Saturday, June 22, 2019

Submarine Batfish (SS-310)

THU 22 JUN 1944
Battleship Maryland (BB-46) is damaged by aerial torpedo off Garapan, Saipan, 15°13'N, 145°39'E; tank landing ship LST-119 is damaged by Tinian shore battery, Saipan, 15°10'N, 145°58'E; transport Prince Georges (AP-165) is damaged by near-miss of bomb off Saipan.

Submarine Batfish (SS-310) sinks Japanese merchant cargo ship Nagaragawa Maru off Honshu, 34°36'N, 137°56'E.

Submarine Flier (SS-250) torpedoes Japanese army cargo ship Belgium Maru west of Mindoro, 13°11'N, 120°27'E.

Submarine Narwhal (SS-167) damages Japanese tanker Itsukushima Maru in Sulu Sea, 09°00'N, 120°55'E.

USAAF aircraft damage Japanese cargo vessel Shoyu Maru off Sorong Island.

U.S. freighter Cyrus H.K. Curtis is damaged by mines off SWORD Beach, Normandy, but discharges her cargo; there are no casualties among the 43-man merchant complement, the 27-man Armed Guard, or the 250 U.S. troops on board.

1 comment:

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

this post has tickled my sense of wonder, and i thank you for that

i suggest looking at

The Red Lipped Batfish - Natural Born Thrillers

also this post reminds me of how mass murder (in addition to old age, sickness, and death) is such an important feature of the human condition - why don't we live in candyland, instead of the world as it is? is it because "in adam's fall, we sinned all"? no, i don't think so - i think it's because it can't be helped - and if we humans want kindness - and we do - we have to supply it ourselves - thankfully, this is sometimes within our power

may the creative forces of the universe smile in our general direction