GREENLING (SS 213)

Keel Laid - Electric Boat Company, Groton November 12, 1940
Launched - Electric Boat Company, Groton September 20, 1941
Commissioned - Groton, Connecticut January 21, 1942
Decommissioned - New London, Connecticut October 16, 1946
Ship's Sponsor - Mrs. Ralston S. Holmes

CHARACTERISTICS

Length 311 feet
Beam 27 feet
Displacement 1526 tons surfaced/ 2424 tons submerged
Speed 20¼ Knots surfaced / 8¾ Knots submerged
Diving Depth 300 feet
Crew Complement 6 Officers and 54 Enlisted
Armament Ten 21" Torpedo Tubes
  One - 3"/50 Caliber Gun
  Two .50 Caliber & Two .30 Caliber Machine Guns

UNIT AWARDS

TEN BATTLE STARS for operations:

1 Star/Battle of Midway 3 June - 6 June 1942
1 Star/Second War Patrol - Pacific 10 July - 1 September 1942
1 Star/Third War Patrol - Pacific 23 September -1 November 1942
1 Star/Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal 9 December 1942 -31 January 1943
1 Star/Sixth War Patrol - Pacific 17 May - 8 July 1943
1 Star/Seventh War Patrol - Pacific 28 July - 17 September 1943
1 Star/Marshall Islands Operation 1 January 1944
1 Star/Ninth War Patrol - Pacific 20 March - 12 May 1944
1 Star/Tenth War Patrol - Pacific 9 July - 12 September 1944
1 Star/Eleventh War Patrol - Pacific 5 October - 23 November 1944

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION: First, Second, and Third War Patrols.


COMMANDING OFFICERS

Lieutenant Commander Henry Chester Bruton, USN 21 January 1942 - 1 February 1943
Lieutenant Commander James Don Grant, USN 1 February 1943 - 17 June 1944
Lieutenant Commander John Day Gerwick, USN 17 June 1944 - 19 June 1945
Lieutenant Commander William H. McClaskey, USNR 19 June 1945 - 6 February 1946
Lieutenant Commander Francis T. Cooper, USN 6 February 1946 - 30 April 1946
Lieutenant Commander Robert N. Carroll, USNR 30 April 1946 - 18 June 1946
Lieutenant Francis M. Oakley, USN 18 June 1946 - 16 October 1946