USS MACABI (SS-375)


dp. 1870 tons (surf.), 2391 tons (subm.); l. 311.7'; b. 27';
s. 20.25k (surf.), 8.75k (subm.); td. 400'; a. 1-5"/25; 6-21" tt. fwd, 4-21" tt. aft;
cpl. 6 officers - 60 enlisted men; cl. "BALAO"

Keel laid by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI, 1MAY44;
Launched: 19SEP44; Sponsored by Mrs. Arthur S. Carpenter;
Commissioned: 29MAR45 with Cdr Anthony H. Dropp in command;
Decommissioned: 16MAR46;
Recommissioned: 1JUN60;
Decommissioned and loaned to Argentina 11AUG60;
Returned to U.S. control, struck from the Navy List and sold to Argentina 1SEP71.

Following trials on Lake Michigan USS MACABI (SS-375), on 19 April, entered a floating drydock at Lockport, IL, to transit the Chicago Canal to the Mississippi River, and arrived New Orleans 26 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 dive 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 5 September, MACABI entered Mare Island Navy Yard 12 December for inactivation overhaul and decommissioned 16 March 1946. MACABI recommissioned 1 June 1960. MACABI decommissioned and was transferred to Argentina 11 August 1960 and served under the name Santiago del Estero (S-12).

MACABI was returned to U.S. control, struck from the Navy List and sold to Argentina 1 September 1971.