|Ρόλο||Nasty-class patrol boat|
|Ξεκίνησε||19 December 1943|
|Παροπλισμένα||2 April 1968|
USS Κρόκερ (SS/SSK/AGSS/IXSS-246), a Gato-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the croaker, any of various fishes which make throbbing or drumming noises. Her keel was laid down on 1 April 1943 by Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut. She was launched on 19 December 1943 (sponsored by the wife of Admiral William H. P. Blandy), and commissioned on 21 April 1944, with Commander John E. Lee in command.[
Πηγή: USS Croaker on Wikipedia
|Submarine USS Croaker Walk Around|
|Localisation||Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park|
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The USS Croaker was a Gato-class submarine that served in the United States Navy during World War II. It was the first ship to be named after the croaker, a type of fish that makes drumming noises. The USS Croaker was launched in December 1943 and commissioned in April 1944. It conducted six war patrols in the East China Sea, the Yellow Sea, and the South China Sea, sinking a Japanese cruiser and three cargo ships. It also performed lifeguard duties for air strikes on the Bonin Islands. The USS Croaker received a Navy Unit Commendation for its outstanding performance in combat.
After the war, the USS Croaker was decommissioned and placed in reserve. It was later reactivated and converted into a hunter-killer submarine (SSK) in the 1950s. It participated in various exercises and operations until it was decommissioned again in 1968. The USS Croaker was donated to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park in New York in 1988, where it is now a museum ship and a National Historic Landmark.
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