USS Tarpon

North Carolina,North America

The American submarine USS Tarpon was built at Electric Boat Company in Groton and launched in September 1935. She was the year after commissioned, and under second world war she operated in the Pacific ocean. She was awarded seven Battle Stars for her service in the war. She was was transferred to the reserves in November 1945, but in 1947 she was again put in service as a training boat. In 1956 the career was finnaly over, and she was stricken from the navy lists. The year after she was taken under tow to be scrapped, but underway she started to flood and sank outside Cape Hatteras 26.August 1957. The wreck stands on her keel on a depth of 38 til 43 meter northeast of Cape Lookout.

Former names:
USS Tarpon
SS-175, P 4
287,0 x 25,7 x 13,9 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1316 displ ( surfaced )
Groton ( USA ) 1935
New Orleans ( USA )

34°45'11.42"N, 75°46'0.16"W
( Source : Monitor National Marine Sanctuary )

Picture: USS Tarpon as P4 in 1937
Official USN photo

Last updated: February 2015