On Eternal Patrol...USS WAHOO wreck Discovered




 
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September 29th, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 

Topic: On Eternal Patrol...USS WAHOO wreck Discovered


After she Dissappeared in 1943 the Wreck of the USS Wahoo has been discovered in the La Perouse Strait. She was commanded by one of the best US Sub commanders in the Fleet, Dudley 'Mush' Mortona and was responsible for the destuction of 21 enemy ships (60,000 tons) making her one of the highest ranking American Sub aces in the Pacific. Among her exploits was the complete, single handed destruction of an entire Japanese Convoy in which she sunk 20000 tons on a single patrol.

She was sunk with all hands by Japanese patrol boats and ASW aircraft.


Photos of USS Wahoo by Russian Diver team...

http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/uss-w...ble-photos.htm
September 29th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Nice find, mmarsh.
September 30th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
pretty cool
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October 3rd, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 
UPDATE: Another sunken WWII Submarine believed found - USS GRUNION.

A shadowy object has been found on the ocean floor maybe the final resting place of USS Grunion. The USS Grunion dissappeared with all hands in the Aleutians Islands after being sunk in a surface engagement with a armed Japanese freighter. USS Gruinon is credited with sinking 2 Japanese Sub Chasers and damaging a third.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...stsub1001.html
November 3rd, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 
(Mods -Please forgive double post The last was over a month ago).

UPDATE

The sunken sub I mentioned in the thread starter has been positively identified as the USS Wahoo by the US Navy's Central Pacific Command.

May they Rest in Peace.


http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism...1-120208-4854r
November 3rd, 2006  
Fox
 
 
Okay, why named USS Wahoo???
November 4th, 2006  
Dean
 
 
Many US subs were named after gamefish. The Wahoo is a gamefish. It's that simple.
November 4th, 2006  
bigcanada813
 
 
i'm taking a wwii in the pacific class, and one of our required readings was on the USS Wahoo. my professor will definitly want to hear about this.
November 4th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean
Many US subs were named after gamefish. The Wahoo is a gamefish. It's that simple.
Oh, thanks, Dean.
December 20th, 2008  
Mark Conley
 
 
http://www.warfish.com/scrap7.html


Heres a very interesting scrap book page from the wahoo's story book. look at the oil slick lines on the surface. the japaneese just followed the slick to the end point and depth charged it.

RIP morton and the boys. You deserved better.