Submarine of the Gato class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Electric Boat Co. (Groton, Connecticut, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||27 Aug 1942|
|Launched||23 May 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Aug 1943|
|Lost||12 Oct 1943|
|Loss position||12° 21'N, 78° 50'W|
USS Dorado (Lt.Cdr. Earle Caffrey Schneider, USN) was most likely lost on 12 October 1943 in the Carribean in approximate position 12º21'N, 78º50'W due to an attack by an American aircraft from Guantanamo Bay.
The submarine was in transit from the New London submarine base to the Panama Canal.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the USS Dorado|
Commands listed for USS Dorado (248)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Earle Caffrey Schneider, USN||28 Aug 1943||12 Oct 1943 (+)|
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Notable events involving Dorado include:
12 Sep 1943
USS Dorado (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Schneider, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.
15 Sep 1943
USS Dorado (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Schneider, USN) returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport Rhode Island for emergency repairs at her builders yard.
19 Sep 1943
With her repairs completed, USS Dorado (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Schneider, USN), departed New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island to complete her torpedo trials.
20 Sep 1943
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Dorado (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Schneider, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.
6 Oct 1943
With her trials and initial training completed USS Dorado (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Schneider, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone where she is scheduled to arrive on 14 October.
23 Oct 2011
"USS DORADO (SS-248): On Eternal Patrol" - a 614-page book on the sub and its officers and crew, researched and written by Douglas Campbell, was released on this day. ISBN 978-1-257-95155-0 (1)
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