|Ship Class||Tambor-class Submarine|
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|16 Dec 1941||US submarine Tambor, damaged, departed from Wake Island area for repairs.|
|16 Apr 1942||USS Tambor sank Japanese freighter Kitami Maru 50 miles southeast of Kavieng, New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago.|
|5 Jun 1942||Japanese cruiser Kumano was leading a column of sister Mogami-class cruisers Suzuya, Mikuma, and Mogami withdrawing from Midway. Kumano spotted the surfaced American submarine USS Tambor and ordered an emergency 45-degree turn to starboard, but Mikuma mistakenly made a 90-degree turn. Mogami rammed Mikuma on the portside below the bridge crumpling 40-feet of Mogami‚Äôs bow and piercing Mikuma‚Äôs fuel tanks, causing her to leak oil uncontrollably. This trailing oil slick led to Mikuma‚Äôs demise the following day.|
|7 Aug 1942||USS Tambor sank Japanese auxiliary net layer Shofuku Maru off Wotje, Marshall Islands.|
|21 Aug 1942||USS Tambor sank Japanese collier Shinsei Maru No. 6 off Ponape, Senyavin Islands, Caroline Islands.|
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