Allied Warships

Cuttlefish (SS-171)

Submarine of the Cachalot class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassCachalot 
Pennant171 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down7 Oct 1931 
Launched21 Nov 1933 
Commissioned8 Jun 1934 
End service24 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 24 October 1945.
Stricken 3 July 1946.
Sold 12 February 1947 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Cuttlefish (171)

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CommanderFromTo
1George Edmund Peterson, USN14 Jun 19381941
2Martin Perry Hottel, USNmid 194123 Jun 1942
3T/Lt.Cdr. Elliott Eugene Marshall, USN23 Jun 194231 Dec 1942
4Harold Edward Baker, USN31 Dec 1942Sep 1943
5David Rickart Connole, USNSep 1943Dec 1944
6Cdr. Robert F. Kelly, USNDec 1944Oct 1945
7Harold L. Sager, USNROct 194524 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Cuttlefish include:


29 Jan 1942
During the attack on Pearl Harbor USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. Martin Perry Hottel) was at the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul. On 29 January 1942 she left Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

24 Mar 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Hottel) ended her 1st war patrol when she returned to base at Midway.

2 May 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Hottel) left Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Saipan and the northern islands of the Marianas group. Later she was ordered to patrol some 700 nautical miles west of Midway.

15 Jun 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. M.P. Hottel) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

29 Jul 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. Elliot Eugene Marshall) left Midway for her 3th and final war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

21 Aug 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Marshall) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese ammunition ship Nichiro Maru (6534 GRT) in position 31°00'N, 130°00'E.

20 Sep 1942
USS Cuttlefish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Marshall) ended her 3th and final war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now assigned to training duties.

1 Dec 1942
USS Cuttlefish departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.

10 Dec 1942
USS Cuttlefish arrived at New London, Connecticut from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

30 Aug 1943
USS Cuttlefish departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

22 Nov 1944
USS Cuttlefish departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

23 Nov 1944
USS Cuttlefish arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

27 Nov 1944
USS Cuttlefish departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

28 Nov 1944
USS Cuttlefish arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

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