Allied Warships

Hake (SS-256)

Submarine of the Gato class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassGato 
Pennant256 
Built byElectric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down1 Nov 1941 
Launched17 Jul 1942 
Commissioned30 Oct 1942 
End service19 Apr 1968 
History

Decommissioned 13 July 1946.
Served as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel.
Placed out of service and stricken 19 April 1968.
Sold 5 December 1972 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Hake (256)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. John Cozine Broach, USN20 Oct 194225 Jul 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Frank Edward Haylor, USN25 Jul 194415 Sep 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Alan George Schnable, USN15 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Hake include:


8 Apr 1943
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach, USN) departed from New London, Connecticut for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the North Atlantic while on passage to Rosneath, Scotland.

29 Apr 1943
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) ended her 1st war patrol at Rosneath, Scotland.

27 May 1943
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) departed from Scotland for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Azores.

17 Jul 1943
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) ended her 2nd war patrol at New London.

25 Aug 1943
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) departed from New London bound for the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

25 Aug 1943
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Chesapeake Bay for special radar trials.

3 Sep 1943
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach, USN) departed Chesapeake Bay for the Panama Canal Zone.

10 Sep 1943
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone.

14 Sep 1943
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

27 Dec 1943
With her overhaul completed USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Philippines.

11 Jan 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) torpedoed and sank the Japanese aircraft transport Nigitsu Maru (9547 GRT) about 300 nautical miles south-east of Okinawa in position 23°15'N, 133°49'E.

26 Jan 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Shuko Maru (889 GRT) off Ambon, Netherlands East Indies in position 05°50'N, 126°00'E.

1 Feb 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Nanka Maru (4065 GRT) and the Japanese troop transport Tacoma Maru (5772 GRT) off the northeast coast of Halmahera in position 01°32'N, 128°50'E.

13 Feb 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in the Banda Sea in position 04°37'S, 125°26'E.

20 Feb 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

18 Mar 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

27 Mar 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Yamamizu Maru (5154 GRT) about 75 nautical miles south of Borneo in position 03°53'S, 109°42'E.

2 Apr 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Tarakan Maru (5135 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 01°58'N, 106°20'E.

30 Apr 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

23 May 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol southwest of Mindanao.

8 Jun 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Kazagumo (2080 tons, offsite link) at the mouth of Davao Gulf, about 20 nautical miles south-west of Cape San Augustin, Mindanao, Philippines in position 06°03'N, 124°57'E.

17 Jun 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Kinshu Maru (5591 GRT) about 65 nautical miles south-east of Davao in position 06°10'N, 126°18'E.

20 Jun 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Hibi Maru (5875 GRT) in Saragan Strait in position 05°36'N, 125°17'E.

11 Jul 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

5 Aug 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. Frank E. Haylor) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol., and was ordered to patrol off the Philippines.

6 Sep 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. F.E. Haylor) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Hibiki (offsite link) east of Luzon, Philippines in position 16°19'N, 119°44'E.

24 Sep 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. F.E. Haylor) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

20 Oct 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. F.E. Haylor) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

19 Nov 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. F.E. Haylor) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese light cruiser Isuzu (offsite link) about 55 nautical miles west of Corregidor, Philippines in position 14°22'N, 119°38'E.

5 Dec 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. F.E. Haylor) lands supplies on Panay, Philippines and evacuates 29 US aviators shot down by the Japanese.

16 Dec 1944
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. F.E. Haylor) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.

12 Jan 1945
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. F.E. Haylor) departed from Fremantle for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

13 Mar 1945
USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. F.E. Haylor) ended her 8th war patrol at San Francisco. She is now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

20 Jul 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Hake (Cdr. F.E. Haylor) departed for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of Honshu, Japan.

2 Sep 1945
USS Hake (Cdr. F.E. Haylor) was one of the submarines that were present at Tokyo Bay on VJ-Day.

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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