PIRANHA AGSS 389

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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.

    Balao Class Submarine
    Keel Laid June 21 1943 - Launched October 27 1943

  1. USS PIRANHA SS-389
    Commissioned February 5 1944 - Decommissioned May 31 1946
    Reclassified Auxiliary Research Submarine (AGSS) November 6 1962
    While in reserve

    Struck from Naval Register March 1 1967
    Hull sold for scrap
PIRAHNA SS PATCH.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)

 


Postmarks

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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
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Killer Bar Text

Date From
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Date To
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
2z

PNSY, Portsmouth NH

1943-10-27

GregCiesielski Piranha SS389 19431027 2 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Piranha SS389 19431027 2 Postmark.jpg

Launching, cachet by Gow C. Ng. Contributed by Mike Kaup.


 

Kittery ME
Machine

1943-10-27

JonBurdett pomfret ss391 19431027.JPG
JonBurdett pomfret ss391 19431027 cach.jpg

Triple Launching with USS POMFRET SS-391 and USS STERLET SS-392


 

Portsmouth NH
Navy Yard Sta. Duplex

1943-10-27

GregCiesielski Piranha SS389 19431027 3 Front.jpg

No Image

Triple Launching, cachet by E. W. Childs. Contributed by Mike Kaup.


 

Locy Type
2z

PNSY, Portsmouth NH

1944-02-05

GregCiesielski Piranha SS389 19440205 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Piranha SS389 19440205 1 Postmark.jpg

Commissioning



 

Locy Type P

1945-01-19

GregCiesielski Piranha SS389 19450119 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Piranha SS389 19450119 1 Front.jpg

Official Business

 

Other Information

PIRANHA received 5 battle stars for her World War II service

Credited with sinking...
The 6503-ton Japanese Tanker NICHIRAN MARU, July 12 1944 off Luzon
The 5773-ton Japanese Troop Transport SEATTLE MARU, July 16 1944 Luzon Strait
An un-named Japanese Sampan, February 27 1945 off Formosa
The 6890-ton Japanese Merchant Cargo Ship EISO MARU, June 16 1945 off Honshu
A small un-named Japanese vessel, June 17 1945 off Honshu
Two small un-named Japanese vessels, June 23 1945 off Honshu

NAMESAKE - The most ferocious of freshwater fishes, found in the Amazon and Orinoco river systems


 


 

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