Submarine of the Mackerel class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Electric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||15 Jun 1939|
|Laid down||6 Oct 1939|
|Launched||28 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||31 Mar 1941|
|End service||9 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 9 November 1945.
Commands listed for USS Mackerel (204)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt. John Frederick Davidson, USN||31 Mar 1941||mid 1942|
|2||Lt. Frederick Henry Wahlig, USN||mid 1942||mid 1943|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. Romondt Budd, USN||mid 1943||late 1944|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. Raymond Francis DuBois, USN||late 1944||mid 1945|
|5||Francis T. Cooper, Jr., USN||mid 1945||Jul 1945|
|6||T/Rear-Admiral Charles Wilkes Styer, Jr., USN||Jul 1945||Oct 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.
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.
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