Allied Warships

S-33 (SS-138)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-1 
Pennant138 
Built byUnion Iron Works (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down14 Jun 1918 
Launched5 Dec 1918 
Commissioned18 Apr 1922 
End service23 Oct 1945 
History

Decommissioned 15 June 1922.
Recommissioned 21 December 1922.
Decommissioned 1 December 1937.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.
Recommissioned 16 October 1940.
Decommissioned 23 October 1945.
Stricken 1 November 1945.
Sold in 1946 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS S-33 (138)

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CommanderFromTo
1Delbert Fred Williamson, USN16 Oct 1940mid 1941
2Lt. Walter Paul Schoeni, USNmid 194123 Jan 1943
3T/Cdr. James Alexander Flenniken, 2nd, USN23 Jan 194323 Apr 1943
4Lt.Cdr. Clyde Benjamin Stevens, Jr., USN24 Apr 1943Sep 1943
5Morton Haynes Lytle, USNSep 1943May 1944
6Alexander Louis Redon, USNRMay 1944Jan 1945
7Andrew M. Wales, USNRJan 194523 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving S-33 include:


7 Jul 1942
USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 1st offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

S-33 had already made several defensive patrols in the Panama Canal Zone.

11 Aug 1942
USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) ended her 1st offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

24 Aug 1942
USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 2nd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Adak and Kiska.

26 Sep 1942
USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) ended her 2nd offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

15 Oct 1942
USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 3rd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kiska.

11 Nov 1942
USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) ended her 3rd offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

23 Nov 1942
USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 4th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Attu.

9 Dec 1942
USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) ended her 4th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

11 Dec 1942
USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) departed from Dutch Harbour bound for San Diego for an overhaul.

18 Apr 1943
USS S-33 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr.) returns to Dutch Harbour.

25 Apr 1943
USS S-33 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr.) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 5th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Kurils.

22 May 1943
USS S-33 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr.) ended her 5th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

4 Jun 1943
USS S-33 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr.) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 6th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Kurils.

18 Jun 1943
USS S-33 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr.) claims the destruction of three Japanese fishing vessels near Paramushiro.

2 Jul 1943
USS S-33 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr.) ended her 6th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

4 Jul 1943
USS S-33 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr.) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 7th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the western Aleutians.

9 Aug 1943
USS S-33 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr.) ended her 7th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

Media links


U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret


U.S. Submarines Through 1945

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