USS Sturgeon

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassSalmon-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-187
BuilderMare Island Navy Yard

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USS Sturgeon Operational Timeline

30 Mar 1942 USS Sturgeon sank Japanese transport ship Choko Maru 20 miles southwest of Celebes, Dutch East Indies.
30 Jun 1942 USS Sturgeon detected Japanese passenger ship Montevideo Maru off northern Philippine Islands and began to give chase.
1 Jul 1942 USS Sturgeon sank Japanese passenger ship Montevideo Maru off northern Philippine Islands before dawn; 1,124 were killed, 17 survived. The crew of Sturgeon did not realize that most of those aboard were Australian prisoners of war, which constituted 1,053 of the 1,124 killed.

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Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Base with the supply depot on the Kuahua Peninsula in upper center, 13 Oct 1941. Note the building in the lower left with a roof painted to resemble two smaller buildings.




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Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Base with the supply depot on the Kuahua Peninsula in upper center, 13 Oct 1941. Note the building in the lower left with a roof painted to resemble two smaller buildings.




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