Allied Warships

Mackerel (SS-204)

Submarine of the Mackerel class

USS Mackerel during the war

NavyThe US Navy
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Jun 1939 
Laid down6 Oct 1939 
Launched28 Sep 1940 
Commissioned31 Mar 1941 
End service9 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 9 November 1945.
Stricken 28 November 1945.
Sold 24 April 1947 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Mackerel (204)

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1Lt. John Frederick Davidson, USN31 Mar 1941mid 1942
2Lt. Frederick Henry Wahlig, USNmid 1942mid 1943
3T/Lt.Cdr. Romondt Budd, USNmid 1943late 1944
4T/Lt.Cdr. Raymond Francis DuBois, USNlate 1944mid 1945
5Francis T. Cooper, Jr., USNmid 1945Jul 1945
6T/Rear-Admiral Charles Wilkes Styer, Jr., USNJul 1945Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Mackerel include:

12 Apr 1942
USS Mackerel departed New London, Connecticut for the Chesapeake Bay area.

15 Apr 1942
USS Mackerel arrived at Hampton Roads, Virginia from New London, Connecticut.

4 May 1942
USS Mackerel was attacked in error with gunfire by the Panamanian merchant El Lago off Watch Hill, Rhode Island (Block Island Sound). She was not hit.

2 Oct 1942
USS Mackerel departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard for repairs.

3 Oct 1942
USS Mackerel arrived at the Portsmouth Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for repairs and refit.

18 Dec 1942
With her refit completed, USS Mackerel, departed the Portsmouth Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.

14 Aug 1943
USS Capelin (Cdr. E.E. Marshall, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Semmes (Lt.Cdr. W.I. Bull, USN) and USS Mackerel.

6 Jul 1945
USS Mackerel shifted from Casco Bay, Maine to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

7 Jul 1945
USS Mackerel departed Portsmouth, New Hampshire for New London, Connecticut.

8 Jul 1945
USS Mackerel arrived at New London, Connecticut from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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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