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SS-401 Sea Dog
United States Navy submarine
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Balao 1943/11/01
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
1944/03/28 1944/06/03 1973/05/18
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Namesake: "malı druh žraloka,ostroun" - Named for the dogfish--a small shark of the North Atlantic, considered destructive by fishermen.
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WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
44/08/0?       joinPac - Panama Canal   66 
44/08/22 44/09/13     P.H.   66 
44/09/13 44/11/05   wolfpack patro01: Nansei Shoto   66 
44/09/17       patro01: Midway - refuel   66 
44/09/28       patro01: entered patrol area   66 
44/10/03       patro01: off Okinawa   66 
44/10/10       patro01: sinking (guns) trawler   66 
44/10/22       patro01: sinking supply ship Muroto SSW of Kagoshima (29-19N, 129-44E)   66  85 
44/10/22       patro01: sinking PG Tomitsu Maru S of Akuseki Jima (29-18N, 129-44E)   66  85 
44/10/28       patro01: attacking CarDiv4 (Ise, Hijuga)   66  99 
44/10/29       patro01: departed for Midway   66 
44/11/05 44/11/29     Midway - refit (AS-19 Proteus)   66 
44/11/29 45/01     patro02: South China Sea SE of Hainan Is   66 
44/12/01 44/12/08   wolfpack Lowrance/F patro02: sail to Saipan - drills on the way   81 
44/12/08 44/12/09   wolfpack Lowrance/F patro02: Saipan - refuel   66 
44/12/14       patro02: arrived patrol station   66 
45/01/03 45/01/05     patro02: port reduction gear repairs   66 
45/01/06     wolfpack Lowrance/F patro02: attacking convoy   81 
45/01/18       patro02: Luzon Strait   66 
45/01/25       patro02: Guam - refuel   66 
45/02/05 45/03/11     P.H. - refit - main engine overhaul, ST radar added   66 
45/03/11 45/04/23     patro03: East China Sea - wolfpack with Threadfin, Trigger   66 
45/03/22 45/03/24     patro03: lifeguard duty SE of Nanpo Shoto   66 
45/03/28       patro03: moved to Kjushu   66 
45/03/29       patro03: rescued pilot S of Osumi Is., attacking I-class SS   66 
45/03/30 45/04/02     patro03: lifeguard duty off Sagami Wan   66 
45/04/02       patro03: attacking AM   66 
45/04/16       patro03: sinking AK Toko Maru betw. Hachijo Jima and Mikura Jima (33-31N, 139-36E)   66  85 
45/04/23 45/05/27     Guam - refit   66 
45/05/27 45/07/05 Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: Guam - sail to Japan Sea  
45/05/28   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: transferred ill crewmen to Lamson   66 
45/06/04   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: entered Japan Sea  
45/06/09   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: sinking Sojo M. in Japan Sea  
45/06/09   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: sinking AKs Sagawa Maru (1186 BRT), Shoyo Maru (2211 BRT) NW of Honshu (38-10N, 138-20E)   81 
45/06/11   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: sinking AK Kofuhu Maru (753 BRT) 20 nm NW of Noshiro, Honshu (40-28N, 139-47E)   81  85 
45/06/12   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: sinking AK Shinsen M. (880 BRT) and Kaiwa M. 12 nm W of Noshiro, Honshu (40-11N, 139-46E)   81 
45/06/15   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: sinking AK Koan Maru (884 BRT) 23 nm NW of Akita, Honshu (39-53N, 139-40E)   81 
45/06/19   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: sinking AKs Kokai M. (1272 BRT), Shinhei M. #3 off Kawashira, Hokkaido (43-12N, 140-19E)   81  85 
45/06/19   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: damaging s/s Naga Maru off Kawashira, Hokkaido (43-12N, 140-19E)   85 
45/06/24   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: La Perousse Strait - sail back to Guam   66 
45/06/30   Barney 17.21/Hydeman´s Hepcats patro04: Midway - refuel   66 
45/07/05 45/08/13     P.H. - refit   66 
45/08/13 45/08/2?     patro05   66 
45/08/2? 45/09/06     P.H.   66 

Ship status, hull number changes...: 1968/12/02 struck from Navy List
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 2 Battle Stars, 5 patrols; 9/25719
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