28 May 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS S-41 fired six torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the Sea of Okhotsk, scoring one hit on a four-masted fishing schooner Asuka Maru, sinking her. ww2dbase [S-41 | Sea of Okhotsk | CPC]
13 Aug 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo transited the Etorofu Strait and entered the Sea of Okhotsk. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Sea of Okhotsk | CPC]
18 Aug 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo attacked several freighters on separate occasions in the Sea of Okhotsk; all 3 torpedo missed. Several hours later, she sank a small fishing vessel with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Sea of Okhotsk | CPC]
19 Aug 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sighted a Soviet ship in the Sea of Okhotsk; she took no action. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Sea of Okhotsk | CPC]
20 Aug 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sank a small vessel with her deck guns in the Sea of Okhotsk; six nearby fishermen surrendered and were taken prisoner. Two hours later, she destroyed another small vessels. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Sea of Okhotsk | CPC]
16 Jul 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Skate (Commander W. P. Gruner, Jr.) fired six torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the Sea of Okhotsk, claiming one hit that sank a Japanese tanker. Japanese records showed that two ships were lost, the 1,942-ton Japanese troop transport Nippo Maru and the 1,937-ton Japanese tanker Nikkaku Maru. ww2dbase [Skate | Sea of Okhotsk | HM]
3 Jun 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sterlet fired six torpedoes at a Japanese transport in the Sea of Okhotsk; all torpedoes missed. The transport then revealed herself to be an armed Q-ship, which gave chase to the American submarine. Sterlet was able to escape the counterattack. ww2dbase [Sterlet | Sea of Okhotsk | 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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