Submarine of the Balao class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Cramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||24 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||10 Jun 1942|
|Launched||18 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||2 Jun 1944|
USS Escolar (T/Cdr. William John Millican, USN) probably hit a mine on her first war patrol in the Yellow Sea / Northern South Chine Sea on or after 17 October 1944. She was officially reported overdue on 27 November 1944.
It is also possible she was depth charged and sunk on 19 October 1944 by the Japanese frigate Kaibokan 38 (offsite link) in position 33°32'N, 128°43'E.
Commands listed for USS Escolar (294)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||T/Cdr. William John Millican, USN||2 Jun 1944||Oct 1944|
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Notable events involving Escolar include:
18 Sep 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.
23 Sep 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) refuels at Midway.
17 Oct 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) has her last communication with USS Perch.
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