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Patch 0n left by Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN (ret.), on right by Ray Young

Loggerhead (SS-374) (AGSS-374)

Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Kilo - India

Balao Class Submarine: Laid down, 1 April 1944, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI.; Launched, 13 August 1944; Commissioned USS Loggerhead (SS-374), 9 February 1945 ; Decommissioned, 16 June 1946, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.; Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet; Reclassified Auxiliary Research Submarine (AGSS-374) in December 1962, and placed in service as a Naval Reserve Training Vessel at Swan Island Naval Reserve Center, Portland, OR.; Placed out of service, and struck from the Naval Register, 30 June 1967; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping on 24 August 1969.
Partial data submitted by Ron Reeves, HTC, USNR (ret.) & Yves Hubert.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 1,526 t., Submerged: 2,424 t.; Length 311' 9"; Beam 27' 3"; Draft 15' 3"; Speed, Surfaced 20.25 kts, Submerged 8.75 kts; Cruising Range, 11,000 miles surfaced at 10kts; Submerged Endurance, 48 hours at 2kts; Operating Depth, 400 ft; Complement 6 Officers 54 Enlisted; Armament, ten 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft, 24 torpedoes, one 5"/25 deck gun, one 40mm, one 20mm, two .50 cal. machine guns; Patrol Endurance 75 days; Propulsion, diesel-electric reduction gear with four General Motors main generator diesel engines, 5,400 hp, Fuel Capacity, 116,000 gals., four General Electric main motors with 2,740 hp, two 126-cell main storage batteries, two propellers.
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Loggerhead 233kInsignia of the Loggerhead (SS-374) designed for the submarine by Ray Young, circa 1944.
Photo by Ray Young, courtesy of his son, William Young.
Loggerhead 194k Beginning of the launching ceremony for the Loggerhead (SS-374) at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI., 13 August 1944. Note dockyard workers on deck.
Editors Note: There are over 200 images submitted on these pages covering the following submarines that were constructed at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co, Manitowoc, WI,: SS-265 through SS-274, and SS-361 through SS-380.
None of them would have seen the light of day if it were not for the efforts of Curator, Asst. Director, Bill Thiesen of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Larry Bohn, who sent them to NavSource for publication.
A special debt of gratitude is owed to these two men and the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, home of the Cobia (SS-245) for allowing these photographs to be seen by the lovers of naval history worldwide.
Loggerhead 539kWith most of her launching timbers up, the Loggerhead (SS-374) is about to hit the waters as she starts her slide into the Manitowoc River at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI., 13 August 1944.Photo by Harry Berns, Official photographer of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI.
Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum home of the Cobia (SS-245)
Loggerhead490kWith over 1,500 tons of surface weight making quite an impact on the waters, the Loggerhead (SS-374), with launching timbers and signals flags flying, splashes into the waters of the Manitowoc River at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI., 13 August 1944.Photo by Harry Berns, Official photographer of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI.
Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum home of the Cobia (SS-245)
Manitowoc55k Watercolor print by the artist Tom Denton of the side launching of a Manitowoc built boat. Courtesy of submarineart.com
Loggerhead 84kLoggerhead (SS-374), is waterborne on the Manitowoc River at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI., 13 August 1944.Photo by Harry Berns, Official photographer of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI.
Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum home of the Cobia (SS-245)
Loggerhead 16kCommemorative postal cover on the occasion of the launching of the Loggerhead (SS-374), 13 August 1944. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Loggerhead 26kLoggerhead (SS-374), underway on sea trials on Lake Michigan, August 1944.Photo by Harry Berns, Official photographer of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI.
Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum home of the Cobia (SS-245)
Loggerhead 29kLoggerhead (SS-374), conning tower and secondary armament; one 40mm and 20mm, August 1944.Text info courtesy of John Hummel.
Photo by Harry Berns, Official photographer of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI.
Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum home of the Cobia (SS-245)
Loggerhead 1.13kIce chunks surround the Loggerhead (SS-374) while she is underway during sea trials on Lake Michigan, winter 1944.Photo by Harry Berns, Official photographer of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI.
USN photo courtesy ussubvetsofwwii.org.
Harry Berns485kPhoto of Harry Berns, Official photographer of the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI.
The photo of the Golet (SS-361) encased in snow appears on the wall above him on the upper right.
His obituary appears here.
Photo courtesy of Susan Menk, Archives Assistant, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Dee Anna Grimsrud,Reference Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society, Steve Khail, CBC, Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. & William Young.
Loggerhead 14kCommemorative postal cover on the occasion of the commissioning of the Loggerhead (SS-374), 9 February 1945. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Lizardfish and friends 85k L X 3: Lizardfish (SS-373), Loggerhead (SS-374) & Lamprey (SS-372) The Lizardfish arrived Subic Bay, Philippines, 6 August and was there when Japan capitulated 9 days later. Text courtesy of DANFS. Photo courtesy Lizardfish (SS-373) plankowner Walter H. Mead via his son, Scott Mead.
Pilotfish 700k Pilotfish (SS-386) & Loggerhead (SS-374) with crewmen at quarters, September 1945. Probably taken upon her arrival at San Francisco, California, on 21 September. Photograph courtesy of Angelo L. Lombardi via his daughter Mariann.
Loggerhead 2.16k Ten photo commissioning PDF and history of the Loggerhead (SS-374) from the 1st navigator for the Loggerhead , Paul Warrington, who was onboard for two patrols. Photos from the photo collection of Paul Warrington, courtesy of the Warrington Family via Troy Warrington.
PDF added 03/09/16.
Mare Island Reserve Fleet137kReserve fleet at Mare Island, circa January 1946. There are 52 submarines and 4 Sub Tenders in this photo. This photo is a Berthing list identifying the ships in the picture. Photo commemorating 50 years, U. S. Submarine Veterans of WW II 1996 calendar, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Mare Island Reserve Fleet453kPhoto of the Reserve fleet at Mare Island, circa January 1946. There are 52 submarines and 4 Sub Tenders in this photo. Whether coincidental or on purpose, the number of boats in the photo is the same as that which were lost in WW II.
From back to front and left to right, first group of 12 boats:
Sandlance (SS-381)
Tunny (SS-282)
Aspro (SS-309)
Lionfish (SS-298)
Guvania (SS-362)
Sunfish (SS-281)
Macabi (SS-375)
Gurnard (SS-254)
Pampanito (SS-383)
Mingo (SS-261)
Guitarro (SS-363)
Bashaw (SS-241)
From back to front and left to right, second group of 12 boats:
Sealion (SS-315)
Hammerhead (SS-364)
Bream (SS-243)
Seahorse (SS-304)
Tinosa (SS-283)
Pintado (SS-387)
Mapiro (SS-376)
Pipefish (SS-388)
Moray (SS-300)
Batfish (SS-310)
Hackleback (SS-295)
Bluegill (SS-242)
From back to front and left to right, third group of 12 boats:
Hawkbill (SS-366)
Menhaden (SS-377)
Perch (SS-313)
Loggerhead (SS-374)
Barbero (SS-317)
Baya (SS-318)
Hardhead (SS-365)
Spadefish (SS-411)
Springer (SS-414)
Devilfish (SS-292)
Kraken (SS-370)
Dragonet (SS-293)
From back to front and left to right, fourth group of 12 boats:
Lamprey (SS-372)
Piranha (SS-389)
Manta (SS-299)
Pargo (SS-264)
Rancador (SS-301)
Archerfish (SS-311)
Mero (SS-378)
Sawfish (SS-276)
Spot (SS-413)
Lizardfish (SS-373)
Jallao (SS-368)
Icefish (SS-367)
From back to front and left to right, last group of 4 boats:
Steelhead (SS-280)
Puffer (SS-268)
Stickleback (SS-415)
Trepang (SS-412)
From back to front, Submarine Tenders group of 4 ships:
Pelias (AS-14)
Aegir (AS-23)
Euryale (AS-22)
Griffin (AS-13)
Photo commemorating 50 years, U. S. Submarine Veterans of WW II 1996 calendar, courtesy of Darryl Baker
Loggerhead 504kLoggerhead (SS-374), date and location unknown.Courtesy of John Hummel.

View the Loggerhead (SS-374)
DANFS history entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Ep-21 (1) - Victory At Sea ~ Full Fathom Five - HQ
Manitowoc Built Submarines

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