USS Searaven was a Sargo-class submarine laid down on August 9, 1938 and launched on June 21, the following year. It was commissioned on October 2, 1939 under Lt. Thomas G. Reamy’s command with the hull number SS-196 and it served in the US Navy for 7 years before it was decommissioned on December 11, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 59 people on board and had the main missions in Truk, Pearl Harbor, Honshu, Eniwetok, Fremantle or the Palau Islands. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on October 21, 1948 and used as target during training exercises in California the same year. For the service brought to the country during the World War II, USS Seawolf received 10 battle stars.