Bullhead USS Add to My Archive Modify Page Content Ship Details Rig Balao-class Submarine Built 1944 Built In Conneticut, USA Tonnage 1526 Demise sunk by Japanese aircraft in Java Sea on 6/8/1945 VoyagesView Full List Description USS Bullhead (SS-332), a Balao-class submarine, was the very last US Navy ship sunk by enemy action during World War II, probably on the same day that an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the bullhead (any large-headed fish, especially the catfish, miller's thumb, and sculpin). Her keel was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut. She was launched on 16 July 1944 sponsored by Mrs. Howard R. Doyle, and commissioned 4 December 1944 with Commander W. T. Griffith in command. Contents Media Upload Media Sources Reference South Australian Maritime Museum, on authorisation from Catherine/Amy Publisher Michael Kelleher Location SAMM Author Michael Kelleher Your Stories Your name * E-mail * Post your story * Submit Leave this field blank Share this Page Share this ship with your friends and followers online.