Allied Warships

S-45 (SS-156)

Submarine of the S-42 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-42 
Pennant156 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down29 Dec 1920 
Launched26 Jun 1923 
Commissioned31 Mar 1925 
End service30 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 30 October 1945.
Stricken 13 November 1945.
Sold in December 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-45 (156)

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CommanderFromTo
1John Randolph Waterman, USN29 Jun 193729 May 1940
2Lt. Ian Crawford Eddy, USN29 May 1940Sep 1942
3Robert Hugh Caldwell, Jr., USNSep 1942Mar 1944
4Charles W. Lynn, USNMar 1944May 1945
5R. S. Garvey, USNRMay 1945Jul 1945
6James P. Lynch, USNJul 194530 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving S-45 include:


5 Mar 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. I.C. Eddy) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

15 Apr 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. I.C. Eddy) arrived at Brisbane.

12 May 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. I.C. Eddy) departed from Brisbane for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomons.

19 Jun 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. I.C. Eddy) ended her 1st war patrol at Brisbane.

26 Aug 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. I.C. Eddy) departed from Brisbane for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomons.

23 Sep 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. I.C. Eddy) ended her 2nd war patrol at Brisbane.

27 Oct 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) arrived in her patrol area in the Solomons for her 3rd war patrol.

6 Nov 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from her patrol area to end her 3rd war patrol at Suva, Fiji.

1 Dec 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from Suva to proceed to the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Jan 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

16 Mar 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr., USN) departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

23 Mar 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr., USN) arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

25 Mar 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr., USN) departed St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

31 Mar 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr., USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

5 Apr 1943
USS S-45 transited the Panama Canal and arrived at Balboa.

19 Nov 1943
After an overhaul USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from San Diego, California bound for Dutch Harbour, Alaska.

2 Dec 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) arrived at Dutch Harbour, Alaska.

31 Dec 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

28 Jan 1944
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) ended her 4th war patrol at Attu. She is now assigned to training duties.

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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