Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"blown overboard and lost"

SUN 20 JUN 1943
Submarine Seawolf (SS-197) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Shojin Maru, 24°39'N, 118°58'E.

Submarine Tautog (SS-199) sinks Japanese transport Meiten Maru west of the Marianas, 15°57'N, 140°55'E.

PBYs (VP 84) sink German submarine U-388, North Atlantic area, 57°36'N, 31°20'W, and damage U-420.

U.S. freighter Santa Maria is damaged by mine laid by German submarine U-214 five miles off Dakar, French West Africa, 14°34'18"N, 17°28'23"W, and is towed back to Dakar by French tugs. While there are no casualties among the merchant complement, one sailor of the 30-man Armed Guard is blown overboard and lost.

Covered lighter YF-401 founders in heavy weather, 35°7'N, 69°W. [Bermuda area.]

Tank landing craft LCT-208 founders after grounding off coast of Algeria.


"Mr. President, fuck you!"

Is this a first in (anti-)presidential invective? The "Deep State" in plain view in the Capitol Rotunda?
I don't agree w/ this at all. Calling him "Mr. President" is entirely too civil. "Hey Trump, fuck you!" suffices.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Death From Below

SAT 19 JUN 1943
Submarine Guardfish (SS-217) is damaged by depth charges north of Bismarck Archipelago, 02°00'N, 148°14'E, but remains on patrol.

Submarine Growler (SS-215), in attack on Japanese convoy on the Palau-to-Rabaul route, sinks army cargo ship Miyadono Maru about 200 miles north-northwest of Mussau Island, 01°38'N, 148°14'E.

Submarine Gunnel (SS-253) damages Japanese gunboat Hong Kong Maru (ex-Philippine Argus) and sinks merchant cargo ship Tokiwa Maru, off Shirase, Japan, 32°40'N, 126°37'E, and sinks coastal minesweeper Tsubame 32°31'N, 126°17'E.

Submarine Sculpin (SS-191) sinks Japanese guardboat No.1 Miyasho Maru and army cargo ship Sagami Maru off Inubozaki, Japan, 37°11'N, 142°30'E.

Indian Ocean
U.S. freighter Henry Knox, en route from Fremantle, Australia, to Bandar Shahpur, Iran, is torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-37 at 00°05'S, 69°50'E. Although I-37 surfaces and conducts an extensive questioning of the survivors in one boat, the Japanese take no action against the men, who begin sailing toward the Maldive Islands, 200 miles distant, upon the enemy's departure (see 27, 28 and 30 June 1943).


Turkey Neck Tuesday

Pointless image source.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sabotage Schadenfreude

 Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Elon Musk emails employees about ‘extensive and damaging sabotage’ by employee  — Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to all employees on Sunday night alleging there was a saboteur within the company's ranks.  — Musk alleged this employee tweaked code on internal products and sent company data out without authorization.
Fuck you, rich boy. That Musk Oil shit fucking reeks, & you're a paranoid asshole. Which is why people don't like you & try to sabotage you.

Maybe Trump'll threaten to revoke your naturalization papers & ship your ass back to South Africa (or Canada; Elon's the textbook definiton of rootless cosmopolitan, & he's not even Jewish) unless you pay him a couple billion. That'd be funny.

Fishing Craft?

FRI 18 JUN 1943
Submarine S-33 (SS-138) damages two Japanese fishing craft off Paramushiro, Kuriles, 50°25'N, 155°02'E.
Sounds more like college-boy pranks than a damn war.

Monday Musicale: "Career Of Evil"

 Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Facing outcry over family separations, DHS chief says, ‘We will not apologize’  —  Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pushed back Monday at the growing condemnation of her agency's practice of separating migrant families at the border, telling a gathering of law enforcement officers, “We will not apologize for the job we do.”
Blue Öyster Cult with Patti Smith and Allen Lanier - "Career of Evil" (Rehearsal)

Senator demands Trump official resign for lies about family separation

Sen. Kamala Harris has had enough of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's lies about Trump's policy ripping children from their families.
G.T.F.O, witch!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Ineptitude Afloat

THU 17 JUN 1943
Submarine chaser SC-740 sinks after running aground, 15°32'S, 147°06'E. [Possibly on the Great Barrier Reef. — M.B.]

Submarine Drum (SS-228) attacks Japanese convoy, sinking transport Myoko Maru about 175 miles east-northeast of Kavieng, New Ireland, 02°03'S, 153°44'E.

Tank landing ships LST-6 and LST-326 are damaged in collision, North African area, 37°18'N, 09°51'E.