A short excerpt from:
"A brief history of the U.S.S. COD" by Paul Farace, curator. The complete article is here
(SS 224), named after the world's most important food fish, is a World War II era GATO
class fleet submarine. The 312-ft, (95-m) 1,525-ton submarine began her life on July 21, 1942 when her keel was laid at the Electric Boat Co., Groton, Connecticut. Cod
was launched on March 21, 1943 under the sponsorship of Mrs. Grace M. Mahoney, wife of a veteran shipyard employee, and was placed in commission on June 21, 1943, under the command of CDR James C. Dempsey, USN. Dempsey had already won fame by sinking the first Japanese destroyer lost in the war while in command of a tiny, World War I-era submarine.
It was on Cod
's third patrol, Dempsey's last in command, that Cod
fought her biggest battle. Tracking a massive Japanese convoy heading for Subic Bay in the Philippines on the night of May 10, 1944, Cod
maneuvered into firing position just after sunrise. Cod
fired three of her four stern tubes at the Japanese destroyer Karukaya
before unloading all six of her bow tubes at two columns of cargo ships and troop transports.....