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USS Haddock

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassGato-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-231
BuilderPortsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States
Laid Down31 Mar 1941
Launched20 Oct 1941
Commissioned14 Mar 1941
Decommissioned12 Feb 1947
Displacement1549 tons standard; 2463 tons submerged
Length312 feet
Beam27 feet
Draft15 feet
Machinery4 Fairbanks-Morse Model 38D8-1?8 9-cyl diesel engines (5,400shp on surface), 2 Elliott electric motors (2,740shp submerged), 2 126-cell Sargo batteries, 2 propellers
BunkerageFuel oil: 94,400gal
Speed20 knots
Range11,000nm surfaced at 10 knots, 48 hours at 2 knots submerged
Crew60
Armament6x533mm forward torpedo tubes, 4x533mm aft torpedo tubes, 24 torpedoes, 2x76mm/.50cal machine gun, 2x.30cal machine gun
Submerged Speed8.75 knots

Contributor:

ww2dbaseUSS Haddock entered service in Mar 1941 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Arthur Taylor. She held her shakedown and training cruises off northeastern United States. She departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii on her first war patrol in the Bonin Islands and East China Sea area in Jul 1942, becoming the first submarine to embark on a war patrol with the new SJ radar. She was successful most of her war patrols, sinking a number of transports and oilers and damaging carrier Unyo on 19 Jan 1944 (while in an attack group with USS Tullibee and USS Halibut). She completed her twelfth and final war patrol, on lifeguard station off Japan, on 22 Aug 1945. She was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for her outstanding performance on the second, fifth, sixth, and seventh war patrols. She arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States in Mar 1946, where she would be decommissioned early in the following year. Between Aug 1948 and May 1952, she was a training ship for the 6th Naval District. In Jun 1956, she was again made a training ship at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. She was sold for scrap in Aug 1960.

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USS Haddock Operational Timeline

14 Mar 1941 USS Haddock was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. Taylor in command.
31 Mar 1941 The keel of submarine Haddock was laid down at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States.
20 Oct 1941 Submarine Haddock was launched at at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, sponsored by the wife of William H. Allen.
19 Jun 1942 USS Haddock departed northeastern United States for US Territory of Hawaii.
16 Jul 1942 USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
28 Jul 1942 USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol.
11 Aug 1942 USS Haddock fired a torpedo at a trawler in the Pacific Ocean northwest of the Bonin Islands; the torpedo missed.
12 Aug 1942 USS Haddock fired 5 torpedoes at a transport in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Kyushu, Japan, sinking the ship with 3 hits.
22 Aug 1942 USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a convoy, sinking Japanese transport ship Tatsuho Maru with 2 hits in the East China Sea 50 miles north of Taiwan at 1310 hours; 36 were killed and the cargo of 10,000 gallons of aviation fuel was lost.
26 Aug 1942 USS Haddock fired 6 torpedoes at Japanese freighter Teishun Maru, sinking her with 1 hit in the East China Sea 85 miles north of Taiwan at 0813 hours.
19 Sep 1942 USS Haddock arrived at Midway, ending her first war patrol.
11 Oct 1942 USS Haddock departed Midway for her second war patrol.
31 Oct 1942 USS Haddock fired 3 torpedoes at a transport 10 miles south of Jeju island, Korea; all torpedoes missed.
3 Nov 1942 USS Haddock fired 3 torpedoes at oiler Tekkai Maru, sinking her with 1 hit in the East China Sea.
6 Nov 1942 USS Haddock fired 3 torpedoes at Japanese Army troop transport French Maru northeast of Jeju island, Korea; all torpedoes missed. She was given chase by destroyers and aircraft.
8 Nov 1942 USS Haddock fired 3 torpedoes at a transport just off the coast west of Pyongyang, Korea; all torpedoes missed.
11 Nov 1942 USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at transport Venice Maru in the Yellow Sea, sinking her with one hit.
13 Nov 1942 USS Haddock fired 6 torpedoes at convoy in the Yellow Sea 50 miles west of the Korean coast, damaging an oiler with 1 hit. She was given chase by escort craft.
16 Nov 1942 USS Haddock fired 2 torpedoes at convoy in the Yellow Sea, sinking oiler Nichinan Maru with 1 torpedo hit and gunfire.
4 Dec 1942 USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her second war patrol.
28 Dec 1942 USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her third war patrol.
17 Jan 1943 USS Haddock fired 3 torpedoes at a convoy, sinking an oiler 10 miles south of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan with 1 hit.
19 Jan 1943 USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a six-ship convoy, sinking a transport 5 miles southeast of Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan with 2 hits. She was counterattacked by depth charges by aircraft.
17 Feb 1943 USS Haddock arrived at Midway, ending her third war patrol.
11 Mar 1943 USS Haddock departed Midway for her fourth war patrol.C96,F111,
3 Apr 1943 USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at converted fleet oiler Arima Maru carrying 7,880 tons of oil, sinking her with 3 hits in the Philippine Sea. Her conning tower and radar system was damaged by depth charges from destroyer Yuzuki.
19 Apr 1943 USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her fourth war patrol.
30 Jun 1943 USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her fifth war patrol.
21 Jul 1943 USS Haddock fired 8 torpedoes at a convoy, sinking transport Saipan Maru and damaging 3 others in the Philippine Sea with a total of 7 hits.
26 Jul 1943 USS Haddock fired 2 torpedoes at a convoy in the Pacific Ocean; both torpedoes missed. Depth charges drove off Haddock temporarily.
27 Jul 1943 USS Haddock continued to stalk a convoy which she had spotted on the previous day in the Pacific Ocean. She fired 13 torpedoes across the span of the day, making two hits, damaging one oiler.
6 Aug 1943 USS Haddock arrived at Midway, ending her fifth war patrol.
10 Aug 1943 USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.F14,C68,
2 Sep 1943 USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her sixth war patrol.
16 Sep 1943 USS Haddock fired 6 torpedoes on transport Samsei Maru in the Pacific Ocean, damaging her with 1 hit. The damaged ship turned and attempted to ram Haddock, forcing the submarine to submerge and flee.
20 Sep 1943 USS Haddock fired 6 torpedoes on oiler Notoro in the Pacific Ocean, damaging her with 3 hits; Notoro, originally saililng for Japan, turned toward Truk, Caroline Islands for repairs.
20 Sep 1943 USS Haddock fired a total of 12 torpedoes across the span of the day in the Pacific Ocean, damaging transport Shinyubari Maru with 3 hits and damaging another with 4 hits. Haddock was counterattacked several times on this date.
28 Sep 1943 USS Haddock arrived at Midway, ending her sixth war patrol.C96,F111,
20 Oct 1943 USS Haddock departed for her seventh war patrol.
1 Nov 1943 USS Haddock fired 6 torpedoes on a convoy in the Pacific Ocean; she claimed having sunk cable layer Tateishi and trawler Kitagami Maru with a total of 4 hits, but both ships actually survived the attack.
2 Nov 1943 USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes on a destroyer in the Pacific Ocean and claimed to have sunk it, although no Japanese destroyer was lost in that area on that date.
6 Nov 1943 USS Haddock fired a total of 14 torpedoes on a convoy in the Pacific Ocean, claiming two oilers sunk with 8 hits, but the Japanese only suffered one oiler, Hoyo Maru, heavily damaged in that area on that date.
15 Nov 1943 USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her seventh war patrol.
14 Dec 1943 USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her eighth war patrol.
17 Dec 1943 USS Haddock made rendezvous with USS Tullibee and USS Halibut in the Pacific Ocean to form an attack group.
19 Jan 1944 USS Haddock fired 6 torpedoes on a Japanese warship convoy 100 miles east of Guam, Mariana Islands, damaging carrier Unyo with 3 hits. Unyo would sail to Saipan, Mariana Islands for temporary repairs.
5 Feb 1944 USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her eighth war patrol.
10 Mar 1944 USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her ninth war patrol.
24 Apr 1944 USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a convoy 100 miles east of Okinawa, Japan, sinking auxiliary minesweeper Noshiro Maru No. 2 with 1 hit.
10 May 1944 USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her ninth war patrol.
8 Oct 1944 USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her tenth war patrol.
1 Nov 1944 USS Haddock fired 11 torpedoes at a convoy in the South China Sea, claiming 2 hits on 2 transports.
6 Nov 1944 USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a transport in the Philippine Sea between Taiwan and the Philippine Islands, claiming 1 hit on a transport.
10 Dec 1944 USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her tenth war patrol.
13 Feb 1945 USS Haddock shared the credit of sinking two small patrol craft south of Japan with her deck gun.
14 Feb 1945 USS Haddock fired an acoustic seeking torpedo at a small patrol craft south of Japan; the torpedo missed.
5 Mar 1945 USS Haddock fired an acoustic seeking torpedo at a small patrol craft 20 miles east of Kyushu, Japan, damaging the craft.
14 Mar 1945 USS Haddock arrived at Guam, ending her eleventh war patrol.
4 May 1945 USS Haddock fired 6 torpedoes at a ship 5 miles south of Suruga Bay in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan; all torpedoes missed.
22 Aug 1945 USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her twelfth war patrol.
7 Sep 1945 USS Haddock departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for the east coast of the United States via the Panama Canal.
29 Mar 1946 USS Haddock arrived at New London, Connecticut, United States.
20 Apr 1946 USS Haddock began preparations for decommissioning while at New London, Connecticut, United States.
12 Feb 1947 USS Haddock was decommissioned from service at New London, Connecticut, United States.
1 Jun 1960 Submarine Haddock was struck from the US Naval Registrar.
23 Aug 1960 Submarine Haddock was sold to Jacob Checkoway for scrap.

Photographs

Launching ceremony of Haddock, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 20 Oct 1941Sponsor Mrs. Allen and Maid of Honor Mrs. Rossell at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 20 Oct 1941
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Launching ceremony of Haddock, Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 20 Oct 1941Sponsor Mrs. Allen and Maid of Honor Mrs. Rossell at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 20 Oct 1941
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