USS Gudgeon

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassTambor-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-211
BuilderMare Island Navy Yard

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USS Gudgeon Operational Timeline

27 Jan 1942 US submarine USS Gudgeon detected Japanese submarine I-73 by radar 260 miles west of Midway Atoll. USS Gudgeon fired three torpedoes, which was immediately spotted by I-73's lookouts. I-73 dove shortly after, but the Japanese submarine along with her complement of 68 men would never be seen again.
27 Mar 1942 USS Gudgeon sank Japanese merchant ship Nissho Maru in the East China Sea 20 miles off southern Korea.
3 Aug 1942 USS Gudgeon sank Japanese passenger/cargo ship Naniwa Maru 80 miles west of Truk, Caroline Islands at 0400 hours; 31 were killed.
18 Apr 1944 The US submarine Gudgeon was reported lost, presumed sunk, off the Maug Islands, Mariana Islands.

Photographs

Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers at Merry Point, 13 Oct 1941. Also pictured is the U-shaped Headquarters Building for the Pacific Fleet and a tank farm at right. Note one tank painted as a building.




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Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers at Merry Point, 13 Oct 1941. Also pictured is the U-shaped Headquarters Building for the Pacific Fleet and a tank farm at right. Note one tank painted as a building.




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