Sea Owl (SS-405)
Submarine of the Balao class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Portsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||8 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||7 Feb 1944|
|Launched||7 May 1944|
|Commissioned||17 Jul 1944|
|End service||15 Nov 1969|
Decommissioned and stricken 15 November 1969.
Commands listed for USS Sea Owl (405)
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|1||T/Cdr. Carter Lowe Bennett, USN||17 Jul 1944||2 May 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Warren C. Hull, Jr., USN||2 May 1945|
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Notable events involving Sea Owl include:
6 Oct 1944
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.
23 Oct 1944
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.
6 Nov 1944
USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Tills (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Brooks, USNR) and USS Vammen (Lt.Cdr. L.M. King, Jr., USNR), USS Spikefish (Cdr. N.J. Nicholas, USN) and USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett, USN).
19 Nov 1944
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.
11 Dec 1944
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha 76 (130 tons) in the East China Sea in position 33°48'N, 128°20'E.
15 Jan 1945
USS Sea Owl (Cmdr Carter Lowe Bennett) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam, and departed from later for her 2nd war patrol; and is assigned to patrol the Luzon Strait.
18 Apr 1945
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) attacked the Japanese submarine I-372 (offsite link) while this submarine is unloading it's cargo at Wake Island. Cdr. Bennett fires three torpedoes, two are duds and one hit the pier the I-372 is moored at. The Japanese submarine crash-dives and continues unloading it's cargo the next day.
21 Apr 1945
USS Sea Owl (Cdr. C.L. Bennett) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.
20 May 1945
USS Sea Owl (Lt.Cdr. Warren C. Hull, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.
9 Jun 1945
USS Sea Owl (Lt.Cdr. Warren C. Hull, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 41 (745 tons) in Tsushima Strait, southeast of Mokpo, Korea in position 34°22'N, 128°11'E.
9 Jun 1945
USS Sea Owl (Lt.Cdr. Warren C. Hull, Jr.) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire. In Mid July 1945 Sea Owl ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.
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