USS WAHOO (SS-238)
OPERATED OUT OF BRISBANE SUBMARINE BASE
US Navy Submarine USS Wahoo (SS-238) operated out of the Brisbane Submarine Base during WW2. USS Wahoo under the command of Lieut. Comdr., M.G. Kennedy, arrived in Brisbane on 26 December 1942 after its second War Patrol and moored alongside USS Sperry. On 27 December 1942, the relief crew and ships force of USS Sperry commenced a routine refit of USS Wahoo which included some minor repairs. On 31 December 1942 Lieutenant Commander D. W. Morton took over command of USS Wahoo. The refit was completed on 16 January 1943. USS Wahoo departed Brisbane on 16 January 1943 at 0900 hrs and commenced sound listening tests in Moreton Bay at 1030 hrs. These tests were completed at 1500 hrs. The Pilot was transferred off USS Wahoo which was then escorted by USS Patterson.
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