Allied Warships

Quillback (SS-424)

Submarine of the Tench class


USS Quillback shortly after the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassTench 
Pennant424 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered22 Feb 1943 
Laid down27 Jun 1944 
Launched1 Oct 1944 
Commissioned29 Dec 1944 
End service23 Mar 1973 
History

Decommissioned in April 1952.
Recommissioned 27 February 1953.
Decommissioned and stricken 23 March 1973.
Sold 21 March 1974 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Quillback (424)

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1Richard Philip Nicholson, USN29 Dec 1944

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Notable events involving Quillback include:


17 Feb 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Quillback (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Nicholson, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut.

8 Mar 1945
USS Quillback (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Nicholson, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

14 Mar 1945
USS Quillback (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Nicholson, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida.

2 Apr 1945
USS Quillback (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Nicholson, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Apr 1945
USS Quillback (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Nicholson, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

15 Apr 1945
USS Quillback (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Nicholson, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

30 May 1945
USS Quillback (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Nicholson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kyusyu, Japan.

24 Jul 1945
USS Quillback (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Nicholson) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman


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