Tuesday, May 19, 2020

"unidentified submerged object"

SAT 19 MAY 1945
Destroyer Moffett (DD-362) is damaged when she strikes an unidentified submerged object 65 miles east of Portland Maine.

Destroyers bombard Japanese installations on Paramushiro, Kurils.

Destroyer escort Vammen (DE-644) is damaged in collision with oiler Cimarron (AO-22) off Okinawa, 26°24'N, 127°53'E. Cimarron is also damaged by grounding, 26°25'N, 127°53'E.

Motor gunboat PGM-1 is damaged by explosion off Luzon,14°41'N, 121°46'E.

Japanese army cargo ship Kaiko Maru is sunk by aircraft in Keelung harbor.

Japanese merchant cargo ship Daishin Maru is sunk, and light cruiser Kashima damaged, when the two ships collide in Tsushima Strait, 34°40'N, 128°38'E.

Japanese cargo vessel Ogishima Maru is damaged by aircraft, 34°39'N, 137°32'E.

Japanese merchant tanker Soei Maru is damaged by mine six kilometers east of Mushima.

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