Submarine of the S-1 class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||10 Dec 1918|
|Launched||3 Jun 1919|
|Commissioned||4 Apr 1923|
|Lost||20 Jan 1942|
|Loss position||4° 57'N, 118° 31'E|
USS S-36 (Lt. John Roland McKnight, Jr., USN) stranded on Taka Bakang Reef in the Makassar Strait, Dutch East Indies in position 04º57'N, 118º31'E and despite lengthy attempts the crew could not get the boat free again. The crew was rescued by the Dutch motor launch Attla the next day.
Commands listed for USS S-36 (141)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt. Rob Roy McGregor, USN||1939||Aug 1940|
|2||Lt. John Rowland McKnight, Jr., USN||Aug 1940||20 Jan 1942|
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Notable events involving S-36 include:
3 Dec 1941
Around 0100 hours USS S-36 (Lt. J.R. McKnight, Jr.) departed from Manila Bay to take up a defensive position off Cape Bolinao. Later that day she arrived in her patrol area. Around 1930 hours she entered Bolinao harbour where she remained until 8 December.
8 Dec 1941
USS S-36 (Lt. J.R. McKnight, Jr.) departed from Bolinao to patrol off Lingayen Gulf.
18 Dec 1941
USS S-36 (Lt. J.R. McKnight, Jr.) ended her 1st war patrol at Mariveles.
30 Dec 1941
USS S-36 (Lt. J.R. McKnight, Jr.) departed from Mariveles for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Verde Island Passage.
1 Jan 1942
USS S-36 (Lt. J.R. McKnight, Jr.) makes a torpedo attack on a Japanese merchant of about 5000 GRT off Calapan, Mindoro. She claims a sinking but this was not the case.
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