Allied Warships

S-47 (SS-158)

Submarine of the S-42 class


S-47 prewar

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-42 
Pennant158 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down26 Feb 1921 
Launched5 Jan 1924 
Commissioned16 Sep 1925 
End service25 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 25 October 1945.
Stricken 13 November 1945.
Sold in May 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-47 (158)

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CommanderFromTo
1James William Blanchard, USN5 Oct 1936May 1940
2James White Davis, USNMay 194030 Sep 1942
3Frank E. Hayler, USN30 Sep 1942Feb 1944
4Lloyd V. Young, USNRFeb 1944Dec 1944
5Allen R. Bergner, USNDec 194425 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving S-47 include:


5 Mar 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

15 Apr 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) arrived at Brisbane.

22 Apr 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Brisbane for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain-New Ireland area.

20 May 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) ended her 1st war patrol at Brisbane.

6 Jun 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Brisbane for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain-New Ireland area.

30 Jun 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) ended her 2nd war patrol at Brisbane.

28 Jul 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Brisbane for her 3rd war patrol.

1 Aug 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) returns to Brisbane with leaky fuel tanks. She breaks off her 3rd war patrol.

25 Aug 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Brisbane again for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain-New Ireland area.

22 Sep 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane.

20 Oct 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. F.E. Haylor) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Solomons.

17 Nov 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. F.E. Haylor) ended her 4th war patrol at Suva, Fiji.

1 Dec 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. F.E. Haylor) departed from Suva to proceed to Coco Solo in the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Jan 1943
USS S-47 (Lt. F.E. Haylor) arrived at Coco Solo. After an overhaul at San Francisco S-47 was ordered to proceed to Alaska. There she made two more war patrols in late 1943.

13 Mar 1943
USS S-47 departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Trinidad.

22 Mar 1943
USS S-47 arrived at Trinidad from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

27 Mar 1943
USS S-47 departed Trinidad for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

3 Apr 1943
USS S-47 arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from Trinidad.

5 Apr 1943
USS S-47 transited the Panama Canal and arrived at Balboa.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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