Allied Warships

Argonaut (ii) (SS-475)

Submarine of the Tench class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTench 
Pennant475 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, ME, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Jun 1944 
Launched1 Oct 1944 
Commissioned15 Jan 1945 
End service2 Dec 1968 
History

Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register and sold to Canada on 2 December 1968, renamed HMCS Rainbow (SS-75). Decommissioned by the Royal Canadian Navy on 31 December 1974. Sold for scrapping on 24 March 1977, to Zidell Ship Dismantlers, Portland, OR, U.S.A.

 

Commands listed for USS Argonaut (ii) (475)

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1John Sneed Schmidt, USN15 Jan 1945

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Notable events involving Argonaut (ii) include:


10 Mar 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN) arrived at Newport Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire for torpedo trials.

14 Mar 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut.

27 Mar 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

8 Apr 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

14 Apr 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN) departed from Portsmouth bound for Key West.

19 Apr 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida.

20 Apr 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

21 Apr 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

23 Apr 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

26 Apr 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

27 Apr 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

1 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

2 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

3 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

7 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

8 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

9 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

10 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

13 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN) departed from Key West bound for the Panama Canal Zone.

17 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

26 May 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

11 Jun 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

28 Jun 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to Saipan.

10 Jul 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt) topped up at Saipan. She then proceeded to her patrol area in the East China and Yellow Seas.

12 Aug 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire at the entrance to the Yellow Sea in position 34°22'N, 125°33'E.

21 Aug 1945
USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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