Allied Warships

S-40 (SS-145)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-1 
Pennant145 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp., (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down5 Mar 1919 
Launched5 Jan 1921 
Commissioned20 Nov 1923 
End service29 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 29 October 1945.
Stricken 13 November 1945.
Sold in November 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-40 (145)

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CommanderFromTo
1Richard Cross Lake, USNJan 1939late 1940
2Nicholas Lucker, Jr., USNlate 194010 Aug 1942
3Francis Michel Gambacorta, USN10 Aug 1942Feb 1944
4William C. Vickery, Jr., USNFeb 194415 Nov 1944
5Ernest F. Wall, USNR15 Nov 194429 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving S-40 include:


8 Dec 1941
USS S-40 (Lt. Nicholas Lucker, Jr.) departed from Manila Bay for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol the Verde Island Passage.

18 Dec 1941
USS S-40 (Lt. N. Lucker, Jr.) ended her 1st war patrol at Manila Bay.

19 Dec 1941
USS S-40 (Lt. N. Lucker, Jr.) departed from Manila Bay for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol to the north of Manila Bay. Later she shifts her patrol area to Lingayen Gulf.

2 Feb 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. N. Lucker, Jr.) ended her 2nd war patrol at Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies.

11 Feb 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. N. Lucker, Jr.) departed from Surabaya for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Makassar Strait.

9 Mar 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. N. Lucker, Jr.) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia. Later she proceeded to Brisbane.

4 May 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. N. Lucker, Jr.) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain / New Ireland area.

3 Jun 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. N. Lucker, Jr.) ended her 4th war patrol at Brisbane.

30 Jun 1942
On or around this date USS S-40 (Lt. N. Lucker, Jr.) departed from Brisbane for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomons.

29 Jul 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. N. Lucker, Jr.) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

28 Aug 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. Francis Michel Gambacorta) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Solomons. Later she shifts her patrol area to the D'Entrecasteaux islands.

25 Sep 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

19 Oct 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) departed from Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gilbert Islands area.

19 Nov 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

7 Dec 1942
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) arrived at San Diego, California for an overhaul.

7 Jun 1943
With her overhaul completed USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) departed from San Diego bound for Dutch Harbour, Alaska.

24 Jun 1943
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

30 Jun 1943
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) topped up with fuel at Attu.

31 Jul 1943
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) ended her 8th war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

12 Aug 1943
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

10 Sep 1943
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) ended her 9th war patrol at Dutch Harbour. She is now assigned to training duties.

3 Oct 1943
USS S-40 (Lt. F.M. Gambacorta) arrived at San Diego.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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