Sunday, August 6, 2017

75 Yrs. Ago In Submarining

THU 6 AUG 1942
Submarine Tautog (SS-199) sinks Japanese army transport Ohio Maru in South China Sea about 250 miles east-northeast of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina, 13°51'N, 113°15'E.

Unarmed U.S. schooner Wawaloam, en route to St. John's, Newfoundland, is sunk by shellfire of German submarine U-86 at 39°18'N, 55°44'W, but suffers no casualties to the six-man crew and the sole passenger (see 12 August).


mikey said...

M. Bouffant said...

Ocean Warfare Editor:
A torpedo seems like over-kill, & then shelling an unarmed wooden schooner just seems chickenshit. What scared the Krauts?