Allied Warships

Corvina (SS-226)

Submarine of the Gato class

USS Corvina being launched on 9 May 1943

NavyThe US Navy
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down21 Sep 1942 
Launched9 May 1943 
Commissioned6 Aug 1943 
Lost16 Nov 1943 
Loss position5° 05'N, 151° 10'E

USS Corvina (Cmdr Roderick Shanahan Rooney) was torpedoed and sunk while on her 1st war patrol by the Japanese submarine I-176 (offsite link) south off Truk in position 05º05'N, 151º10'E. There were no survivors.


Commands listed for USS Corvina (226)

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1T/Cdr. Roderick Shanahan Rooney, USN6 Aug 194316 Nov 1943 (+)

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Notable events involving Corvina include:

22 Aug 1943
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Corvina (Cdr. R.S. Rooney, USN) departed Newport, Rhode Island for New London, Connecticut.

18 Sep 1943
With her trails and initial training completed USS Corvina (Cdr. R.S. Rooney, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

29 Sep 1943
USS Corvina (Cdr. R.S. Rooney, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

14 Oct 1943
USS Corvina (Cmdr Roderick Shanahan Rooney) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

4 Nov 1943
USS Corvina (Cmdr Roderick Shanahan Rooney) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area off Truk.

6 Nov 1943
USS Corvina (Cmdr Roderick Shanahan Rooney) refuels at Johnston Island.

Media links

The Last Patrol

Holmes, Harry

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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