Keel Laid - December 14, 1943
Launched - April 30, 1944
Commissioned - October 14, 1944
USS Kraken made four war patrols and earned one Battle Star. On her first patrol, Kraken rescued the pilot of a damaged Hellcat Fighter which crashed in heavy seas. She sank a Japanese tanker on her second patrol. Kraken was decommissioned on May 4, 1946 and transferred to the Government of Spain on October 24, 1959 where she was renamed Almirante Garcia de Los Reyes (31).