USS Blueback SS-326

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Blueback SS-326

Blueback

Blueback is a salmon.

(SS-326: dp. 1526; 1. 311'9"; b. 27'3"; dr. 16'10"; s. 20.3
k.; cpl. 66; a. 1 5", 10 21" TT.; cl. Balao)

Blueback (SS-326) was launched 7 May 1944 by Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs. William Brent Young, wife of Rear Admiral Young; and commissioned 28 August 1944, Lieutenant Commander M. K. Clementson In command.

Blueback arrived at Pearl Harbor 21 November 1944. During 16 December 1944-20 July 1945 she completed three war patrols in the South China and Java Seas. Blueback sank a 300-ton submarine chaser, as well as eight

smaller vessels. Blueback arrived at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, from her third and last war patrol 20 July 1945.

On 4 September 1945 she arrived at Apra Harbor, Guam, where she remained until 28 November, conducting daily underway training exercises. - After a voyage to the Caroline and Admiralty Islands, she returned to Guam 15 December. She stood out for San Diego 12 January 1946. Remaining on the west coast until 26 August 1946, she then departed for a tour of the Far East. She visited Pearl Harbor; Truk; Subic Bay; Tsingtao and Shanghai, China, before returning to San Diego 29 November. Blueback conducted one more cruise to Pearl Harbor (17 February-4 April 1947) and then carried out local operations and type training along the coast of California until March 1948.

On 4 March 1948 Blueback departed the west coast and proceeded to the Mediterranean, via New London, Conn. She arrived at Izmir, Turkey, 11 May 1948 and on 23 May 1.948 was decommissioned and transferred to Turkey.

Blueback received two battle stars for her World War II service.