Entire world War II submarine to be repaired in Erie

The USS Cod, a Gato-class submarine built by General Dynamics Electric Boat, is coming to Erie in October for repairs at Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair.

The USS Cod, a historic Entire world War II submarine that can make its household port in Cleveland, is heading to Erie for repairs at Donjon Shipbuilding and Maintenance.

Tentative plans phone for the 312-foot submarine to be towed to Erie close to Oct. 13, explained Paul Farace, president of the Cleveland Coordinating Committee for Cod.

Crews at Donjon, located at 220 E. Bayfront Parkway, will deal with a $1.25 million task to mend and renew the submarine’s underwater hull. The function is anticipated to get about 60 times.

Introduced in March 1943, halfway by U.S. involvement in the war, the Cod performed a important function during its third patrol on Could 10, 1944, when it helped sink the the Japanese destroyer Karukaya, which was section of a convoy sure for the Philippines.

In accordance to a heritage of the USS Cod penned by Farace, the submarine’s finest declare to fame took spot on its seventh and final war patrol on July 8, 1945, when it executed the only intercontinental submarine-to-submarine rescue in heritage.