Allied Warships

Conger (SS-477)

Submarine of the Tench class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTench 
Pennant477 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down11 Jul 1944 
Launched17 Oct 1944 
Commissioned14 Feb 1945 
End service29 Jul 1963 
History

Decommissioned 29 July 1963.
Stricken 1 August 1963.
Sold in May 1964 and broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Conger (477)

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1Lt.Cdr. Henry Draper Sipple, USN14 Feb 1945???

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Notable events involving Conger include:


15 Apr 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to conduct torpedo trials.

18 Apr 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut.

11 May 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Bar Harbour, Maine to conduct torpedo firing tests.

12 May 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) arrived at Bar Harbour, Maine to conduct torpedo firing tests.

13 May 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) arrived back at New London, Connecticut.

21 Jul 1945
With her trials and initial training completed USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) departed from New London bound for Pearl Harbor. She was en-route from Balboa (Panama Canal Zone) to Pearl Harbor when hostilities ended.

21 Jul 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

30 Jul 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut.

13 Aug 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

24 Aug 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) returned to the Panama Canal Zone. With the war now over she was ordered to return to the Atlantic.

31 Aug 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Key West, Florida.

4 Sep 1945
USS Conger (Lt.Cdr. H.D. Sipple, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from the Panama Canal Zone.

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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