||Aggressive escort, close depth charges dished in hull,
3 days to repair equipment
||2 bombs exploded under, electricity out, lost depth control,
||During surface action a shell hit air induction to flood
engine room, repaired on surface.
||Aircraft out of sun, dove, bomb very close as she dove,
lost depth control, recovered.
||2 air bombs just below as dove, thrown upward, lost
depth control, recovered. Eight months of navy yard work were required
before returned to combat.
||Sank far too deep under constant attack, surfaced for
gun battle, escaped into rain squall.
||Severe depth charge at max depth from M.A.D. equipped
aircraft and escorts; radio wrecked, internal damage, day to repair.
||Shell made large hole in pressure hull above waterline,
returned to base 1,000 miles on the surface
||Aground while submerged flooded forward torpedo room,
blew sea out, surfaced
||Severe depth charge attack, 2 very close beside bow,
damaged much machinery
||Air bombs hit, dove, severe damage
4 escorts boxed her, severe persistent depth charge
attack, forced too deep
||2 escorts severely depth charged, forced into mud on
bottom, machinery wrecked. Difficult to get out of mud, then three
days to repair enough to return to base
*So damaged, the submarine was retired from combat.
||Aground, hole in pressure hull
||Aground, crew ashore to wait, none injured, picked up
||Aground, lost, crew saved by allied ship
||Aground while surface night attack on battleships &
heavy cruisers opening Battle of Leyte Gulf. All of crew transferred
to pack-mate Dace.
NOTE: Most of these submarines when able to surface radioed
their problems, and Adm. Lockwood ordered nearby submarines to assist
or rescue crew.
Copyright © 2002 John F. Yeaman