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  USS Corvina SS-226
Gato Class Submarine

1,526 Tons (surfaced)
2,424 Tons (submerged)
312' x 27' x 17'
1 3"/50 or 1 4"/50
6 bow and 4 stern torpedo tubes, (24) 21" torpedoes ( plus reloads: 10 fwd, 4 aft)

Ship History
Built by Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut. Commissioned September 21, 1942. Commander R. S. Rooney.

First War Patrol
On November 4, 1943 departed Pearl Harbor then topped off with fuel at Johnston then patrol the area south of Truk, as close as enemy anti-submarine measures would permit.

Sinking History
On November 16, 1943 an enemy submarine reported having sighted a surfaced submarine and fired three torpedoed. Two were reported to have hit, causing “a great explosion sound.” The entire crew of eighty-two were killed.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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