USS Macabi

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(SS-376: dp. 1,62B (surf.), 2,424 (subm ) 1. 311'9"; b. 27'3"; dr. 16'3"; s. 20.26 k. (Surf~.), 8.75 k. (subm.);cpl. 66; a. 1 6", 1 40m=, 1 20mm., 2 .50 cal. mg., 10 21"tt.; cl. Balao)

Macabi (SS-376) was laid down 1 May 1944 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wis., Launched 19 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Arthur S. Carpender, wife of Rear Admiral Carpender; and commissioned 29 March 1946, Comdr. Anthony H. Dropp in command.

F`ollowing trials on Lake Michigan Macabi, on 19 April, entered a floating drydock at Lockport, Ill., to transit the Chicago Canal to the Mississippi River, and arrived New Orleans 28 April. Three days later she left for shakedown operations off Panama.

On 3 June Macabi departed Balboa, Canal Zone, for final training at Pearl Harbor before departing 9 July for the Caroline Islands via Guam, Marianas. She went on lifeguard station off Truk on arriving 21 July. Some 10 days later Macabi was forced to dire to avoid two aerial bombs off Moen Island.

She returned to Apra Harbor, Guam, for repairs 4 August through 13 August, and was on her way back to Truk when hostilities with Japan were terminated. Macabi was then ordered home, touching Pearl Harbor 27 to 29 August on the way. Arriving San Francisco 6 September, she entered Mare Island Navy Yard 12 December for inactivation overhaul and decommissioned 16 June 1946. Macabi was transferred to Argen,tina under the Military Assistance Program 11 August 1960, and serves under the name Santiago del Estero ( S-12).