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USS CUBERA (SS-347) - a Balao class submarine

In Commission 1945 to 1972

SS-347 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1944 - Keel Date: 11 MAY 1944
at Electric Boat Company Groton CT
JUN 1945 - Launch Date: 17 JUN 1945
DEC 1945 - Commissioned: 19 DEC 1945
AUG 1959 - MAR 1960 Task Force Alfa
OCT 1960 - MAR 1961 Mediterranean
AUG 1964 - NOV 1964 Mediterranean
MAR 1968 - SEP 1968 Dry Dock
JUN 1971 - JUL 1971 Guantanamo Bay
JAN 1972 - Decommissioned: 5 JAN 1972

SS-347 General Specifications

Class: Balao class submarine

Complement: 10 Officers and 70 Enlisted

Displacement: 1526 tons

Length: 311 feet 9 inches

Beam: 27 feet 3 inches

Draft: 16 feet 10 in

Range: 11 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Scrapped 1989


Cubera (SS-347) was launched 17 June 1945 by Electric Boat Co Groton Conn.; sponsored by Mrs J. Taber; commissioned 19 December 1945 Lieutenant Commander R. W. Paine Jr. in command; and reported to the Atlantic Fleet.

After shakedown training off New London Cubera arrived at Key West Fla. 19 March 1946. She tested sonar equipment provided services to experimental antisubmarine warfare development projects in the Florida Straits and joined in fleet exercises until 4 July 1947 when she sailed to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for extensive modernization.

Returning to Key West 9 March 1948 Cubera continued to operate locally out of this port as well as taking part in fleet exercises in the Caribbean and Atlantic until 3 July 1952 when she arrived at Norfolk her new home port. Through 1957 Cubera conducted local operations and participated in fleet exercises in the Caribbean as well as cruising to Sydney Nova Scotia in June 1955. During 1959 and 1960 she was assigned to TF "Alfa " a force conducting constant experiments to improve antisubmarine warfare techniques. With this group she cruised the western Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Bermuda.

[Note: The above USS CUBERA (SS-347) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS CUBERA (SS-347) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]