Allied Warships

Sea Leopard (SS-483)

Submarine of the Tench class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down7 Nov 1944 
Launched2 Mar 1945 
Commissioned11 Jun 1945 
End service27 Mar 1973 

Decommissioned and stricken 27 March 1973.
Transferred to Brazil in 1973 being renamed Bahia (S-12).
Bahia was decommissioned by the Brazilian navy and scrapped in 1998.


Commands listed for USS Sea Leopard (483)

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1T/Cdr. Robert Elwin Mccraner Ward, USN11 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Sea Leopard include:

6 Sep 0945
USS Sea Leopard (Cdr. R.E.M. Ward, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

25 Jul 1945
USS Sea Leopard (Cdr. R.E.M. Ward, USN) shifted from the Portsmouth Navy Yard to Newport, Rhode Island to conduct torpedo trials.

28 Jul 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Sea Leopard (Cdr. R.E.M. Ward, USN) shifted from Newport, Rhode Island to New London, Connecticut.

10 Sep 1945
USS Sea Leopard (Cdr. R.E.M. Ward, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

Media links

U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman
(£ 56.95)

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