The USS Wahoo (SS565), the keel was laid down by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME, Oct. 24, 1949; Launched: OCT 16, 1951; Sponsored by Mrs. Harry W. Hill; Commissioned: May 30, 1952 with Cdr Eugene P. Wilkinson in command; Decommissioned: and struck from the Navy list MARCH 31. 1980; Sold for scrapping in 1994. However the Wahoo lives on through the shipmates that sailed in her for all those years. We meet every two years to honor her and renew our friendships.
USS Wahoo (SS-238) was a Gato-class submarine, the first United States Navy ship to be named for the wahoo, a dark blue food fish of Florida and the West Indies. Construction started before the U.S. entered World War II, and she was commissioned after entry. Wahoo was assigned to the Pacific theatre. She gained fame as an aggressive and highly successful submarine after Lt. Commander Dudley Walker "Mush" Morton became her skipper. She was sunk by Japanese aircraft in October 1943 while returning home from a patrol in the Sea of Japan.