Stingray

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassSalmon-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-186

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Stingray Operational Timeline

21 Dec 1941 USS Stingray detected the Japanese invasion fleet sailing from Taiwan toward the Philippine Islands at 1313 hours, but did not attack.
10 Jan 1942 USS Stingray sank Japanese cargo ship Harbin Maru 40 miles south of Hainan, China.
28 Jun 1942 USS Stingray attacked a Japanese convoy in the Philippine Sea and sank gunboat Saikyo Maru.
30 Mar 1944 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.

Photographs

Submarine tender USS Holland with submarines Salmon, Seal, Stingray, Perch, Pollack, Cachalot, Cuttlefish, Skipjack, Snapper, and Sargo, San Diego Harbor, California, United States, 1940Submarines Plunger, Salmon, Seal, and Stingray, San Diego harbor, California, United States, 1940




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1. Dennis Kiick says:
10 Nov 2014 07:34:30 PM

I hope the update does not take long as I am interested in the stingrays war patrols.

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