Saturday, February 25, 2017

75 Yrs. Ago In Nothin'

WED 25 FEB 1942
Coast Guard assumes responsibility for U.S. port security.

Japanese force lands on Bawean Island, 85 miles north of Surabaya, Java, and sets up a radio station (see 26 February).

Submarine Perch (SS-176) attacks what she identifies as a Japanese merchantman but is damaged by shellfire and is forced to break off action. Perch remains on patrol.

Japanese cargo ship Fukushima Maru runs aground on a reef and is wrecked, Katsura Bay, 35°09'N, 140°18'E.

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