PARCHE AGSS 384
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid April 9 1943 - Launched July 24 1943
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- Covers Page 1 (1946)
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Launching, cachet by Wilfred R. (Bill) Cyr
Locy Type F
Cachet features a portrait of Commander L. P. Ramage, 1st CO of PARCHE and bears his hand-signed autograph
Add-on cachet by Alton (Budd) M. Arrington
PARCHE received the Presidential Unit Citation and five battle stars for her World War II service
Credited with sinking...
The 6475-ton Japanese Merchant Cargo Ship SHORYU MARU, May 4 1944 west of Luzon Strait
The 5244-ton Japanese Merchant Cargo Ship TAIYOKU MARU, May 4 1944 west of Luzon Strait
An Un-named Japanese Gaurdboat, June 24 1944 North Pacific Ocean
The 4471-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship MANKO MARU, July 29 1944 near the Bashi Channel
The 10238-ton Japanese Merchant Tanker KOEI MARU, July 29 1944 near the Bashi Channel
The 8990-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship YOSHINO MARU, July 29 1944 near the Bashi Channel
This was a shared kill with USS STEELHEAD SS-280
The 984-ton Japanese Army Cargo Ship OKINOYAMA MARU, February 7 1945 off the Ryukyu Islands
The 615-ton Japanese Minesweeper W-3, April 9 1945 off Honshu
The 302-ton Japanese Auxiliary Minesweeper TOGO MARU, April 11 1945 Off Honshu
The 265-ton Japanese Auxiliary Minesweeper MISAGO MARU No. 1, April 13 1945 near Todogasaki
The 302-ton Japanese Guardboat KOSHO MARU, April 13 1945 near Todogasaki
The 947-ton Japanese Merchant Cargo Ship HIZEN MARU, June 21 1945 off Honshu
Two small Un-named Japanese vessels, June 22 1945 off Tsugaru Strait
Three small Un-named Japanese fishing vessels, June 23 1945 off Tsugaru Strait
The 2721-ton Japanese Auxiliary Gunboat KAMITSU MARU, June 26 1945 off Honshu
The 6903-ton Japanese Merchant Cargo Ship EIKAN MARU, June 26 1945 off Honshu
For his actions of July 31 1944 (Second War Patrol), Commander Lawson Paterson Ramage, CO of PARCHE, received the Medal of Honor
NAMESAKE - A small, gorgeously colored butterfly fish, known for its uncanny ability to swim in and around coral heads and reefs. The fish can find its way through the most intricate passages by swimming upside down or on its side.
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