
Sold in May 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-32 (137)

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CommanderFromTo
1Clarence Emmett Duke, USNSep 1940Oct 1941
2Maximilian Gmelich Schmidt, USNOct 19412 May 1943
3Lt.Cdr. Frederick Joseph Harlfinger, II, USN2 May 1943Jan 1944
4Stephen Lobdell Johnson, USNJan 1944Oct 1944
5John B. Williams, Jr., USNOct 194419 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving S-32 include:


7 Jul 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 1st offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

S-32 had already made two defensive patrols in the Panama Canal Zone.

10 Jul 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 1st offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

22 Aug 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 2nd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

22 Aug 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 2nd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

23 Sep 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 2nd offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

8 Oct 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 3rd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kurils.

27 Oct 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 3rd offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

11 Nov 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) arrived at San Diego for an overhaul.

6 Feb 1943
With her overhaul completed USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from San Diego bound for Dutch Harbour.

25 Feb 1943
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 4th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Attu.

20 Mar 1943
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 4th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

29 Mar 1943
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 5th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Attu.

20 Apr 1943
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 5th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

4 May 1943
USS S-32 (Lt. F.J. Harlfinger II) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 6th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

23 May 1943
USS S-32 (Lt. F.J. Harlfinger II) ended her 6th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

27 May 1943
USS S-32 (Lt. F.J. Harlfinger II) departed from Dutch Harbour bound for San Diego.

6 Jun 1943
USS S-32 (Lt. F.J. Harlfinger II) arrived at San Diego. She is now assigned to training duties.

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