Allied Warships

S-43 (SS-154)

Submarine of the S-42 class


S-43 as seen prewar

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-42 
Pennant154 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, Mass. 
Ordered 
Laid down13 Dec 1920 
Launched31 Mar 1923 
Commissioned31 Dec 1924 
End service10 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 10 October 1945.
Stricken 13 November 1945.
Sold in November 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-43 (154)

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CommanderFromTo
1Edward Robert Hannon, USNApr 193918 Aug 1942
2Lt. Henry Dixon Sturr, USN18 Aug 194212 Sep 1942
3Edward Robert Hannon, USN12 Sep 1942Oct 1942
4T/Lt.Cdr. Henry Dixon Sturr, USNOct 1942mid 1943
5Hugh Howard Lewis, Jr., USNRmid 1943Oct 1943
6Thomas C. Williamson, USNOct 1943Mar 1945
7Charles C. Wilbur, USNR10 Mar 194510 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving S-43 include:


27 Dec 1941
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) arrived at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.

9 Jan 1942
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) transits the Panama Canal.

5 Mar 1942
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

15 Apr 1942
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) arrived at Brisbane.

11 May 1942
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) departed from Brisbane for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol the St. George's Channel.

10 Jun 1942
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) ended her 1st war patrol at Brisbane.

8 Jul 1942
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) departed from Brisbane for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol the Bismarck Archipelago and to pick up agents at New Ireland and Feni.

7 Aug 1942
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) ended her 2nd war patrol at Brisbane.

14 Sep 1942
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) departed from Brisbane for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Buka Island, Solomons.

14 Oct 1942
USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane.

4 Nov 1942
USS S-43 departed from Brisbane to return to the Panama Canal Zone.

9 Jan 1943
USS S-43 arrived at Coco Solo. She is now assigned to training duties.

19 Mar 1943
USS S-43 departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

24 Mar 1943
USS S-43 arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

25 Mar 1943
USS S-43 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

29 Mar 1943
USS S-43 arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

5 Apr 1943
USS S-43 transited the Panama Canal and arrived at Balboa.

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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