Allied Warships

S-48 (SS-159)

Submarine of the S-48 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-48 
Pennant159 
Built byLake Torpedo Boat Co. (Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down22 Oct 1920 
Launched26 Feb 1921 
Commissioned14 Oct 1922 
End service29 Aug 1945 
History

Decommissioned 7 July 1925.
Recommissioned 8 December 1928.
Decommissioned 16 September 1935.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 10 December 1940.
Decommissioned 29 August 1945.
Stricken 17 September 1945.
Sold 22 January 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-48 (159)

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CommanderFromTo
1Fred Connaway, USN10 Dec 1940Jan 1941
2Howard Walter Gilmore, USNJan 1941Dec 1941
3Fred Connaway, USNDec 1941mid 1943
4John Franklin Walling, USNmid 1943May 1944
5Gerald Guy Hinman, USNMay 1944Sep 1944
6Glen Jacobsen, USNRSep 1944Jul 1945
7Leopold R. Tilburne, USNRJul 194529 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving S-48 include:


21 Mar 1942
USS S-48 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

22 Mar 1942
USS S-48 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

23 May 1942
USS S-48 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

16 Jul 1942
USS S-48 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

24 Oct 1943
USS S-48 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

25 Oct 1943
USS S-48 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

12 Nov 1944
USS S-48 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for a refit.

1 Feb 1945
USS S-48 departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.

4 Feb 1945
USS S-48 arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

26 Feb 1945
USS S-48 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

27 Feb 1945
USS S-48 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

11 Mar 1945
USS S-48 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

5 Jul 1945
USS S-48 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

6 Jul 1945
USS S-48 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

23 Jul 1945
USS S-48 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

24 Jul 1945
USS S-48 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

21 Aug 1945
USS S-48 departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard for decommissioning.

22 Aug 1945
USS S-48 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for decommissioning.

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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