Allied Warships

Diablo (SS-479)

Submarine of the Tench class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTench 
Pennant479 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down11 Aug 1944 
Launched1 Dec 1944 
Commissioned31 Mar 1945 
End service1 Jun 1964 
History

Decommissioned and stricken 1 June 1964.
Transferred to Pakistan 1 June 1964 being renamed Ghazi.
Lost with all hands (82) off Vishakhaptnam, India on 3 December 1971.

 

Commands listed for USS Diablo (479)

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1Lt.Cdr. Gordon Graham Matheson, USN31 Mar 194527 Nov 1946

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Notable events involving Diablo include:


7 May 1945
Having completed a period of trials and training in the Portsmouth area, USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

10 May 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN), departed Newport for New London, Connecticut.

29 May 1945
USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN) departed from New London, Connecticut bound for Key West, Florida.

4 Jun 1945
USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida.

5 Jun 1945
USS Diablo conducted exercises off Key West.

6 Jun 1945
USS Diablo conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Jun 1945
USS Diablo conducted exercises off Key West.

8 Jun 1945
USS Diablo conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Jun 1945
USS Diablo conducted exercises off Key West.

11 Jun 1945
USS Diablo conducted exercises off Key West.

12 Jun 1945
USS Diablo conducted exercises off Key West.

13 Jun 1945
USS Diablo conducted exercises off Key West.

14 Jun 1945
USS Diablo conducted exercises off Key West.

15 Jun 1945
USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

15 Jun 1945
USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

19 Jun 1945
USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

4 Jul 1945
USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

21 Jul 1945
USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

10 Aug 1945
USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to proceed to Saipan.

22 Aug 1945
After the end of hostilities USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson) was ordered to proceed to Guam, where she arrived on this day.

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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