Triton

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassTambor-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-201

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Triton Operational Timeline

25 Nov 1941 American submarines Triton and Tambor arrived at Wake Island on "simulated" war patrols.
11 Dec 1941 US submarine Triton successfully attacked a Japanese ship south of Wake Island.
17 Feb 1942 USS Triton sank Japanese freighter Shinyo Maru No. 5 and damaged another ship off Kyushu island, Japan.
1 May 1942 USS Triton sank Japanese auxiliary transport Calcutta Maru in the western Pacific Ocean east of China at 1645 hours.
6 May 1942 USS Triton attacked a Japanese convoy off China, sinking freighters Taiei Maru and Taigen Maru.
17 May 1942 USS Triton sank Japanese submarine I-64 south of Japan, killing all 81 aboard.
4 Jul 1942 USS Triton sank Japanese destroyer Nenohi 5 miles south of Agattu, Aleutian Islands; 188 were killed, 38 survived.
15 Mar 1943 The US submarine Triton was sunk by Japanese destroyers whilst on patrol off the Admiralty Islands.

Photographs

Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers at Merry Point, 13 Oct 1941. Also pictured is the U-shaped Headquarters Building for the Pacific Fleet and a tank farm at right. Note one tank painted as a building.Submarine USS Triton at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, 16 Jul 1942




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Submarine Triton (SS-201) Photo Gallery
Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers at Merry Point, 13 Oct 1941. Also pictured is the U-shaped Headquarters Building for the Pacific Fleet and a tank farm at right. Note one tank painted as a building.
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