|Ship Class||Salmon-class Submarine|
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|21 Dec 1941Â||USS Stingray detected the Japanese invasion fleet sailing from Taiwan toward the Philippine Islands at 1313 hours, but did not attack.|
|10 Jan 1942Â||USS Stingray sank Japanese cargo ship Harbin Maru 40 miles south of Hainan, China.|
|28 Jun 1942Â||USS Stingray attacked a Japanese convoy in the Philippine Sea and sank gunboat Saikyo Maru.|
|30 Mar 1944Â||About 350 miles north-north-west of Saipan, Mariana Islands, at 0233 hours the American submarine USS Stingray (SS-186; Lieutenant Commander Sam C. Loomis, Jr.) detected the Japanese convoy No. 4328. Loomis took the submarine past the escort vessels to gain attack position on two cargo ships and fires four torpedoes at the lead ship. The 3,943-ton turbine-steam transport Ikushima Maru was hit by a single torpedo and stopped dead in the water. At 0313 hours Stingray launched four more torpedoes that sank the Ikushima Maru with two hits. 11 of her crew and 15 soldiers were killed. The escorting minesweeper W-20 picked up the survivors.|
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