Monday, April 8, 2019

Seahorse Attacks!

SAT 8 APR 1944
Submarine Seahorse (SS-304) attacks Japanese convoy seven miles off Guam, torpedoing ammunition ship Aratama Maru; explosion in turn damages destroyer Asakaze. Seahorse also torpedoes water tanker Kizugawa Maru, 13°16'N, 145°11'E. Counterattacks by destroyer Minazuki and submarine chaser Ch 30 prove unsuccessful; Minazuki tows Kizugawa Maru to port while the crippled Aratama Maru, burning, drifts ashore. She explodes and sinks the next day.

Submarine Trigger (SS-237) is damaged by depth charges off the Marianas, 19°06'N, 142°36'E, but remains on patrol.

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