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SS-315 Sealion II
United States Navy submarine
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Balao 1943/02/25
Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.
1943/10/31 1944/03/08 1978/07/08
sunk
Namesake: lvoun h°ivnatř - Named for the sea lion, any of several large, eared seals native to the Pacific.
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WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
44/05     SubDiv222 joinPac  
44/05/17 44/06/08     P.H.   66 
44/06/08 44/07/21     patro01: South China Sea - sinking 4 ships/7759   81  66 
44/06/12       patro01: Midway - refuel   66 
44/06/23       patro01: off Kusakaki Shima meet with Tang   81 
44/06/24       patro01: off Danjo Gunto, East China Sea meet with Tang & Tinosa   81 
44/06/28       patro01: sinking collier Snasei Maru off Tsushima in Tsushima Strait (33-53N, 129-01E)   66  85 
44/06/30       patro01: sinking sampan   66 
44/07/03       patro01: rendezvous with Tang   81 
44/07/04       patro01: Shanghai area   81 
44/07/06       patro01: sinking AK Setzusan Maru (1922 BRT), attacking DD 110 nm SE of Shanghai (29-55N, 125-55E)   66  85 
44/07/11       patro01: sinking AK Taian Maru #2 from convoy off Shosei Jima, Korea (37-30N, 124-34E)   66  85 
44/07/11       patro01: sinking AKs Tsukushi Maru #2 from convoy off Shosei Jima, Korea (37-24N, 124-31E)   66  85 
44/07/21 44/08/17     Midway - refit (AS-11 Fulton)   66 
44/08/17 44/09/30   Ben's Busters patro02: Philippines <> Formosa  
44/08/30 44/08/31   Ben's Busters patro02: attacking convoy N of Luzon  
44/08/31     Ben's Busters patro02: sinking AM Shirataka from convoy in Luzon Strait (21-05N, 121-26E) > out of torpedoes   81  85 
44/09/0? 44/09/07   Ben's Busters patro02: Saipan - load torpedoes, refuel   81  66 
44/09/12     Ben's Busters patro02: sinking AP/AK Rakujo M. (US POW onboard) & AP Nankai M. E of Hainan Is. (18-42N, 114-30E)   81  85 
44/09/15     Ben's Busters patro02: rescued 54 Austr.& British POW from Rakujo M. 300 nm W of Cape Bojeador, Luzon   81  66  85
44/09/15     Ben's Busters patro02: Philippines <> Formosa: sail to Saipan with prisoners  
44/09/18       patro02: recieved doctor and PhmM from Case   66 
44/09/20       patro02: Tanapag Harbor, Saipan - transferred ex-POWs   66 
44/09/30 44/10/31     P.H. - refit   66 
44/10/31 44/12/0?     patro03: East China Sea - with Kete   81  66 
44/11/04       patro03: Midway - refuel   66 
44/11/14       patro03: transited Tokara Strait   66 
44/11/16       patro03: damage - No. 8 tube accidentaly fired   66 
44/11/17       patro03: start patrol Shanghai approaches   66 
44/11/18       patro03: damage (torpedo in No. 5 tube exploded)   66 
44/11/21       patro03: sinking Kongo, Urakaze 65 miles NNW of Keelung, Formosa (26-09N, 121-23E)   66  85 
44/11/26       patro03: attacking BB  
44/12/0? 44/12/14     Guam - refit   66 
44/12/14 45/01/24     patro04: South China Sea - wolfpack with Blenny, Caiman   66 
44/12/20       patro04: damaging supply Mamiya 270 nm S of Hongkong (17-48N, 114-09E), attacked by Kari, corv. #17   66  85 
44/12/21       patro04: sinking supply ship Mamiya 250 nm S of Hongkong (17-55N, 114-11E)   66  85 
44/12/28 45/01/14   7thFlt patro04: reconn. duties in Philippines   66 
45/01/14 45/01/24     patro04: sail from Philippines to Fremantle   66 
45/01/24 45/02/19     Fremantle - refit   66 
45/02/19 45/04/06   wolfpack Summers patro05: South China Sea, Gulf of Siam   66 
45/03/01 45/03/25   wolfpack Summers patro05: off Malaysian Peninsula with Pampanito & Mingo   81 
45/03/17     wolfpack Summers patro05: sinking AO Samui off Malayan coast 83 nm SE of Kota Bharu (05-18N, 103-23E)   81  85 
45/03/25     wolfpack Bush patro05: off Malaysian Peninsula with Pampanito & Mingo   81 
45/04/02     wolfpack Bush patro05: rescued Army aviator, recieved 3 aviators from Guavina   66 
45/04/06 45/04/30     Subic Bay - refit   66 
45/04/30 45/07/0?     patro06: N part of South China Sea   66 
45/05       patro06: Hong Kong area, lifeguard duty for Formosa strikes   66 
45/06/1? 45/06/30     patro06: Wake - lifeguard duty   66 
45/06/12       patro06: Guam   66 
45/07 45/09     San Francisco - overhaul   66 

Ship status, hull number changes...: 48/11/02>SSP, 50/01/31>ASSP, 56/10/24>APSS, 69/01>LPSS, 77/03/15 struck
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 5 Battle Stars, 6 patrols; 8/42862, Kongo,Urakaze,Shirataka(DM)
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