Allied Warships

Haddo (SS-255)

Submarine of the Gato class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant255 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down1 Oct 1941 
Launched21 Jun 1942 
Commissioned9 Oct 1942 
End service16 Feb 1946 
History

Decommissioned 16 February 1946.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Stricken 1 August 1958.
Sold 30 April 1959 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Haddo (255)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Willis Ashford Lent, USN1 Apr 194323 Jun 1943

2T/Cdr. John Corbus, USN14 Dec 194318 Feb 1944
3Lt.Cdr. Chester William Nimitz, Jr., USN18 Feb 194418 Oct 1944
4Lt.Cdr. Frank Curtis Lynch, Jr., USN18 Oct 194412 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Haddo include:


9 Apr 1943
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Lent, USN) departed from New London, Connecticut for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Atlantic and to proceed to Rosneath, Scotland afterwards.

30 Apr 1943
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Lent) ended her 1st war patrol at Rosneath, Scotland.

29 Jul 1943
After 2 more uneventful war patrols in Norwegian and Icelandic waters USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. J. Corbus) arrived back at New London.

16 Aug 1943
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. J. Corbus, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island for special torpedo trials.

18 Aug 1943
Having completed her special torpedo trials USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. J. Corbus, USN) departed Newport, Rhode Island New London for Connecticut.

21 Aug 1943
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. J. Corbus, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

2 Nov 1943
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. J. Corbus) arrived at Pearl Harbor after a refit at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

14 Dec 1943
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. J. Corbus) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

4 Feb 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. J. Corbus) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

29 Feb 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr. was the son of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, the US commander in Chief of Pacific Naval forces, and an ex-submariner himself.

29 Mar 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Nichian Maru (6197 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 17°42'N, 109°57'E.

22 Apr 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

18 May 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

11 Jun 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) sank two Japanese trawlers with gunfire in the Celebes Sea south off Mindanao, Philippines in position 07°13'N, 123°13'E.

16 Jul 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

12 Aug 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

21 Aug 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Kinryu Maru (4392 GRT) and Norfolk Maru (6576 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Taiei Maru (9929 GRT) east of Mindoro, Philippines in position 13°22'N, 120°19'E.

22 Aug 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese frigate Sado (870 tons, offsite link) about 35 nautical miles west of Manila, Philippines in position 14°15'N, 120°05'E.

23 Aug 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Asakaze (1270 tons, offsite link) some 20 miles southwest of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines in position 16°06'N, 119°44'E.

8 Sep 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire east of Panay, Philippines in position 11°48'N, 121°10'E.

21 Sep 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Katsuriki (1540 tons) about 80 nautical miles south-west of Manila, Philippines in position 13°35'N, 119°06'E.

3 Oct 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.

20 Oct 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea east of Luzon, Philippines.

9 Nov 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Hishi Maru No.2 (856 GRT) in Mindoro Straits in position 12°24'N, 120°45'E.

25 Nov 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese escort vessel Shimushu (860 tons, offsite link) north-east of Mindoro, Philippines in position 14°00'N, 119°25'E.

6 Dec 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) torpedoed damaged the Japanese tanker Kyoei Maru No.3 (1189 GRT) in position 14°43'N, 119°39'E.

27 Dec 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

5 Jan 1945
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

16 May 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) departed from for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

1 Jul 1945
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 72 (740 tons, built 1944) (offsite link) and the Japanese merchant cargo ships Konri Maru (3106 GRT) and Taiun Maru No.2 (2220 GRT) in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of Korea in position 38°08'N, 124°38'E.

2 Jul 1945
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) sank two small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 38°02'N, 124°41'E.

3 Jul 1945
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) sank a Japanese trawler with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in approximate position 38'N, 121'E.

16 Jul 1945
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) ended her 9th war patrol at Guam.

10 Aug 1945
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) departed from Guam for her 10th war patrol but it was soon terminated by the surrender of Japan. She then headed for Tokyo Bay.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

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U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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