Allied Warships

Odax (SS-484)

Submarine of the Tench class

NavyThe US Navy
Built byPortsmouth Navy Yard (Kittery, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down4 Dec 1944 
Launched10 Apr 1945 
Commissioned11 Jul 1945 
End service8 Jul 1972 

Decommissioned, stricken and transferred to Brazil being renamed Rio De Janeiro (S-13) on 8 July 1972.
Rio de Janeiro was decommissioned in 1978 and scrapped in 1981.


Commands listed for USS Odax (484)

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1T/Cdr. Francis David Walker, Jr., USN11 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Odax include:

4 Sep 1945
USS Odax (Cdr. F.D. Walker, Jr., USN) shifted from the Portsmouth Navy Yard to Newport Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

7 Sep 1945
With her torpedo trials completed, USS Odax (Cdr. F.D. Walker, Jr., USN), shifted from Newport Rhode Island to New London, Connecticut.

Media links

U. S. Submarines in World War II

Kimmett, Larry and Regis, Margaret

U.S. Submarines Through 1945

Friedman, Norman
(£ 56.95)

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