POMPANO SS 181
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 14 January 1936 - Launched 11 March 1937
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- USS Pompano SS-181 Covers Page 1 (1937-1941, 1983)
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(Our First) Navy Day. Cachet by C. Wright Richell, sponsored by the Argonauts Crew No. 24, ANCS
Cachet features the entire PERCH class - USS Perch SS 176, USS Pickerel SS 177, USS Permit SS 178, USS Plunger SS 179, USS Pollack SS 180 and USS Pompano SS 181.
USS POMPANO earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/ 7 Battle stars for her World War II service.
NAMESAKE - One of the best of food fishes, living in the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America.
The submarines sponsor was Mrs. Isaac I. Yates, wife of Capt. Isaac I. Yates, USN.
Three ships of the US Navy have borne the name POMPANO - USS Pompano (1906 supply boat), USS Pompano SS-181 and USS Pompano SS-491 (canceled 1945).
One cutter of the US Coast Guard has borne the name POMPANO - USCGC Pompano WPB-87339
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