March 2, Mon.
Japanese Main Body, Southern Force (Vice Admiral Kondo Nobutake) overtakes fleeing Allied ships southwest of Bali; heavy cruiser Maya and destroyers Arashi and Nowaki sink British destroyer HMS Stronghold; heavy cruisers Atago and Takao attack what they initially identify as a "Marblehead-class" cruiser and sink her with gunfire; their quarry is actually destroyer Pillsbury (DD-227), which is lost with all hands at 14°30'S, 106°30'E.
Submarine Perch (SS-176) is depth-charged and damaged by Japanese destroyer Ushio, Java Sea.
Submarine S-38 (SS-143) attacks Japanese light cruiser Kinu but the latter evades all four torpedoes fired, 06°27'S, 112°12'E.
Submarine Sailfish (SS-192) torpedoes and sinks Japanese aircraft transport Kamogawa Maru north of Lombok Strait, 08°06'S, 115°57'E.
U.S.S. Sailfish off Mare Island, San Francisco, on 13 April 1943. This image shows her with her bridge modified
to reduce her surface silhouette and add a forward anti-aircraft position. Official U.S. Navy photograph.
[The former U.S.S. Squalus, which sank before the war & was raised & recommissioned as the Sailfish.]
Japanese troops land at Zamboanga, Mindanao, P.I.
Bataan-based USAAF P-40s sink Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser No.11 Kyo Maru in Subic Bay.
Antisubmarine Warfare Unit, Atlantic Fleet is established at Boston, Massachusetts.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
75 Yrs. Ago On The Oceans
by M. Bouffant at 19:42
We may just give up & post from here every day for the next few yrs.