USS S-39

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassS-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-144


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USS S-39 Operational Timeline

4 Mar 1942 USS S-4 damaged Japanese fleet oiler Erimo in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra in the Dutch East Indies, killing 4; Erimo would be beached to prevent sinking.
20 May 1942 American submarine USS S-39 conducted a reconnaissance mission at the Deboyne Islands north of New Guinea.
14 Aug 1942 USS S-39 ran aground and became stuck off Rossel Island of the Louisiade Archipelago 200 kilometers southeast of Australian Papua.


S-39 in China, possibly Qingdao in Shandong Province, early 1930sMen of US Navy Submarine Squadron 5 keeping score of sinkings aboard USS Griffin, 7 Jan 1943; the squadron operated out of Brisbane, Australia

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S-39 in China, possibly Qingdao in Shandong Province, early 1930s
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