13 Aug 1942

Australian Papua
  • After dark, USS S-39 grounded on submerged rocks off Yela (Rossel) Island of Louisiade Archipelago and developed a 30-degree list. ww2dbase [S-39 | Yela | CPC]
14 Aug 1942

Australian Papua
  • Throughout the day, rough seas crashed over USS S-39, which was stuck on submerged rocks off Yela (Rossel) Island of Louisiade Archipelago. ww2dbase [S-39 | Yela | CPC]
15 Aug 1942

Australian Papua
  • USS S-39, which ran aground after dark on 13 Aug 1942, had her list increased to 60 degrees. Her remaining four torpedoes were deactivated and fired into the water. Australian minesweeper HMAS Katoomba arrived at about 1200 hours and took on the crew members. ww2dbase [S-39 | Yela | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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