15 May 1904

Pacific Ocean
  • Kasuga collided with protected cruiser Yoshino while sailing in heavy fog in the Yellow Sea. Yoshino capsized and sank with the loss of 318 lives. ww2dbase [Kasuga | Yellow Sea | CPC]
10 Aug 1904

Pacific Ocean
  • Kasuga partcipated in the Battle of the Yellow Sea as a member of the rear battle line. She suffered 3 hits, with 11 crewmen wounded. ww2dbase [Kasuga | Yellow Sea | CPC]
9 Jun 1931

Pacific Ocean
  • HMS Hermes participated in the rescue of survivors of HMS Poseidon in the Yellow Sea north of Shandong Province, China; the submarine had collided with Chinese merchant vessel Yuta while on exercise. ww2dbase [Hermes | Yellow Sea | CPC]
11 Nov 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at transport Venice Maru in the Yellow Sea, sinking her with one hit. ww2dbase [Haddock | Yellow Sea | CPC]
13 Nov 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 6 torpedoes at convoy in the Yellow Sea 50 miles west of the Korean coast, damaging an oiler with 1 hit. She was given chase by escort craft. ww2dbase [Haddock | Yellow Sea | CPC]
16 Nov 1942

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 2 torpedoes at convoy in the Yellow Sea, sinking oiler Nichinan Maru with 1 torpedo hit and gunfire. ww2dbase [Haddock | Yellow Sea | CPC]
19 Mar 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sank freighter Zogen Maru in the Yellow Sea, hitting her with a torpedo; all aboard were killed. Four hours later, she damaged freighter Kowa Maru, hitting her with 2 of 4 torpedoes (only one of them detonated; the other failed to do so). ww2dbase [Wahoo | Yellow Sea | CPC]
21 Mar 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sank freighter Hozen Maru in the Yellow Sea near the coast of Korea, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes; about 33 survived. Four hours later, she sank freighter Nittsu Maru, hitting her with 2 of 3 torpedoes; she encountered 3 survivors, all of whom refused to be rescued. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Yellow Sea | CPC]
22 Mar 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo set sail toward Lushunkou, Liaoning Province, China. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Yellow Sea | CPC]
23 Mar 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sank collier Katyosan Maru in the Laotieshan Channel between Liaoning Province and Shandong Province, China, hitting her with 1 of 1 torpedo. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Laotieshan Channel, Yellow Sea | CPC]
24 Mar 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sank tanker Takaosan Maru in Korea Bay of the Yellow Sea at 1949 hours after a 7-hour pursuit, hitting her with 1 of 7 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Yellow Sea | CPC]
25 Mar 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sank freighter Satsuki Maru in the Yellow Sea with two torpedoes (both of which missed) and her deck gun. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Yellow Sea | CPC]
27 Mar 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo sank a small Japanese patrol vessel with her deck gun in the Yellow Sea, then sank a small fishing trawler with improvised Molotov cocktail bombs. ww2dbase [Wahoo | Yellow Sea | CPC]
30 Jun 1943

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Scorpion arrived in the Yellow Sea off Shantung Peninsula, China. ww2dbase [Scorpion | Yellow Sea | CPC]
13 Sep 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sunfish attacked a Japanese convoy in the Yellow Sea, sinking Etajima Maru and damaging another, hitting them with 5 of 13 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | Yellow Sea | CPC]
14 Sep 1944

Pacific Ocean
30 Sep 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Escolar sent out a distress radio signal noting that she was under enemy gunboat attack. ww2dbase [Escolar | Yellow Sea | CPC]
17 Oct 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Escolar sent her final ship-to-ship message to her wolfpack mates USS Perch, after which she was never heard from again. She was probably mined in the Yellow Sea on or shortly after this day. ww2dbase [Escolar | Yellow Sea | AC, CPC]
23 Oct 1944

Pacific Ocean
17 Nov 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sunfish attacked a Japanese convoy in the Yellow Sea, sinking Edogawa Maru and Seisho Maru, hitting them with 6 of 16 torpedoes fired; her wolfpack mates USS Peto and USS Spadefish claimed several other ships. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | Yellow Sea | CPC]
29 Nov 1944

Pacific Ocean
30 Nov 1944

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Sunfish sank Japanese transport Dairen Maru in the Yellow Sea, hitting her with 1 of 5 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | Yellow Sea | CPC]
2 Jan 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Spot sank a Japanese trawler with her deck gun in the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Spot | Yellow Sea | CPC]
7 Jan 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Spot sank two small Japanese trawlers with her deck gun in the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Spot | Yellow Sea | CPC]
18 Jan 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Spot fired two torpedoes at a Japanese boat in the Yellow Sea; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Spot | Yellow Sea | CPC]
19 Jan 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Spot sank a Japanese cargo ship and a tanker in the Yellow Sea, hitting them with 3 of 13 torpdoes fired. ww2dbase [Spot | Yellow Sea | CPC]
20 Jan 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Spot sank a Japanese cargo ship in the Yellow Sea with her deck gun after missing her with 5 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Spot | Yellow Sea | CPC]
28 Jan 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Spadefish attacked a Japanese convoy in the southern Yellow Sea and sank Sanuki Maru. ww2dbase [Spadefish | Yellow Sea | CPC]
  • USS Pompon attacked a Japanese convoy off Syo-kokuzan To in the Yellow Sea as a member of a wolfpack and observed the sinking of two Japanese ships by fellow submarine USS Spadefish. ww2dbase [Pompon | Yellow Sea | CPC]
26 Mar 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • US submarine Balao (SS-285) sank the Japanese army stores ship Shinto Maru No. 1 with gunfire in the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Balao | Yellow Sea | HM]
30 Apr 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Trepang sank Miho Maru in the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Trepang | Yellow Sea | CPC]
  • USS Springer was depth charged by a Japanese destroyer while attempting to attack Japanese shipping in the Yellow Sea; she would survive the attack with minor damage; 4 torpedoes were expended in her attempt to fire back at the destroyer. ww2dbase [Springer | Yellow Sea | CPC]
2 May 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Springer attacked a Japanese transport and two escort ships, sinking Japanese frigate Ojika in the Yellow Sea, hitting her with 3 of 4 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Springer | Yellow Sea | CPC]
3 May 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Springer sank Japanese Coastal Defense Vessel No. 25 in the Yellow Sea, hitting her with 3 of 7 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Springer | Yellow Sea | CPC]
4 May 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Trepang sank Japanese Minesweeper Number 20 in the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Trepang | Yellow Sea | CPC]
9 Jul 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • USS Spot sank two Japanese boats with her deck gun in the Yellow Sea. ww2dbase [Spot | Yellow 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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