Sunday, December 8, 2019

Accident At Sea

FRI 8 DEC 1944
TG 94.9 (Rear Admiral Allan E. Smith) bombards airstrips and shore batteries on Iwo Jima.

Submarines Paddle (SS-263) and Hammerhead (SS-364), attacking from opposite sides of the Japanese Singapore-to-Manila convoy, sink merchant tanker Shoei Maru, 03°50'N, 111°30'E. Paddle escapes the post-attack attention of Coast Defense Vessel No.43.

Frigate Huron (PF-19) is accidentally rammed and damaged by U.S. freighter James Fenimore Cooper about 870 miles northeast of Bermuda.

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