15 Jan 1942

Pacific Ocean
17 Jan 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • S-36 received orders to proceed to Surabaya, Java, Dutch East Indies. Later in the day, both port and starboard shafts suffered failures, and one crew member collapsed from heat exhaustion. ww2dbase [S-36 | Makassar Strait | CPC]
20 Jan 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • S-36 ran aground on Taka Bakang Reef at the southern end of Makassar Strait at 0404 hours. ww2dbase [S-36 | Makassar Strait | CPC]
21 Jan 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • In the morning, Dutch launch Attla picked up 30 members of S-36's crew at the southern end of Makassar Strait, while commanding officer Lieutenant John McKnight, Jr. led a small group in a final attempt to save the ship which had ran aground on the previous day. After noon, Dutch cargo ship Siberote arrived. McKnight gave the order to board Siberote and abandon S-36. The submarine was scuttled at 1330 hours. ww2dbase [S-36 | Makassar Strait | CPC]
18 Feb 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS S-41 fired four torpedoes at a Japanese transport off Cape Mangkalihat, Dutch Borneo in the northern end of the Makassar Strait, scoring one hit and sinking the ship. ww2dbase [S-41 | Makassar Strait | CPC]
25 May 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit fired four torpedoes at a Japanese transport in the Makassar Strait; all four torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Permit | Makassar Strait | CPC]
29 May 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit fired two torpedoes at a Japanese transport in the Makassar Strait; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Permit | Makassar Strait | CPC]
29 Jan 1944

Pacific Ocean
12 Jun 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bluefish attacked a Japanese ship in the Makassar Strait; all 6 torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Bluefish | Makassar Strait | CPC]
20 Jun 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bluefish pursued a Japanese transport in the Makassar Strait, expending 5 torpedoes., ww2dbase [Bluefish | Makassar Strait | CPC]
21 Jun 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bluefish sank the Japanese transport she had been pursuing for several hours in the Makassar Strait, hitting her with 2 of 4 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Bluefish | Makassar Strait | 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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