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  USS Darter (SS-227) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Darter (SS-227), a Gato class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the darter, any of many small American fresh-water fishes, closely related to the perch family.
She stood by on patrol during the carrier air strikes on Truk of 16 February and 17 February, then fueled at Milne Bay on her way to refit at Brisbane between 29 February and 17 March.
In addition to the Navy Unit Commendation, Darter received four battle stars earned during her four war patrols, the last three of which were designated as "successful".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Darter_(SS-227)   (911 words)

USS Darter's bell was attached to Submarine Barracks flagpole
DARTER's third patrol was again in the eastern Celebes Sea, and she sank the large mine layer TSUGARU on June 29, 1944.
DARTER was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for the last patrol.
www.csp.navy.mil /ww2boats/darter.htm   (662 words)

 USS Darter SS-227
She stood by on patrol during the carrier air strikes on Truk of 16 and 17 February, then fueled at Milne Bay on her way to refit at Brisbane between 29 February and 17 March.
As Dace submerged, Darter was bombed by an enemy plane.
In addition to the Navy Unit Commendation, Darter received four battle stars earned during her four war patrols, the last three of which were designated as"successful".
www.navyhistory.com /Submarine/Darter.html   (662 words)

 SubmarineSailor.Com USS Darter SS-227 Aground   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We went aboard the remains of the USS Darter, SS-227.
Darter ran aground while doing an "end around" in 1944.
The water around Darter was only three to four feet deep.
www.submarinesailor.com /Boats/SS227Darter/DarterWreckage1965.htm   (200 words)

 Naval Losses WWII
USS Northampton (CA-26) torpedoed by the Japanese destroyer Oyashio on 30 November 1942 during the Battle of Tassafaronga and sank on 1 December 1942.
USS Cisco (SS-290) sunk by Japanese warships and aircraft in the Sulu Sea, 28 September 1943.
USS Wahoo (SS-238) sunk by Japanese aircraft and Japanese submarine chasers 15 and 43 in Soya Strait, Japan, 11 October 1943.
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 Batfish Wall of Honor
USS Barbel SS-316 45' Sunk by aerial bombs.
USS Sealion SS-195 41' Sunk by aerial bombs.
USS Thresher SSN 593 63' Sunk cause unknown.
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 http://www.infomagic.net/~grog/Darter.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Darter maneuvered inside the escorts and fired six torpedoes from her bow tubes at the target from close range, which missed.
Darter received praise from upper echelon commanders for her performance on her first patrol; however, due to the lack of definite confirmation data, did not qualify for the Submarine Combat Insignia, but her crew was awarded the Battle Star.
Darter would have to take her chances up there." After Stovall objected, the mission was canceled and the teams left the boat.
www.infomagic.net /~grog/Darter.htm   (2068 words)

 USS Darter SS 227   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
USS Darter on Bombay Shoal after 85 rounds of ammunition had benn fired into her.
The submarine USS Rock SS 274 fired 10 torpedoes at Darter but they explode on the reef.
The USS Nautilus SS 168 arrived on 10/31/1944 and fired 55 more rounds of 6 inch ammunition into Darter and it was then determined that she was only useful as scrap metal at that point.
www.rddesigns.com /ww2/darter.html   (153 words)

 Cruisers For Breakfast / USS Darter SS-227, USS Dace SS-247 / John G. Mansfield Jr. / SubmarineBooks.com
At the 'scope aboard the USS Dace is Commander Bladen Claggett, USN.
The saga of the USS Darter, lead ship in it's class, and USS Dace, is an epic tale of the sea and the courage of sailors in war.
Dace and Darter pursued the Takao, but, having been unable to get a navigational fix for some time, Darter ran hard aground on Bombay Shoal and Dace had to break-off the pursuit to rescue the crew of her stranded partner.
www.submarinebooks.com /Darter.htm   (776 words)

 Submarine Photo Index
Darter was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation, and received four battle stars for World War II service.
Darter (SS-227) after receiving 55 point-blank hits from the 6-inch deck gun of the Nautilus (SS-168) on October 31st, 1944.
General view of the destruction wrought on the deck of the Darter (SS-227) after she was grounded and destroyed by shellfire on Bombay Shoal off Palawan on 4th patrol, 24 October 1944.
www.navsource.org /archives/08/08227.htm   (443 words)

 ipedia.com: USS Darter (SS-227) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dace did, however, score 21 hits with her four-inch gun.
Finally, Nautilus (SS-168) arrived on 31 October and scored 55 hits with her six-inch guns.
It is doubtful that any equipment in DARTER at 1130 this date would be of any value to Japan -- except as scrap.
www.ipedia.com /uss_darter__ss_227_.html   (887 words)

 A chronological list of U.S. Submarine losses
USS Flier (SS-250) 13-Sep-44 80 men lost; 8 men captured and survived the war.
USS Tang (SS-306) 25-Oct-44 83 men lost; 9 men captured and survived the war.
USS Cochino (SS-345) 26-Aug 49 One man lost plus six men lost from Tusk during rescue.
www.sid-hill.com /history/list-2.htm   (153 words)

 USSVI - Memorials by State - Michigan
Dedication speaker was Capt. David McClintock of the USS DARTER.
This monument representing a WW II submarine is dedicated to Captain David H. McClintock USN, Marquette; to Captain B. Dulaney Claggett USN, Bethesda, MD; and to the officers and men of submarines DARTER and DACE.
The original bridge structure of the USS DRUM is near the USS SILVERSIDES at Muskegon.
www.ussvi.org /mem/state-mi.htm   (442 words)

 " A Tribute To the USS DRUM / SS 228"
The USS DRUM (SS-228) was launched May 12, 1941 by Portsmouth Navy Yard, New Hampshire, sponsored by Mrs.
The DRUM was donated to the USS ALABAMA Battleship Commmission on April 14th, 1969.
The helicopter was seen to lift off the deck of the USS GARRETT COUNTY and crash into the Bassac River.
members.tripod.com /~jddogman/index-15.html   (2003 words)

 Submarine Fleet-Diesel and Nuclear Submarine Homepages
USS Finback SS 230A story from a 5 patrol man off the Finback who also commissioned the Sperry and was on a oilier when it was torpedoed.
USS Ray SSN 653 Salute to the USS Ray SSN 653 which is nicely done, a "dolphin" from a foreign navy each month, and links.
USS Kentucky SSBN 737 PageFrom a Capt in USN.
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 http://www.infomagic.net/~grog/Aground.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Crew members of the USS Perch (APSS-313) paddling to the USS Darter, summer of 1965
USS Perch crew members exploring the remains of the USS Darter, summer of 1965
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 VADM Wilkinson Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Following Submarine School, he served in USS R-10 (SS 87) for one month and then reported to USS BLACKFISH (SS 221) as a member of the commissioning crew.
From April 1948 to April 1950, Admiral Wilkinson completed assignments at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago as an associate engineer; and, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, as Chief of the Operations Branch and Bureau of Ships Representative.
In August 1953, Admiral Wilkinson was assigned to USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571), the first nuclear-powered ship, to be its first Commanding Officer.
www.ussnautilus.org /Wilkinson_bio.html   (499 words)

 USS Darter SS-227
The second Darter (SS-576) was launched 28 May 1956 by General Dynamics Corp. (Electric Boat Co. Division), Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs.
Russell; and commissioned 20 October 1956, Lieutenant Commander R. Blaine in command.
Since her commissioning Darter has operated on various training exercises in the Atlantic, both locally from her home ports of Newport, R.I., and Charleston, S.C., (since 1 August 1959), and to Canada and Northern Europe on NATO maneuvers.
www.navyhistory.com /Submarine/Darter2.html   (72 words)

 USS Darter Dedication
The project began as an effort to recognize the accomplishments of Capt. David H. McClintock, USN (Ret.), a resident of Marquette.
McClintock was the commanding officer of the USS DARTER (SS 227) who with Capt. Bladen D. Claggett, USN (Ret.), the commanding officer of the USS DACE (SS 247) played key roles in the initial stages of the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest Naval engagement in history.
The McClintock Darter/Dace Recognition is the first Navy memorial to be built in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and it honors Captains McClintock and Claggett, the crews of the submarines DARTER and DACE, and all U.S. submariners of WWII.
www.csp.navy.mil /news/darter.htm   (750 words)

 USS West Virginia History
At noon on December 1, 1923, the USS West Virginia was commissioned under command of Capt. Thomas J. Senn.
This was the last American Battleship to be launched prior to the restrictions imposed by the 1922 Washington Conference on Limitation of Naval Armament.
American submarines Darter (SS-247) and Dace (SS-227) drew first blood in what would become known as the Battle for Leyte Gulf on October 29 when they sank, respectively, two of Kurita's cruisers, Maya and Atago.
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USS SAM HOUSTON SSBN 609 (Note: This is one of those sites where the music just doesn't go away.)
USS THOMAS A. (Just a few trips on this one and look what happened to Dave Patrick!)
USS JOHN C. (This is REALLY a neat page with lots of info on boat and crew!)
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 Casualties, Navy and Coast Guard Ships, WW II
USS Porter (DD-356) sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-21 near Santa Cruz Island, east of the Solomon Islands, 26 October 1942.
USS Reuben James (DD-245) sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine U-552 south of Iceland, 31 October 1941.
USS Valor (AMc-108) sunk in collision with USS Richard W.
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In addition to a section on Torsk, Larry has pages on USS Rock (SSR-274),USS Dentuda (SS-335),USS Catfish (SS-339),USS Sam Houston (SS(B)N-609),and USS Halibut (SSN-587).
USS Blueback (SS-581) - The Navy's last Diesel Submarine!
USS Canopus AS-34 Web Page - a page about the submarine tender Canopus.
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Nine of the crew were taken prisoner and survived the war.
One man from Cochino and 6 men from USS Tusk were lost in the rescue operation.
There is a port of no return, where ships
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