Allied Warships

Barracuda (SS-163)

Submarine of the Barracuda class


USS Barracuda prewar

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBarracuda 
Pennant163 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down20 Oct 1921 
Launched24 Jul 1924 
Commissioned1 Oct 1924 
End service3 Mar 1945 
History

Decommissioned 14 May 1937.
Recommissioned 5 September 1940.
Decommissioned 3 March 1945.
Stricken 10 March 1945.
Sold 16 November 1945 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Barracuda (163)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. James M. Hicks, USN5 Sep 1940Apr 1942
2Mason J. Hamilton, USNApr 1942Nov 1942
3Harold E. Duryea, USNNov 1942Dec 1943
4Lt.Cdr. Otis John Earle, USNDec 1943Aug 1944
5Franz Perkins Hoskins, USNRAug 1944Jan 1945
6Sigmund A. Bobcyzinski, USN1 Jan 19453 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Barracuda include:


9 Oct 1942
USS Barracuda departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

17 Oct 1942
USS Barracuda arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for refit and alterations.

30 Mar 1943
With her refit completed, USS Barracuda, arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

29 Apr 1943
USS Barracuda departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

30 Apr 1943
USS Barracuda arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

8 May 1943
USS Barracuda departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

9 May 1943
USS Barracuda arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

23 May 1943
USS Barracuda departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

24 May 1943
USS Barracuda arrived at Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

19 Jun 1943
USS Barracuda departed Casco Bay, Maine and arrived at the Portsmouth Navy Yard to repair defects.

26 Jun 1943
USS Barracuda departed the Portsmouth Navy Yard for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

14 Sep 1943
USS Barracuda departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut via New York.

16 Sep 1943
USS Barracuda arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

29 Oct 1943
USS Barracuda departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

16 Feb 1945
USS Barracuda arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for decommissioning.

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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