USS Growler (SSG-577), a Grayback-class submarine, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the growler, a large-mouth black bass.
Four ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Growler for the growler, a largemouth black bass fish.
USS Growler (SS-215) a Gato-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy named for the growler, a large-mouth black bass. Her keel was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut. She was launched on 2 November 1941 sponsored by Mrs.
The first USS Growler (1812), a 53-ton wooden schooner of 5 guns, was purchased as Experiment on Lake Ontario during 1812, and was first commanded by Sailing Master M.P. Mix. She was actively employed with Chauncey's squadron on Lake Ontario from 1812 to 1814.
The second USS Growler (1812-2), a 112-ton sloop armed with ten 18-pounders and one six-pounder, was purchased on Lake Champlain in 1812. She cruised under the command of Lieutenant Sidney Smith as part of Commodore Thomas Macdonough's squadron until she was taken by the British near Ile aux Noix, Canada, on 3 June 1813. Growler was then taken into the Royal Navy as Shannon, and later Chub.