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Japanese Submarine Losses to Allied Submarines In World War 2

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Japanese Submarine Losses to Allied Submarines In World War 2

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53 pagine
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Oct 24, 2015
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9781576384442
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Merriam Press Naval History No. 8. First eBook Edition, 2015. The details of the sixteen Japanese submarines sunk by American subs and the two Japanese submarines sunk by British subs during World War II are fully documented in this thoroughly researched analysis. In addition, the author addresses several claims that were made for which he provides proof that can no longer be considered accurate. Covers Japanese submarines I-73, I-23, I-28, I-64, I-4, I-18, I-168, I-182, I-34, I-43, I-42, I-174, I-183, I-168, I-29, I-364, I-365, RO-115, RO-112, RO-113, RO-49, RO-46; I-122, I-351, I-373, plus the claims of USS Wahoo (SS-238) and USS Sailfish (SS-192). 10 photos.
Pubblicato:
Oct 24, 2015
ISBN:
9781576384442
Formato:
Libro

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Japanese Submarine Losses to Allied Submarines In World War 2 - Vernon J. Miller

Japanese Submarine Losses to Allied Submarines In World War 2

Japanese Submarine Losses to Allied Submarines In World War 2

Vernon J. Miller

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Naval History 8

Bennington, Vermont

2015

First eBook Edition

Copyright © 1988 by Vernon J. Miller

First published in 1988 by the Merriam Press

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Foreword

At the conclusion of World War II the Japanese submarine force could take credit for the sinking of only one American submarine. Although two others, while surfaced for lifeguard duties, may have been torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarines, only the sinking of Corvina (SS-216) by I-176 could be definitely claimed. This does not mean that the Japanese submarine commanders were totally ineffective. Some of their attacks against American submarines were well conducted; and, with a little more luck, could have been much more productive.

American submarine commanders, however, in addition to being better trained and informed and having far more effective equipment, considered an enemy submarine a prime target, aggressively attacking whenever the opportunity occurred. By V-J Day Japan had lost sixteen of her underseas fleet to American submarine torpedoes and another two to British submarines. At least another four may have submerged for the final time as a result of attacks by American submarines.

When Japan surrendered, the once

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