USS Trout (SS-202)
with sinking 23 enemy ships, giving her 87,000 tons sunk, and damaging 6
ships, for 75,000 tons. She received a Presidential Unit
Commission for the
patrol (her 2nd.) During her first ten patrols she made 32 torpedo
attacks, firing 85 torpedoes, including 34 hits, 5 confirmed premature
detonations, 5 confirmed duds, and 25 suspected duds. She was also
involved in six battle surface actions and was attacked with depth
charges eight times.
She was reported overdue on 17 April 1944 and presumed lost on her
eleventh war patrol, with all 81 hands. LCDR Frank Wesley (Mike) Fenno
(pictured) was awarded the DSC for the
cruise, and the entire crew were awarded the Silver Star by the Army. Trout was lost
on its 7th patrol when under the command of LCDR A. H. Clark. Fenno had transferred to Pampanito.
He survived the war and retired as a Rear Admiral.