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Submarines in the Pacific
List of submarines, midget submarines and cargo containers

 

United States Navy United States Navy (USN)
Fleet Submarines
SS-144 (S-39)  grounded August 14 1942 and abandoned
USS Argonaut SS-166 (SM-1/SF-7/SS-166/APS-1)  sunk by enemy attack January 10, 1943
SS-144 (S-39)  grounded August 14, 1942 abandoned crew rescued
USS Argonaut SS-166  sunk January 10, 1943
USS Porpoise SS-172  scrapped 1957
USS Shark SS-174  likely sunk February 11, 1942
USS Perch SS-176  sunk March 3, 1942 off Surabaya
USS Plunger SS-179  scrapped April 22, 1957
USS Sculpin SS-191  scuttled November 19, 1943 off Truk
USS Seawolf  SS-197  sunk by friendly fire October 4, 1944
USS Gudgeon SS-211  sunk April 18, 1944
USS Grampus SS-207  sunk February 18 or March 5, 1943 in the central Solomons
USS Grayback SS-208  sunk February 27, 1944
USS Grenadier SS-210  scuttled April 22, 1943
USS Gato SS-212  scrapped 1961
USS Grouper SS-214  scrapped August 11, 1970
USS Grunion SS-216  sunk July 31, 1942
USS Albacore SS-218  likely sunk November 7, 1944 **
USS Amberjack SS-219  sunk February 16, 1943
USS Corvina SS-226  sunk November 16, 1943
USS Herring SS-233  sunk June 1, 1944 by off Matsuwa in the Kurlie Islands
USS Wahoo SS-238  sunk October 11, 1943 off La Perouse Strait
USS Hoe SS-258  scrapped September 10, 1960
USS Peto SS-265  scrapped November 29, 1960
USS Rasher SS-269  sunk August 18, 1944 off Cap Bolinao, Luzon
USS Robalo SS-273  sunk July 26, 1944 off Palawan
USS Bowfin SS-287  displayed Pearl Harbor at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
USS Cabrilla SS-288  scrapped April 18, 1972
USS Lionfish SS-298  displayed at Battleship Cove
USS Apogon SS-308  sunk July 25, 1946 off Bikini Atoll by atomic bomb "Baker"
USS Aspro SS-309  sunk November 16, 1962 off San Diego, CA
USS Burrfish SS-312 (SSR-312, HMCS Grilse SS-71)  sunk November 19, 1969 off San Clemente Island, CA
USS Becuna SS-319 (AGSS-319)  displayed Independence Seaport Museum at Philadelphia, PA
USS Golet SS-361  sunk June 14, 1944
USS Kete SS-369  sunk March 20, 1945
USS Lagarto SS 371  sunk May 4, 1945 in Gulf of Thailand off Malaysia
USS Pampanito SS-383  displayed at Fisherman's Wharf operated by San Francisco Maritime Park Association
USS Nautilus SSN 571  displayed at Submarine Force Library & Museum

 

Imperial Japanese Navy Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN)
Fleet Submarines

I-1  sunk January 29, 1943 off Kamimbo Bay, Guadalcanal
I-3  sunk December 9, 1942 off Kamimbo Bay, Guadalcanal
I-10  sunk July 4, 1944
I-14  sunk May 28, 1946 off Barber's Point on Oahu
I-15  sunk November 10, 1942
I-16  sunk May 19, 1944
I-17  sunk August 19, 1943
I-18  sunk February 11, 1943 *
I-19  sunk November 25, 1943 by USS Radford
I-20  presumed lost November 18, 1943 off Espiritu Santo
I-22  missing December 12, 1942
I-24  sunk June 11, 1943 off Shemya Island
I-25  likely sunk August 25, 1942
I-36  scuttled April 1, 1946 off Goto Island
I-47  scuttled April 1, 1945 off Goto Island
I-52  sunk June 24, 1944 roughly 1,200 miles west of the Cape Verde islands
I-58  scuttled April 1, 1945 off Goto Island
I-70  sunk December 10, 1944 north of Hawaii
I-501  (U-181) scuttled February 12, 1946
I-502  (U-862) scuttled February 13, 1946 [ details ]
I-169 "Shinohara" (I-69)  sunk April 4, 1944
I-177  sunk October 3, 1944 *
I-178  sunk June 18, 1943 *
I-180  sunk April 16, 1944
I-181  sunk March 1, 1944
I-201  sunk May 23, 1946 off Barber's Point on Oahu
I-400  sunk June 4, 1946 off Barber's Point on Oahu
I-401  sunk May 31, 1946 off Barber's Point on Oahu
I-402  scuttled April 1, 1945 off Goto Island
I-403  never completed, likely scrapped
I-404  scrapped postwar
RO-33  sunk August 29, 1942 at Kiska Harbor
RO-50  sunk April 1, 1946 off Kinai Island / Goto Island
RO 60  grounded December 9, 1941
RO-65  sunk September 28, 1942
RO-100  sunk November 24, 1943
RO-101  sunk September 15 , 1943
RO-109  sunk April 25, 1945 off Okinawa
I-123  (SS-50) sunk August 29, 1942
I-124  sunk January 21, 1942 off Darwin
Type A
Midget Submarines
HA-8 Type A midget submarine  scuttled December 3, 1942 off Guadalcanal
HA-10 Type A midget submarine  missing November 28, 1942 off Guadalcanal
HA-11 Type A midget submarine scuttled November 7, 1942 off Cape Esperence, salvaged 1944
HA-14 Type A midget submarine (M27)  scuttled May 31, 1942 Sydney Harbor salvaged displayed AWM
HA-16 Type A midget submarine (Midget E)  sunk December 7, 1941 discovered 2009
HA-16 Type A midget submarine  missing May 30, 1942 off Diego-Suarez on Madagascar, one crew washed ashore
HA-18 Type A midget submarine (Midget D)  sunk December 7, 1941 salvaged 1960 displayed Eta Jima
HA-19 Type A midget submarine (Midget C)  grounded December 7, 1941 displayed National Museum of the Pacific War
HA-20 Type A midget submarine (Midget A)  sunk December 7, 1941 by USS Ward discovered August 28, 2002 by HURL
HA-20b Type A midget submarine  beached May 30, 1942 on Madagascar crew killed
HA-21 Type A midget submarine (M22)  sunk June 1, 1942 salvaged displayed AWM and RAN Heritage Centre
HA-22 Type A midget submarine  scuttled off Cape Esperence on Guadlacanal
HA-22 Type A midget submarine (Midget B)  sunk December 7, 1941 salvaged and buried at USN Submarine Base at Pearl Harbor
HA-24 Type A midget submarine (M24)  sunk June 1, 1942 Sydney Harbor discovered November 12, 2006
HA-30 Type A midget submarine  scuttled November 11, 1942 off Guadalcanal
HA-37 Type A midget submarine  scuttled November 19, 1942 off Guadalcanal
Type A midget submarine (Cape Esperence 1943)  salvaged July 17, 1943 transported to United States
Type A midget submarine (Cape Esperence 1944)  salvaged 1944 ultimate fate unknown
Type A midget submarine (Cape Esperence 1945)  salvaged 1945 ultimate fate unknown
Type A midget submarine (Submarine Force Museum)  salvaged from Guadalcanal displayed at Submarine Force Museum
Type A midget submarine (Kiska No. 1)  abandoned July 23, 1943 at Kiska
Type A midget submarine (Kiska No. 2)  abandoned July 23, 1943 at Kiska
Type A midget submarine (Kiska No. 3)  abandoned July 23, 1943 at Kiska
Type A midget submarine (Composite)  complete made from bow of M22 and center/stern of M27 at Australian War Memorial (AWM)
Type B Midget Submarines
HA-52 Type B midget submarine  sunk February 16, 1944 off New Hanover
HA-53 Type B Midget Submarine discovered 2011 in Simpson Harbour
Type D Koryu Midget Submarines
Type D Kairyu Midget submarine  displayed at Yamato Museum
Unpoto / Oogata Unkato
Unpoto (Cannon Carrier, Cannon Sled)  used to land cargo in New Guinea and the Solomons
Oogata Unkato No. 1 (Large Type Cargo Transporting Tube No. 1)  abandoned near Kokopo, used as water carrier postwar

Soviet Union Soviet Union (USSR)
L-15  ultimate fate unknown
L-16  sunk October 11, 1942 by I-25
L-19  sunk August 24, 1945 cause unknown, possibly impacted mine

Royal Netherlands Navy Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy)
HNLMS K-sIX  washed ashore June 8, 1945 scrapped

Royal Australian Navy Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
HMAS AE1  missing September 14, 1914
HMAS AE2  scuttled April 30, 1915

Kriegsmarine Kriegsmarine (German Navy)
UIT-23 (Reginaldo Giuliani)  sunk February 14, 1944 [ details ]
U-168  sunk October 6, 1944 by a torpedo fired by Dutch submarine HrMs Zwaardvisch (P 322)
U-181 (I-501)  surrendered, sunk February 12, 1946
U-183  sunk April 23, 1945 by a torpedo fired by USS Besugo SS-321
U-196 sunk December 1, 1944 (?) [ details ]
U-537 sunk November 9, 1944 [ details ]
U-859 sunk September 23, 1944 [ details ]
U-862 (I-502) scuttled February 13, 1946 [ details ]

 

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