Keel Laid - December 14, 1943

Launched - April 30, 1944

Commissioned - September 8, 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).

Kraken on the Manitowoc River after trials on Lake Michigan