Growler

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassGato-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-215

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Growler Operational Timeline

5 Jul 1942 USS Growler attacked Japanese destroyers in Kiska Harbor, Kiska, Aleutian Islands, damaging Kasumi (10 were killed), damaging Shiranui (3 were killed), and sinking Arare (104 were killed, 42 survived).
25 Aug 1942 USS Growler sank Japanese auxiliary gunboat Senyo Maru 20 miles southwest of Taiwan.
31 Aug 1942 USS Growler sank Japanese ship Eifuku Maru 35 miles north of Taiwan.
4 Sep 1942 USS Growler sank Japanese ammunition ship Kashino off Taiwan.
7 Sep 1942 USS Growler sank Japanese freighter Kashino Taika Maru 25 miles northwest of Keelung, Taiwan.
8 Nov 1944 The US submarine Growler was lost, presumed sunk by Japanese escort vessels, whilst attacking a Japanese convoy west of the Philippine Islands.

Photographs

Aerial view of drydocks at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 28 Jul 1942. By this time the drydock facilities had doubled since the air attack. Note that, unlike in 1941, the drydocks are protected with anti-torpedo booms.




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Aerial view of drydocks at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 28 Jul 1942. By this time the drydock facilities had doubled since the air attack. Note that, unlike in 1941, the drydocks are protected with anti-torpedo booms.




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