SS-336 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: Transferred to Italy 5 March 1966
USS CAPITAINE (SS-336)
Capitaine (SS-336) was launched 1 October 1944 by Electric Boat Co.
Conn.; sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Rondomanski; commissioned 26 January 1945
Lieutenant Commander E. S. Friedrick in command; and assigned to the Pacific Fleet.
Capitaine got underway from New London 7 March 1945 to arrive at Pearl Harbor 15 April. On 6 May
she cleared for her first war patrol
off the coast of Indochina north of Saigon. Enemy targets were disappointingly few for a new submarine
for the Navy had almost completely swept the sea of Japanese shipping by this time. On 16 June
she rescued from the sea five Japanese survivors of a merchant ship previously sunk by other forces. After refueling at Subic Bay
Capitaine continued her patrol south of Borneo in the Java Sea. On 30 June
she joined Baya (SS-318) in a concerted gun attack on five small enemy craft
one of which she sank after its crew had abandoned it.
Refitted at Fremantle
Capitaine sailed for her second war partol
arriving in her assigned area just 3 days before hostilities ended. She returned to the west coast in September 1945
but in January 1946 was bound for the Far East once more
training in Philippine waters through March. A month of operations at Pearl Harbor preceded her return to San Diego
after an overhaul
she made two simulated war patrols in 1947 and 1948
and conducted local training and services. The submarine was decommissioned and placed in reserve at Mare Island Naval Shipyard 10 February 1950.
Capitaine was recommissioned 23 February 1957
and reported to the Pacific Fleet a month later. From her base at San Diego
she took part in training
served other fleet units as target in antisubmarine exercises
and training reservists
as well as voyaging to the Far East for 7th Fleet duty
through 1960. On 1 July 1960 Capitaine was reclassified AG(SS)-336.
Capitaine received one battle star for World War II service.
[Note: The above USS CAPITAINE (SS-336) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS CAPITAINE (SS-336) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]