Submarine of the Cachalot class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Portsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||21 Oct 1931|
|Launched||19 Oct 1933|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1933|
|End service||17 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned 17 October 1945.
Commands listed for USS Cachalot (170)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Waldemar Nicholas Christensen, USN||17 Apr 1939||8 Apr 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. George Alexander Lewis, USN||8 Apr 1942||mid 1942|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. Harry Clinton Stevenson, USN||Sep 1942||Apr 1943|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. George Donald Gregor, USN||Apr 1943||Oct 1943|
|5||T/Lt.Cdr. Allan George Schnable, USN||Oct 1943||Jul 1944|
|6||T/Lt.Cdr. Frank Nickols Shamer, USN||Jul 1944||Jan 1945|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Frank Arthur Bewley, USNR||Jan 1945||mid 1945|
|8||Francis T. Cooper, Jr., USN||Aug 1945||17 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Cachalot include:
7 Dec 1941
During the Japanese attack USS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. Waldeman N. Christensen) was at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard for a scheduled overhaul. She opened fire on the enemy planes with her machine guns.
12 Jan 1942
With her overhaul completed USS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Christensen) left Pearl Harbor for her first war patrol.
18 Mar 1942
USS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Christensen) conducted reconnaissance of Wake, Eniwetok, Ponape, Truk, Namonuito, and the Hall Islands before she returned to Pearl Harbor on 18 March 1942.
9 Jun 1942
During her second war patrol USS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. George Alexander Lewis, jr.) patrolled north-west of Midway. On 9 June 1942 she put into Midway before continuing her patrol off the Japanese home islands.
26 Jul 1942
USS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. G.A. Lewis) ended her 2nd war patrol when she returned to Pearl Harbor.
23 Sep 1942
USS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. Harry Clinton Stevenson) left Pearl Harbor for her 3th and final war patrol. She was to patrol in the Bering Sea. After this patrol Cachalot was assigned to training duties.
23 Dec 1942
USS Cachalot departed the Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.
3 Jan 1943
USS Cachalot arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Panama Canal Zone.
30 Jun 1945
USS Cachalot departed New London, Connecticut for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
1 Jul 1945
USS Cachalot arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for a refit.
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