USS Wahoo

Japan,Asia

USS Wahoo was a Gato class submarine laid down by Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Fransisco in June 1941. She was launched in February 1942 and entered service in the US Navy three months later. She completed six war patrols, credited with sinking four enemy ships. On her seventh patrol she was spotted and attacked by Japanese airplanes and ships 11.October 1943 and sunk north of Japan. Attempts to located the wreck started in the 1990's, and the wreck was finally found in 2005 in the La Perouse strait on a depth of 65 meter.


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USS Wahoo
SS-238
311,0 x 27,3 x 17,0 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1525 displ ( surfaced )
San Fransisco ( US ) 1942
Pearl Harbor ( US )


Picture: USS Wahoo
Courtesy of U.S Navy, Public domain


Last updated: July 2018