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SS-194 Seadragon
United States Navy submarine
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Sargo 1938/04/18
Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.
1939/04/11 1939/10/23 1948
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Namesake: v°etenka - A small fish more commonly called the dragonet.
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WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
41/12/07 41/12/10   AsiaFlt/SubRon20/SubDiv202 Cavite - repairs   114 
41/12/10       damage (Takao kokutai, 1st kokutai) - Cavite Navy Yard - 1 KIA, 5 WIA   82  66  85
41/12/10 41/12/15     Manila Bay - repairs (A-9 Canopus, ASR-6 Pigeon)   66 
41/12/16 41/12/2?     carry Asiatic Fleet personel from Manila to Surabaya   66 
41/12/2? 41/12/30     Surabaya - repairs, repainted   66 
41/12/30     3 patro01: South China Sea   66 
42/01/08       patro01: Cam Ranh Bay   66 
42/01/10       patro01: attacking DD   66 
42/01/11       patro01: huntinkg convoy off Cam Ranh Bay   66 
42/01/12       patro01: evading planes, in the evening hunting convoy   66 
42/01/14       patro01: off Cape Varella   66 
42/01/16       patro01: hunting convoy off Hon Lon   66 
42/01/23       patro01: atacking convoy off Cape Varella - damaging AK Fukujo Maru (12-00N, 109-00E)   66  85 
42/01/27 42/01/29     patro01: moved from Indochina to Luzon   66 
42/01/29       patro01: Luzon coast from Subic Bay to Lingayen Gulf   66 
42/02/02       patro01: sinking Tamagawa Maru from 4-ship convoy off Cape Bolinao (17-16N, 119-48E)   66  85 
42/02/02       patro01: attacking AK Nisshu Maru from the same convoy   85 
42/02/04 42/02/06     patro01: Coregidor - load cargo and passengers   66 
42/02/06 42/02/13     patro01: sail from Corregidor to Surabaya   66 
42/02/13 42/02/21     Surabaya - refit   66 
42/02/21 42/03/04     sail from Surabaya to Tjilatjip > Fremantle   66 
42/03/04 42/03/18?     Fremantle   66 
42/03/18?       patro02: Indochina   66 
42/03/2?       patro02: Cebu Is - take fuel and foods for Corregidor   66 
42/04/08       patro02: Corregidor - unload food cargo, embark 21 evacuees   66  85 
42/04/11       patro02: attacking DD of Subic Bay   66 
42/04/12 42/04/26     patro02: sail from Subic Bay to Lombok Strait (04/20) > Fremantle   66 
42/04/26 42/06/11     Fremantle - refit   66 
42/06/11 42/08/02     patro03: South China Sea   66 
42/06/2?       patro03: Cape Varella   66 
42/06/27 42/06/3?     patro03: Singapore - Hong Kong routes   66 
42/07/04       patro03: attacking 3-ship convoy, then attacking 2 freighters   66 
42/07/12       patro03: sinking AK Hijama Maru   66 
42/07/12       patro03: sinking AK Nichizan Maru off CAm Ranh Bay (13-47N, 109-33E)   85 
42/07/13       patro03: sinking aux. Shinjo Maru 10 nm NE of Cape Varella (13-05N, 109-29E)   66  85 
42/07/16       patro03: sinking Hakodate Maru from 4-ship convoy N of Cape Varella (12-55N, 109-29E)   66  85 
42/07/20 42/08/0?     patro03: sail from South China Sea to Fremantle   66 
42/08/0? 42/08/26     Fremantle - refit   66 
42/08/26 42/10/20     patro04: Indochina coast, Balikpapan   66 
42/09/10       patro04: off Apo East Passage   66 
42/09/11       patro04: emergency apendoctomy performed onboard   66 
42/09/12 42/09/16     patro04: patrol W of Macclesfield Bank   66 
42/09/16       patro04: off Cape Varella   66 
42/09/22       patro04: attacking cruiser + 2 DDs off Cam Ranh Bay   66 
42/09/29       patro04: damaging ship from 4-ship convoy   66 
42/10/03 42/10/08     patro04: moved from South China Sea to Balikpapan   66 
42/10/10       patro04: sinking AP Shigure Maru off Samarinda, Borneo (01-01S, 117-22E)   66  85 
42/10/11       patro04: off Cape William, Cape Mandar   66 
42/10/12       patro04: off Makassar City   66 
42/10/14       patro04: Lombok Strait   66 
42/10/20 42/11/23     refit - Fremantle (AS-3 Holland),Brisbane (AS-13 Griffin,AS-11 Fulton)   66 
42/11/23 43/01/07     patro05: Bismarck Is.   66 
42/11/29 42/12/01     patro05: Rabaul - Shortland routes   66 
42/12/01 42/12/11     patro05: Buna routes   66 
42/12/11       patro05: damaging AK Johore Maru off Cape St. George (04-55S, 152-44E)   66  85 
42/12/20       patro05: sinking/prob I-4 SE of Rabaul (05-02S, 152-33E)   66 
42/12/25       patro05: damaging AP Nankai Maru off Cape St. Geroge (05-05S, 152-28E), attacked by Uzuki   66  85 
42/12/26 43/01/07     patro05: sail from Bismarck Is. to P.H.   66 
43/01/07       P.H.   66 
43/01/16 43/04/08     MINY - overhaul - new batteries, radar, 3'' moved forward   66 
43/04/1? 43/05/09     P.H.   66 
43/05/09 43/06/24?     patro06: Carolines   66 
43/05/20       patro06: sighted IJN SS   66 
43/05/22 43/06/04     patro06: off Truk   66 
43/06/04 43/06/1?     patro06: recon. Ponape, move to Marshalls   66 
43/06/13       patro06: damaging freighter   66 
43/06/17 43/06/21     patro06: sail from Marshalls to Midway   66 
43/06/24? 43/07/18     P.H. - refit, repairs (steering gear)   66 
43/07/18 43/08/30     patro07: Wake, Marshalls - damaging 5 feighters   66 
43/07/27       patro07: damaged already damaged AP Suwa Maru off Wake Is. (19-15N, 166-30E)   85 
43/08/04       patro07: damaging AP Kembu Maru 180nm ENE of Ponape (07-33N, 161-10E)   85 
43/08/1?       patro07: recon. Wotje   66 
43/08/30 43/09/24     P.H.   66 
43/09/24 43/11/05     patro08: Marshalls - Kwajalein area   66 
43/10/13       patro08: damaging AE Soja off Kwajalein (08-50N, 167-50E)   66  85 
43/11/05 43/12/14     ?P.H.? - refit   66 
43/12/14 44/02/05     patro09: Carolines - Truk <> Saipan routes   66 
44/01/20       patro09: damaging store ship Irako NW of TRuk (08-04N, 152-40E)   85 
44/02/05 44/04/01     P.H. - refit - 3'' replaced by 4''   66 
44/04/01 44/05/25     patro10: Japan   66 
44/04/16       patro10: Oshima, Bungo Suido, Kii Suido   66 
44/04/23       patro10: sinking AK Daiju Maru from convoy (4 AK+3 PC) off Shiono Misaki, Honshu (33-26N, 135-46E)   66  85 
44/04/23       patro10: attacking naval auxiliary   66 
44/04/26 44/04/28     patro10: Tokio <> Manila lanes   66 
44/04/27       patro10: damaging AK Hawaii Maru off Shikoku (33-16N, 135-48E)   66  85 
44/04/28 44/05/0?     patro10: Nagoya <> Saipan routes   66 
44/05/0 ? 44/05/03     patro10: Suruga Wan entrance   66 
44/05/03 44/05/05     patro10: Tokyo-Guam-Saipan-Truk lanes   66 
44/05/05 44/05/13     patro10: Sagami Wan entrances   66 
44/05/13       patro10: sinking (guns) armed trawler   66 
44/05/21       patro10: Midway - refuel   66 
44/05/25       P.H.   66 
44/06 44/08/2?     MINY - engine overhaul   66 
44/09/07 44/09/23     P.H.   66 
44/09/23   King2 17/Blakely Hellcats patro11: North China Sea   66 
44/10/03 44/10/04 King2 17/Blakely Hellcats patro11: Saipan - refuel   66 
44/10/21   King2 17/Blakely Hellcats patro11: found 2ndStrFor - attacking off Pescadors  
44/10/24   King2 17/Blakely Hellcats patro11: sinking AP Eiko M., AK Daiten M. from convoy 170 nm NW of Cape Bojeador (20-31N, 118-33E)   66  85 
44/10/24   King2 17/Blakely Hellcats patro11: sinking AP/AK Kokuryu Maru from convoy 165 nm NW of Cape Bojeador (20-27N, 118-31E)   66  85 
44/10/26   King2 17/Blakely Hellcats patro11: headed for Luzon   66 
44/10/27 44/10/28 King2 17/Blakely Hellcats patro11: lifeguard duty off Luzon   66 
44/10/29 44/11/08 King2 17/Blakely Hellcats patro11: sail from Luzon to Midway   66 
44/11/08 44/12/03     Midway - refit   66 
44/12/03       patro12: Japan   66 
44/12/1? 45/01/10     patro12: Japan - antishipping and lifeguard duty   66 
45/01/10 45/01/19     patro12: Bonins - antishipping and lifeguard duty   66 
45/01/19 45/01/22     patro12: sail from Bonins to Guam   66 
45/01/22 45/01/23     Guam   66 
45/01/23 45/02     sail from Guam to P.H.   66 
45/02       P.H. - refit   66 
45/02 45/05     California - training duties   66 
45/05       leftPac   66 

Ship status, hull number changes...: 1948/04/30 struck from Navy List
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 11 Battle Stars, 12 patrols, 9/41455, I-4
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