Tinosa SS 283 was a Gato Class Submarine.

The Tinosa was laid down on 21 February 1942 at Vallejo, California, by the Mare Island Navy Yard; launched on 7 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Katharine Shanks Malloy, wife of Captain William E. Malloy; and commissioned on 15 January 1943, Lt. Comdr. Lawrence Randall Daspit in command1

Tinosa completed 11 war patrols and had embarked on its twelfth when the war ended.   For a summary of war patrols go to USS Tinosa (SS-283) – Wikipedia.  At the bottom of the page under “External Links” there is a link to the book “Encounter! The Tinosa in Combat”, click on it to download a copy.

For Pictures of 283 boat and Tinosa solving the torpedo problem, follow this link: Submarine Photo Index (

Plaque mounted in the Courtyard at Museum of  the Pacific War in Fredricskburg, TX