SUN 31 DEC 1944
U.S. freighter Juan de Fuca is torpedoed by Japanese plane about 20 miles off Mindoro, and runs aground off Ambulong Island; there are no casualties among the 41-man merchant complement and the 27-man Armed Guard (see 1 January 1945).
British submarine HMS Shakespeare attacks Japanese convoy and sinks merchant cargo ship Unryu Maru east of Port Blair, 11°40'N, 093°15'E.
During December (date unspecified), car float YCF-42 founders in heavy weather, 34°47'N, 75°5'W.
USAAF heavy bombers pound Hamburg; in the massive raid, German submarine U-906, minesweeper M 445 and cargo vessels Faro, Mannheim and Rival are sunk.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Shakespeare Attacks On New Yr.'s Eve
by M. Bouffant at 19:44