Monday, April 30, 2018

Atlantic Fleet Shirks Duty;
Men & Equipment Landed On Panay

FRI 30 APR 1943
Submarine Gudgeon (SS-212) lands men and equipment on Panay, P.I.

Submarine Scorpion (SS-278) sinks Japanese guardboat No.5 Ebisu Maru east of Japan, 37°24'N, 154°40'E.

Submarine Snook (SS-279) lays mines off Saddle Island, China.

U.S. freighter Phoebe A. Hearst is torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-19 about 240 miles southeast of Suva, Fiji Islands, 19°48'S, 176°44'E (see 1, 5 and 14 May).

Atlantic Fleet turns over responsibility for convoys between Halifax and United Kingdom to British and Canadian naval forces.

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