Welcome to the USS Cobbler website
This website is dedicated to the crews and their family members who served aboard the USS Cobbler (SS-344) over her long and illustrious life from her commissioning on August 8, 1945 to her decommissioning on November 28, 1973. All gave of themselves in support and defense of the United States and its allies during this period. Like all submarines, she was manned by men who volunteered for hazardous duty aboard these boats.
Over Cobbler's nearly three decades of service to her country, her crews and their families often endured long patrols with limited or no communication.
Cobbler underwent several conversions during her lifetime, from a Fleet Boat when she was launched just weeks before the end of WWII, to a GUPPY II and finally a GUPPY III. During that time, she served her country and the man who rode her admirably, The Cobbler's moto: Audentes Fortuna Juvat translates to Fortune Favors the Brave. Her history is exemplified by examples of her following this dictum.