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Manitowoc County Historical Society / Manitowoc submarines
(1988)

U. S. S. Kete (SS 369),   pp. 25-26 PDF (600.7 KB)


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U.S.S. Jallao (SS 368)
Keel Laid - September 29, 1943
Launched - March 12, 1944
Commissioned - July 8, 1944
Sponsor - Mrs. C. R. Kirk, wife of Lt. Cdr. Oliver G. Kirk U.S.N.
  Jallao arrived at Pearl Harbor September 22, 1944 where she joined the
submarine force, Pacific Fleet. She departed Pearl on her first war patrol
in
company with the Pintado and the Atule in a wolf pack known as Clarey's
Crushers. Tradition called for the torpedoing of a light cruiser on a submarine's
maiden patrol, Jallao did not ignore the custom. She sent the light cruiser
"Tama" to the bottom. She left the Luzon Straits area November
28 arriving
in Majuro on December 10, 1944 for refit.
  Jallao sailed from Majuro on January 6, 1945 to conduct her second war
patrol in the Yellow Sea. She made three torpedo attacks on a total of eleven
ships, and on March 5 while making an attack the number one periscope was
hit by the screw of an escort passing over the boat. Jallao departed the
area
on March 7 for Midway, arriving on the 26th.
Jallao left Midway for her third war patrol on April 20, 1945 and arrived
off Marcus Island on the 30th for lifeguard duty. She retrieved five airmen
and
departed for Saipan, arriving on May 12. The majority of the time was spent
off Kii Suido. She departed the area June 2, 1945 and arrived at Pearl Harbor
on the 13th. Her forth patrol was conducted in the Sea of Japan .in August
1945.
She returned to Guam on September 28, 1945.
The U.S.S. Jallao earned four battle stars and the Asiatic-Pacific Area
Service Medal.
  The U.S.S. Jallao sank the Japanese Light Cruiser TAMI on her first war
patrol and was credited with sinking a 5,795 ton freighter on her last patrol.
Jallao recorded almost 8,000 dives in her 30 year career with the Navy, and
in June of 1974 was transferred to the Spanish Navy.
                            U.S.S. Kete (SS 369)
Keel Laid - October 25, 1943
Launched - April 9,1944
Commissioned - July 31, 1944
Sponsor - Mrs. Edward S. Hutchinson
         248 South Church Street, Paris, Texas
         wife of Captain Edward S. Hutchinson, U.S. Navy
 Departed Manitowoc for New Orleans, Louisiana via the Mississippi River
on
 August 20, 1944, arriving atthe Naval Operating Base, New Orleans, Louisiana
 on August 28, 1944. Left New Orleans August 31 enroute for the Panama
 Canal, reaching her destination on September 5, transited the Canal on Sep-
 tember 9th. On September 28 the Kete departed and arrived at Pearl Harbor,
T. H. on October 15, 1944.
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