THU 27 APR 1944In other naval news of 75 yrs. ago, the untold story of the fire aboard the U.S.S. Saturn (AF-40).
Cargo ship Etamin (AK-93) is damaged by aerial torpedo off Aitape, New Guinea, 03°09'S, 142°24'E.
Japanese TAKE No. 1 convoy reaches Manila.
Submarine Bluegill (SS-242) sinks Japanese light cruiser Yūbari west of the Sonsorol Islands, 05°20'N, 132°16'E.
Submarine Halibut (SS-232) attacks Japanese convoy and sinks minelayer Kamome west of the Nansei Shoto chain, about 40 miles north of Okinawa, 27°28'N, 128°02'E, and merchant transport Genbu Maru, 27°16'N, 128°21'E.
Submarine Seadragon (SS-194) damages Japanese merchant cargo ship Hawaii Maru off Shikoku, 33°16'N, 135°48'E.
Submarine Seahorse (SS-304) attacks Japanese convoy and sinks transport Akikawa Maru about 150 miles west of Saipan, 14°46'N, 143°22'E, and evades depth-charging by escorts.
Submarine Trigger (SS-237) attacks Japanese convoy about 90 miles north of Palau, and sinks transport M_ke [sic] Maru, 08°34'N, 134°53'E, and damages escort vessel Kasado and army cargo ship Asosan Maru, 08°32'N, 134°42'E.
Japanese submarine I-37 is damaged by mine laid by British submarine HMS Taurus on 18 April, south of Penang, Malaya.
USAAF B-24s damage Japanese cargo vessel Anshu Maru off Biak.
Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Hadayoshi Maru is damaged by mine off Balikpapan.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
by M. Bouffant at 19:44