Allied Warships

Trutta (SS-421)

Submarine of the Tench class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTench 
Pennant421 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered22 Feb 1943 
Laid down22 May 1944 
Launched18 Aug 1944 
Commissioned16 Nov 1944 
End service1 Jun 1972 
History

Decommissioned in March 1946.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 1 March 1951.
Decommissioned, stricken and transferred to Turkey being renamed Cerbe (S-340) on 1 June 1972.

 

Commands listed for USS Trutta (421)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Arthur St Clair Smith, USN16 Nov 194418 May 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Franz Perkins Hoskins, USNR18 May 1945

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Notable events involving Trutta include:


27 Dec 1944
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith, USN), arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire for her torpedo trials.

2 Jan 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

18 Jan 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

26 Jan 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

8 Feb 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

25 Feb 1945
With her trials and training completed USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

30 Mar 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith) arrived at Saipan.

3 Apr 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith) departed from Saipan for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

19 Apr 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith) sank the Japanese merchant vessel Kaiyo Maru (approx. 400 GRT) and the Japanese merchant fishing boats Kinshu Maru and Mitsuyama Maru with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 37°52'N, 122°24'E.

4 May 1945
USS Trutta (Cdr. A.C. Smith) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.

2 Jun 1945
USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) departed from Guam for her 2nd war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

1 Jul 1945
USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) sank eight Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 36°30'N, 125°50'E.

6 Jul 1945
USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) sank one tug and three Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 37°37'N, 125°04'E.

8 Jul 1945
USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) sank five Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 38°11'N, 124°41'E.

18 Jul 1945
USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) ended her 2nd war patrol at Guam.

12 Aug 1945
USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) departed from Guam for her 3rd war patrol.

24 Aug 1945
Due to the end of hostilities USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) ended her 3rd war patrol at Midway.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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