Plunger

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassPorpoise-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-179

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Plunger Operational Timeline

18 Jan 1942 USS Plunger sank Japanese freighter Eizan Maru 23 miles off Honshu, Japan.
30 Jun 1942 USS Plunger sank Japanese ship Unkai Maru No. 5 70 miles southeast of Shanghai, China.
2 Jul 1942 USS Plunger sank Japanese transport ship Unyo Maru No. 3 80 miles east of Shanghai, China.
3 Nov 1942 USS Plunger attacked Tenryu off Santa Isabel Island, Solomon Islands; both torpedoes missed.
12 Mar 1943 The US submarine Plunger (SS-179) sank the 1,805-ton Japanese water carrier Taihosan Maru northeast of Ponape, Caroline Islands at about 0200 hours, hitting her with both of the two torpedoes fired.

Photographs

Kinai Maru sinking, photographed by USS PlungerKinai Maru, photographed by USS Plunger, just prior to her sinkingUSS Pollack and USS Plunger at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, circa Apr 1937US Navy officers inspecting USS Permit, New York, United States, circa late 1937; note USS Pollack and USS Plunger flanking USS Permit
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Kinai Maru sinking, photographed by USS Plunger
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