Allied Warships

USS Florikan (ASR 9)

Submarine rescue vessel of the Chanticleer class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine rescue vessel
ClassChanticleer 
PennantASR 9 
Built byMoore Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered30 Dec 1940 
Laid down30 Sep 1941 
Launched14 Jun 1942 
Commissioned5 Apr 1943 
End service2 Aug 1991 
History

Decommissioned on 2 August 1991
Stricken on 3 September 1991

 

Commands listed for USS Florikan (ASR 9)

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1Lt. Neil K Banks, USNR5 Apr 1943??? (1)

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Notable events involving Florikan include:


24 Mar 1944
During 24/25 March 1944, USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Mitchell (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Erdahl, USNR), USS Florikan (Cdr. G.A. Sharp, USN), USS Allen (Lt.Cdr. H.H. Nielsen, USN), USS Salmon (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN) and USS Bang (Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN). These exercises included night exercises.

25 Mar 1944
USS Seadragon (Cdr. R.L. Rutter, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Wyman (Lt. E.P. Parker, USNR), USS Florikan (Cdr. G.A. Sharp, USN) and USS Salmon (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

14 Feb 1945
USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Cdr. P.H. Bjarnason, USN), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR).

16 Mar 1945
During 16/17 March 1945, USS Cabrilla (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Lauerman, USN), conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN), USS PC-599 and USS Bonefish (Cdr. L.L. Edge, USN).

8 Apr 1945
USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Staff (Lt. W.A. Upton, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN), USS PGM-21 (Lt. L. Gardiner, USNR) and USS Torsk (Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN).

1 Jun 1945
USS Carp (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hunnicutt, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Loeser (Lt.Cdr. J. Proctor, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Runner (Cdr. R.H. Bass, USN).

9 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

10 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

14 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hingson, USN).

31 Jul 1945
USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Refo III, USN).


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