Allied Warships

Cutlass (SS-478)

Submarine of the Tench class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTench 
Pennant478 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down10 Jul 1944 
Launched5 Nov 1944 
Commissioned17 Mar 1945 
End service15 Dec 1971 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 15 December 1971.
Transferred to Taiwan 4 December 1973 being renamed Hai Shih (791).

 

Commands listed for USS Cutlass (478)

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1T/Cdr. Herbert Lollis Jukes, USN17 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Cutlass include:


25 Apr 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire for torpedo trials.

28 Apr 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut.

22 May 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) departed New London for Key West, Florida. Part of the passage was made together with USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) which was to proceed to Port Everglades, Florida. They were escorted by USS Scoter.

27 May 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida.

29 May 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

30 May 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

31 May 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

1 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

3 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

4 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

5 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

8 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

11 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

12 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

13 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

14 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

28 Jun 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

17 Jul 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Kuril Islands.

21 Jul 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes) arrived at Midway for further training and some minor repairs

9 Aug 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes) departed from Midway for her patrol area of the Kurils.

27 Aug 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes) arrived at Midway. She departed from for Pearl Harbour the same day.

31 Aug 1945
USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbour.

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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