Allied Warships

Macabi (SS-375)

Submarine of the Balao class

USS Macabi during the war.

NavyThe US Navy
Built byManitowoc Shipbuilding Co. (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1942 
Laid down1 May 1944 
Launched19 Sep 1944 
Commissioned29 Mar 1945 
End service11 Aug 1960 

Decommissioned, 16 March 1946.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 1 June 1960.
Decommissioned 11 August 1960 and transferred to Argentina being renamed Santiago del Estero (S-12).
Stricken by the Argentine Navy in 1972 and used for spare parts.


Commands listed for USS Macabi (375)

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1T/Cdr. Anthony Henry Dropp, USN29 Mar 194516 Jun 1946

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Notable events involving Macabi include:

29 Apr 1945
USS Macabi (Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN) departed New Orleans for the Panama Canal Zone.

4 May 1945
USS Macabi (Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from New Orleans.

4 Jun 1945
After a period of training, USS Macabi (Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN), departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

9 Jul 1945
USS Macabi (Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of Truk.

26 Aug 1945
At 1955X/26, USS Dragonet (T/Lt.Cdr G.G. Hinman, USN) joined USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, Jr., USNR) and USS Macabi (T/Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN).

27 Aug 1945
Around 1015W/27, USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, Jr., USNR), USS Dragonet (T/Lt.Cdr G.G. Hinman, USN) and USS Macabi (T/Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour ending their 8th, 3rd and 1st war patrols.

They had been joined around 0520W/27, by USS PC-485 (Lt. J.D. Swan, USNR) which escorted them in.

Media links

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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