21 May 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS S-43 arrived in the Solomon Sea near New Britain and New Ireland. ww2dbase [S-43 | Solomon Sea | CPC]
24 May 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • While in the Solomon Sea, USS S-43 suffered a air compressor breakdown with her main engine. ww2dbase [S-43 | Solomon Sea | CPC]
2 Jun 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS S-43 set sail for Brisbane, Australia at 33% speed due to engine problems. ww2dbase [S-43 | Solomon Sea | CPC]
20 Aug 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS S-41 fired four torpedoes at a Japanese convoy in the Solomon Sea, scoring four hits, damaging a transport and a tanker. ww2dbase [S-41 | Solomon Sea | CPC]
24 Sep 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS S-44 arrived at her patrol area off New Georgia. ww2dbase [S-44 | Solomon Sea | CPC]
1 Nov 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback fired two torpedoes at a Japanese destroyer in the Solomon Sea; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Grayback | Solomon Sea | CPC]
4 Nov 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback damaged a Japanese transport in the Solomon Sea, hitting her with 1 of 2 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Grayback | Solomon Sea | CPC]
8 Nov 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback attacked a Japanese convoy in the Solomon Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Grayback | Solomon Sea | CPC]
25 Dec 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback sank four Japanese barges in the Solomon Sea with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Grayback | Solomon Sea | CPC]
15 Jan 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback fired four torpedoes at a Japanese submarine in the Solomon Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Grayback | Solomon Sea | CPC]
16 Jan 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback fired six torpedoes at a Japanese transport in the Solomon Sea; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Grayback | Solomon Sea | CPC]
17 Jan 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback fired torpedoes at destroyer, which was escorting a freighter, in the Solomon Sea; the torpedoes missed, and Grayback was subjected to 19 depth charges, which caused a serious leak that would force her to cut her patrol short. ww2dbase [Grayback | Solomon Sea | 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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