Tuesday, September 11, 2018

So Much For Il Duce's Navy

[We see 11 September falls on a Tues. this yr. Just like 2001.]
SAT 11 SEPT 1943
Japanese minesweeper W.16 is sunk by Allied aircraft south of Makassar, Celebes, 06°08'S, 119°20'E.

Submarine Harder (SS-257) sinks Japanese transport Yoko Maru south of Mikura Island, 33°48'N, 139°37'E.

Submarine Narwhal (SS-167) sinks Japanese transport Hokusho Maru (hit earlier by dud torpedoes) five miles northwest of Nauru Island, 00°30'S, 166°50'E.

Submarine Spearfish (SS-190) damages Japanese army transport Tsuyama Maru, 30°56'N, 132°47'E.

German submarine U-107 lays mines off Charleston, South Carolina.

Italian Fleet surrenders to the Allies.

Off Salerno, Italy, destroyer Rowan (DD-405) is sunk by German motor torpedo boats (3d Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla), 40°07'N, 14°18'E; light cruisers Philadelphia (CL-41) and Savannah (CL-42) are damaged by radio-controlled bombs, 40°24'N, 14°51'E, and 40°21'N, 14°55'E, respectively.

Tank landing craft LCT-71 founders and sinks in heavy weather, 53°38'N, 146°05'W.

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