Allied Warships

Golet (SS-361)

Submarine of the Gato class

USS Golet on sea trials in Lake Michigan.

NavyThe US Navy
Built byManitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Jan 1943 
Launched1 Aug 1943 
Commissioned30 Nov 1943 
Lost14 Jun 1944 
Loss position41° 04'N, 141° 31'E

Ordered as a Balao-class submarine but the yard was not ready to start construction of this class after completion of her previous contract so she was built as a Gato-class submarine.

USS Golet (Cmdr James Seerley Clark) is most likely sunk by the Japanese guardboat Miya Maru, the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Bunzan Maru, and naval aircraft off northern Honshu, Japan in position 41º04'N, 141º31'E. All hands (82) were lost with the ship.


Commands listed for USS Golet (361)

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1T/Cdr. James Markland Clement, USN30 Nov 19438 Mar 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Philip Harold Ross, USN8 Mar 19443 May 1944
3T/Cdr. James Seerley Clark, USN28 May 194414 Jun 1944 (+)

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Notable events involving Golet include:

18 Mar 1944
USS Golet (Cdr. P.H. Ross) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands and off southern Hokkaido and eastern Honshu.

3 May 1944
USS Golet (Cdr. P.H. Ross) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

28 May 1944
USS Golet (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Clark) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off northern Honshu in Japanese home waters.

4 Jun 1944
USS Golet (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Clark) most likely sank the Japanese guard boat Shinko Maru No.10 (72 GRT) east of Japan in position 35°47'N, 154°54'E.

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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