CountryUnited States
Ship ClassGato-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-217


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Guardfish Operational Timeline

24 Aug 1942 USS Guardfish sank Japanese passenger-cargo ship Seikai Maru off Sendai, Japan.
2 Sep 1942 USS Guardfish sank Japanese freighter Teikyu Maru 13 miles off of Hokkaido, Japan at 0844 hours.
4 Sep 1942 USS Guardfish attacked a Japanese convoy off Kuji, Japan, sinking freighter Kaimei Maru and passenger-cargo ship Tenyu Maru. Guardfish continued to pursue the convoy, sinking freighter Chita Maru with a torpedo inside of Kuji harbor.
17 Jul 1944 Task Group 17.16 (USS Guardfish, USS Piranha, and USS Thresher) sank a freighter and a cargo ship in the South China Sea.

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