Bang

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassBalao-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-385

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Bang Operational Timeline

29 Mar 1944 Submarines USS Parche, Bang, and Tinosa departed Pearl Harbor as a three-submarine wolfpack. This would be the first war patrol for Parche and Bang and Tinosa‚Äôs sixth.
29 Apr 1944 Submarine USS Bang sighted a Japanese convoy northwest of Luzon in South China Sea and sank cargo ship Takegawa Maru and tanker Nittatsu Maru while also damaging cargo ship Yashima Maru. Parche and Tinosa also attacked. Tinosa was officially credited with no ships sunk but recorded torpedo hits on three ships with one believed to be sunk.
3 May 1944 Submarines USS Parche, Bang, and Tinosa attacked one Japanese convoy in the South China Sea and then another the following day for a total of five ships sunk.

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Submarine tender USS Proteus with submarines Bang, Pintado, and Pilotfish at Midway Atoll, 15 May 1944




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Submarine tender USS Proteus with submarines Bang, Pintado, and Pilotfish at Midway Atoll, 15 May 1944


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