USS Apogon


USS Apogon was a Balao class submarine laid down by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in December 1942, and was launched in March the following years for US Navy. She was commissioned in July 1943 and served in the Pacific during World War Two, successfully finishing eight war patrols and earning herself six battle stars. She was decommissioned in December 1945 and prepared as a target ship for Operation Crossroads in 1946. She was bombed and sunk by atomic test Baker at Bikini Island 25. July 1946, and her battered wreck rest today on her keel on a depth of 40 to 50 meter.

Former names:
USS Apogon
311,7 x 27,3 x 16,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1870 displ ( std )
Kittery ( US ) 1943
( US )

GPS: 11° 36.277' N, 165° 29.01' E
( Source: Scuba Doctor )

Last updated: February 2021