Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"Sunk By Unknown Agent"

SAT 17 APR 1943
Japanese transport Shinnan Maru is sunk by mine (laid by USN TBFs on 30 March), near Buin, Bougainville, 06°50'N, 155°45'E.

Japanese ex-whale factory ship Nissho Maru is sunk by unknown agent about 160 miles east of Formosa, 23°36'N, 124°18'E.

Submarine Flying Fish (SS-229) sinks Japanese army cargo ship Amaho Maru off Yerimozaki, Hokkaido, 42°04'N, 143°22'E.

While escorting convoy HX 233, Coast Guard cutter Spencer (WPG-36) attacks German submarine U-175, which had located the convoy on the night of 16-17 April after U-262 had been driven off, and sinks her at 48°50'N, 21°20'W.

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