Allied Warships

Cisco (SS-290)

Submarine of the Balao class


USS Cisco as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassBalao 
Pennant290 
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered24 Dec 1941 
Laid down29 Oct 1942 
Launched24 Dec 1942 
Commissioned10 May 1943 
Lost28 Sep 1943 
Loss position9° 47'N, 121° 44'E
History

USS Cisco (Cdr. James Wiggins Coe, USN) is believed on 28 September 1943 by a Japanese naval aircraft (954th Kokutai) and gunboat Karatsu (former USS Luzon) the Sulu Sea, off Panay Island in position 09º47'N, 121º44'E.

Cisco was en-route from Darwin, Australia to her patrol area in the Gulf of Tonkin.

 

Commands listed for USS Cisco (290)

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1T/Cdr. James Wiggins Coe, USN10 May 194328 Sep 1943 (+)

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The history of USS Cisco as compiled on this page is extracted from her patrol report.

This page was last updated in April 2017.

24 Jun 1943
Having completed her torpedo firing trials, USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN), departed Newport, Rhode Island for New London, Connecticut.

24 Jul 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed New London, Connectiut for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

6 Aug 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

7 Aug 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

2 Sep 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) arrived at Brisbane.

9 Sep 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed Brisbane for two days of exercises.

11 Sep 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) arrived at Brisbane from two days of exercises. She departed for Darwin later the same day.

18 Sep 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) arrived at Darwin from Brisbane.

19 Sep 1943
USS Cisco (Cdr. J.W. Coe, USN) departed from Darwin, Australia for her 1st war patrol with orders to patrol in the South China Sea (Tonkin Gulf). However she returned the same day because of a defective main hydraulic system. With the hydraulic system repaired resumes her patrol the next day.

Media links


The Last Patrol

Holmes, Harry


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman


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