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Icefish

Any member of the family Salangidae, small smeltlike fishes of China and Japan. Also known as whitebait.

(SS - 367: dp. 1,52G, 1. 311'9", b. 27'3", dr. 15'3" s. 21 k.; cpl. 66; a. 1 5", 1 40mm., 1 20mm., 2 .50 cad. mg.,10 21" tt.; cl. Perch)

Icefish (SS~367) was launched 20 February 1944 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wis.; sponsored by Mrs. Stanley P. Mosely, wife of Captain Mosely, and commissioned 10 June 1944, Comdr. Richard W. Peterson in command.

Atter trials and diving tests in Lake Michigan, voyages down the Mississippi in the wake of Huckleberry Finn, and shakedown out of New Orleans, Icefish joined the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor 22 August. Assigned to Vice Admiral Lockwoods Task Force 17 (Supporting Submarines Pacific Fleet), she joined "Banister's Beagle's" (consisting of Comdr. A. B. Banister in Icefish and Drum) and departed 9 September on her first war patrol which took her into Luzon Straits and the South China Sea. October 1944 was a peak month in the war of U.S. sub" marines on Japanese shipping: 322,265 tons were sunk, and almost one third of that total consisted of tankers. In October Icefish and Drum together sank 26,901 tons of enemy shipping in "Convoy College," code name for the area extending across the East China Sea from Luson Strait to Formosa and the coast of China. Icefish sank a 4,000-ton cargo vessel on 23 October and on 26 October she was credited with sinking a transport of 10,000 ton~ She terminated her first war patrol at Majuro, Marshall Islands, 13 November.

Icefish departed Majuro 8 December on her second war patrol in company with Spot and Balao. This patrol lasted 43 days with no results and she was forced to return to Pearl Harbor 20 January 1945 due to materiel difflculties. The third war patrol began 20 February when she departed Pearl Harbor with Sawfish and Kingfish. This patrol was also conducted in the East China Sea, northeast and east of Formosa. As the war was coming to an end and Japanese shipping had dwindled away largely due to our Silent Service, lcefish's third war patrol terminated after 60 days at Apra Harbor, Guam.

Her fourth war patrol was conducted in the Hainan Hong Rong, Formosa, Siam Gulf, and Java Sea areas. This patrol lasted 46 days with no contacts. Japan's sea arteries had withered away under the relentless attack of the U.S. Navy, and with it her dream~ of empire and victory.

Instead Iceflsh carried out another very useful function of our submarines. On 7 June with a PBY Catalina for air cover, she rescued six Army aviators off the const of Formosa. Icepsh arrived Fremantle 4 July for refit by Clytie and sailed 29 July for her flfth war patrol. En route to station 7 August a small diesel lugger of 15 tons was intercepted. The crew consisted of two Japanese, two Eurasians, and five Chinese. One Jnpanese Jumped over board rather than be captured; the rest were taken on board Icefish. The lugger was sunk by gunfire.

Icefish arrived'Tanapag Harbor, Saipan. 22 August 1945, thus ending her fifth and last war patrol. She departed Saipan 1 September arriving San Francisco the 18th. Icepi&h decommissioned at Mare Island 21 June 1946 and jointed the Reserve Fleet.

Recommissioned at Mare Island 5 June 1952, Icegsh transited the Canal Zone and arrived Groton, Con., 14 July. She decommissioned there 29 July 1952 and once again Joined the Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned 10 December 1952 at Groton, she remained in that area conducting various tests until 21 February 1953 when she was decommissioned and transferred to the Netherlands. She serves as Walrus (S 802).

Icefish received four battle stars for World War II service.


USS Icefish (SS-367)

USS Icefish (SS-367), a Balao-class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the icefish, any member of the family Salangidae, small smeltlike fishes of China and Japan. Also known as whitebait.

Icefish (SS-367) was launched 20 February 1944 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wisc. sponsored by Mrs. Stanley P. Mosely, wife of Captain Mosely and commissioned 10 June 1944, Commander Richard W. Peterson in command.


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Icefish SS-367 - History

Papers (1922-1975) of U.S. Navy officer, USNA Class of 1938, including photograph albums, correspondence, speeches, clippings, reports and photographs.

Biographical/historical information

Walter Lowry Small, Jr. was born on October 31, 1916 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to Judge Walter L. Small, Sr. and his wife Elizabeth Peele White (nee). Small, Jr. married Jane Van Rensselaer Harris, daughter of Rear Admiral Robert W. Cary, USN (Ret.), in 1940. They had two children, Elizabeth Craven Small and Jane Christian Small. Small entered the United States Naval Academy in 1934 and graduated in 1938 as a commissioned ensign. During World War II, Small served on the submarine USS FLYING FISH (SS-229) as Navigator and Executive Officer. Small also commanded many other naval vessels, acted as Personal Aid to Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (1947), commanded the Middle East Force (1967-1968) and several submarine fleets, including the Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (1968-1970). Small retired from the Navy, June 1, 1973, with the rank of Rear Admiral.

Scope and arrangement

Included in the papers is correspondence primarily of an unofficial nature. Of particular interest is a letter concerning the opening of the Port of Bandar Abbas by the Shah of Iran (1967, n.d.) and a letter from film producer Elmo Williams regarding shooting of the film TORA! TORA! TORA! (1969) in which he thanks Small for his consultation work. Also included are numerous written congratulations to Small on his promotion to Rear Admiral, correspondence describing a Naval War Gaming course and a description of Small by his niece for one of her class assignments. Also of interest is correspondence between Small and a Texas teacher of special education students. Discussion consists of the class' request for an autographed photograph of Small, Small's response to the teacher's question of whether Admiral Nimitz was in agreement with President Roosevelt in regard to the "War at Sea" campaign, and also discussion of President Truman. In addition, correspondence focuses on the Pacific Submarine Force led by Small, as well as a letter from Small to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune submitting an obituary of Virginia Scott Polk whom he worked with during his naval career and greatly admired.

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Icefish SS-367 - History

Any member of the family Salangidae , small smeltlike fishes of China and Japan. Also known as whitebait.

(SS - 367: dp. 1,526 l. 311'9" b. 27'3" dr. 15'3" s. 21 k. cpl. 66 a. 1 5", 1 40-mm., 1 20-mm., 2 .50-cal. mg., 10 21" tt. cl. Perch )

Icefish (SS-367) was [laid down 4 September 1943] launched 20 February 1944 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wis. sponsored by Mrs. Stanley P. Mosely, wife of Captain Mosely and commissioned 10 June 1944, Comdr. Richard W. Peterson in command.

After trials and diving tests in Lake Michigan, voyages down the Mississippi in the wake of Huckleberry Finn and shakedown out of New Orleans. Icefish joined the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor 22 August. Assigned to Vice Admiral Lockwood's Task Force 17 (Supporting Submarines Pacific Fleet), she joined "Banister's Beagle's" (consisting of Comdr. A. B. Banister in Sawfish and Drum ) and departed 9 September on her first war patrol which took her into Luzon Straits and the South China Sea. October 1944 was a peak month in the war of U.S. submarines on Japanese shipping: 322,265 tons were sunk, and almost one-third of that total consisted of tankers. In October Icefish and Drum together sank 26,901 tons of enemy shipping in "Convoy College," code name for the area extending across the East China Sea from Luzon Strait to Formosa and the coast of China. Icefish sank a 4,000-ton cargo vessel on 23 October and on 26 October she was credited with sinking a transport of 10,000 tons [Vol. IV errata: a 4,236-ton cargo vessel on 24 October and on 26 October she was credited with sinking another of 4,168 tons] She terminated her first war patrol at Majuro, Marshall Islands, 13 November.

Icefish departed Majuro 8 December on her second war patrol in company with Spot and Balao . This patrol lasted 43 days with no results and she was forced to return to Pearl Harbor 20 January 1945 due to materiel difficulties. The third war patrol began 20 February when she departed Pearl Harbor with Sawfish and Kingfish . This patrol was also conducted in the East China Sea, northeast and east of Formosa. As the war was coming to an end and Japanese shipping had dwindled away largely due to our Silent Service, Icefish 's third war patrol terminated after 60 days at Apra Harbor, Guam.

Her fourth war patrol was conducted in the Hainan, Hong Kong, Formosa, Siam Gulf, and Java Sea areas. This patrol lasted 46 days with no contacts. Japan's sea arteries had withered away under the relentless attack of the U.S. Navy, and with it her dreams of empire and victory.

Instead Icefish carried out another very useful function of our submarines. On 7 June with a PBY Catalina for air cover, she rescued six Army aviators off the coast of Formosa. Icefish arrived Fremantle 4 July for refit by Clytie and sailed 29 July for her fifth war patrol. In route to station 7 August a small diesel lugger of 15 tons was intercepted. The crew consisted of two Japanese, two Eurasians, and five Chinese. One Japanese jumped overboard rather than be captured the rest were taken on board Icefish . The lugger was sunk by gunfire.

Icefish arrived Tanapag Harbor, Saipan. 22 August 1945, thus ending her fifth and last war patrol. She departed Saipan 1 September arriving San Francisco the 18th. Icefish decommissioned at Mare Island 21 June 1946 and jointed the Reserve Fleet.

Recommissioned at Mare Island 5 June 1952, Icefish transited the Canal Zone and arrived Groton, Conn., 14 July. She decommissioned there 29 July 1952 and once again joined the Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned 10 December 1952 at Groton, she remained in that area conducting various tests until 21 February 1953 when she was decommissioned and transferred to the Netherlands. She serves as Walrus (S-802).

Icefish received four battle stars for World War II service.

[Transcriber's note: She was stricken from the Netherlands Navy on 15 July 1971.

K. Jack Bauer and Stephen S. Roberts, "Register of Ships of the U. S. Navy, 1775-1990," p. 277.]


Зміст

Всього човен здійснив п'ять бойових походів

1-й похід [ ред. | ред. код ]

9 вересня 1944-го «Айсфіш» у складі «вовчої зграї», до якої також входили підводні човни Sawfish та Drum, відбув для бойових дій у північній частині Південно-Китайського моря (неофіційно цей район був відомий як «Конвой Коллідж»). Наприкінці жовтня він здобув тут дві перемоги, після чого завершив похід 13 листопада на базі Маджуро (Маршаллові острови).  

2-й похід [ ред. | ред. код ]

Тривав з 8 грудня 1944 по 20 січня 1945 року, при цьому «Айсфіш» діяв у складі «вовчої зграї» разом з човнами Spot та Balao. У підсумку через технічні проблеми «Айсфіш» повернувся до Перл-Гарбору.

3-й похід [ ред. | ред. код ]

20 лютого 1945-го «Айсфіш» у складі «вовчої зграї», до якої також входили підводні човни Sawfish та Kingfish, відбув для бойових дій у Східно-Китайському морі в районі на північний схід та схід від острова Формоза (Тайвань). Збільшити бойовий рахунок «Айсфіш» не вдалось, і після 60 діб похід завершився у Апра-Храбор на острові Гуам (Маріанські острови).

4-й похід [ ред. | ред. код ]

У травні «Айсфіш» знову вирушив до «Конвой Коллідж» та діяв поблизу острова Хайнань, Гонконгу та Формози. Збільшити бойовий рахунок не вдалось, проте 7 червня 1945-го поблизу Формози були врятовані 6 льотчиків армійської авіації. Потім човен відвідав Сіамську затоку та Яванське море і у підсумку 4 липня прибув до Фрімантлу (західне узбережжя Австралії).

5-й похід [ ред. | ред. код ]

29 липня «Айсфіш» вирушив у черговий похід, під час якого 7 серпня артилерійським вогнем потопив невеликий люгер. 22 серпня 1945-го човен прибув до Танапаг-Харбор на острові Сайпан (Маріанські острови).


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TCG Pirireis (S-343)

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The submarine was struck from the US Naval Register, and sold outright to Turkey, 1 August 1973 she was scrapped by the Turkish navy in 1973.

In 1983, a second U.S. submarine, USS   Tang   (SS-563) , was renamed TCG Pirireis (S-343) reusing the same hull number.


USS Icefish SS-367

The USS Icefish (SS-367) had a long and distinguished career, lasting from her launch in early 1944 until her scrapping in 1971. As a U.S. Navy Balao-class submarine, the Icefish was awarded four battle stars for her service in World War II.

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Five World War II Patrols
Named for the family of fish known formally as Salangidae, the Icefish was built in Wisconsin by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. She joined the Pacific Fleet and conducted her first patrol in the South China Sea and Luzon Strait, sinking a cargo vessel and a transport, then returning to the Marshall Islands. Further patrols were at or near:

 East China Sea
 Formosa
 Hainan
 Hong Kong
 Siam Gulf
 Java Sea

Conversion to a GUPPY Sub, Transfer to the Netherlands
After her fifth and last war patrol, the USS Icefish was decommissioned at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California until 1952, when she underwent conversion to GUPPY IB at Groton, Connecticut. The Icefish was eventually transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy until her return to the U.S. in 1971.

Asbestos Dangers and the USS Icefish
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Unfortunately for the men and women who worked at shipyards such as the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., working with asbestos products of that era was quite hazardous. Few if any precautions were taken to protect workers from inhaling the toxic fibers of asbestos that often hung suspended in the ambient air for hours.

Asbestos Diseases
The crews of submarines and other Navy vessels were also at significant risk of inhaling asbestos fibers. Navy vets and retired shipyard workers have an alarming rate of asbestos-caused diseases such as asbestosis (a severe respiratory condition), lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

For information about the legal rights of the victims of asbestos, contact an asbestos law firm in your area today.


USS ICEFISH SS-367 Framed Navy Ship Display

This is a beautiful ship display commemorating the USS ICEFISH (SS-367). The artwork depicts the USS ICEFISH in all her glory. More than just an artistic concept of the ship, this display includes a custom designed ship crest plaque and an engraved ship statistics plaque. This product is richly finished with custom cut and sized double mats and framed with a high quality black frame. Only the best materials are used to complete our ship displays. Navy Emporium Ship Displays make a generous and personal gift for any Navy sailor. in all her glory. More than just an artistic concept of the ship, this display includes a custom designed ship crest plaque and an engraved ship statistics plaque. This product is richly finished with custom cut and sized double mats and framed with a high quality black frame. Only the best materials are used to complete our ship displays. Navy Emporium Ship Displays make a generous and personal gift for any Navy sailor.

  • Custom designed and expertly engraved Navy crest positioned on fine black felt
  • Artwork is 16 inches X 7 inches on heavyweight matte
  • Engraved plaque stating the ship vital statistics
  • Enclosed in a high quality 20 inch X 16 inch black frame
  • Choice of matting color options

Please note that colors shown may not be 100% true due to different monitor configurations.


Watch the video: Facts: The Icefish (August 2022).