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Argonaut (Argonaut-class)

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassArgonaut-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-166

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Argonaut (Argonaut-class) Operational Timeline

3 Dec 1941 American submarine USS Argonaut began a "simulated war patrol" off Midway.
16 Aug 1942 American submarine USS Argonaut departed with 121 US Marines, "Carlson's Raiders", for Makin Island.
10 Jan 1943 USS Argonaut attacked a Japanese convoy of five freighters and three destroyers southeast of New Britain, en route from Lae, New Guinea to Rabaul, New Britain. She hit one destroyer with a torpedo, but the other two closed in and sank her with depth charges and gunfire. 102 were killed, which was the worst submarine loss in WW2.
26 Feb 1943 USS Argonaut was struck from the US Naval Vessel Register.

Photographs

Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers at Merry Point, 13 Oct 1941. Also pictured is the U-shaped Headquarters Building for the Pacific Fleet and a tank farm at right. Note one tank painted as a building.The submarine USS Argonaut approaching the pier at the submarine base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 26 Aug 1942.




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Submarine Argonaut (Argonaut-class) (SS-166) Photo Gallery
Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers at Merry Point, 13 Oct 1941. Also pictured is the U-shaped Headquarters Building for the Pacific Fleet and a tank farm at right. Note one tank painted as a building.The submarine USS Argonaut approaching the pier at the submarine base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 26 Aug 1942.


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