Sunday, September 16, 2018

"inconclusive surface gunnery action"

THU 16 SEP 1943
Japanese gunboat Seikai Maru is sunk by mine (laid by submarine Silversides on 4 June) off Kavieng, 02°36'N, 150°34'E.

Submarine Gudgeon (SS-212) engages Japanese minelayer Fumi Maru in an inconclusive surface gunnery action off Rota Island, Marianas, 13°50'N, 145°02'E (see 28 September 1943).

PBY sinks small Japanese cargo vessel Taira Maru en route to Hansa Bay, 04°10'S, 144°55'E.

German planes bomb Allied shipping off Bizerte, Tunisia; U.S. freighter Edward P. Costigan is damaged by near-miss of bomb; there are no casualties to either merchant or Armed Guard complements.

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