Allied Warships

S-34 (SS-139)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-1 
Pennant139 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 May 1918 
Launched13 Feb 1919 
Commissioned12 Jul 1922 
End service23 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 25 October 1922.
Recommissioned 23 April 1923.
Decommissioned 23 October 1945.
Stricken in November 1945.
Sold in 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-34 (139)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Jack Hayden Lewis, USNFeb 1939May 1940
2Lt. Warner Ryerson Edsall, USNMay 1940Apr 1941
3Lt. Thomas Lincoln Wogan, USNApr 1941Jul 1942
4Lt. Robert Allan Keating, Jr., USNJul 1942Aug 1943
5Thomas C. Williamson, USNAug 1943Sep 1943
6T/Lt. Roger Warde Paine, USNSep 1943Aug 1944
7Philip F. Pierce, USNRAug 1944mid 1945
8William C. Dozier, Jr., USNmid 194523 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving S-34 include:


12 Apr 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. T.L. Wogan) departed from Dutch Harbour, Alaska for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Kurils.

14 Apr 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. T.L. Wogan) returns to Dutch Harbour to land a wounded crewmember. She resumes her patrol the same day.

10 May 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. T.L. Wogan) ended her 1st war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

28 May 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. T.L. Wogan) ended departed from Dutch Harbour for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Attu.

26 Jun 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. T.L. Wogan) ended her 2nd war patrol at Dutch Harbour. She is now sent to the Puget Sound Navy Yard for an overhaul.

13 Sep 1942
With her overhaul completed USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) arrived back at Dutch Harbour.

14 Sep 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

8 Oct 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) ended her 3rd war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

23 Oct 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) departed from Dutch harbour for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

21 Nov 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) ended her 4th war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

5 Dec 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol the Japanese shipping lanes between the Kurils and western Aleutians.

25 Dec 1942
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) ended her 5th war patrol at Dutch Harbour. In early January 1943 she departed from for San Diego, California for an overhaul.

18 Jan 1943
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) arrived at San Diego.

10 May 1943
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) arrived back at Dutch Harbour.

13 May 1943
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

10 Jun 1943
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) ended her 6th war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

21 Jun 1943
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

30 Jul 1943
USS S-34 (Lt. R.A. Keating) ended her 7th, and last, war patrol at Dutch Harbour. She is now assigned to training duties at San Diego.

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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