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Timeline Event:


Jan 21, 1943

USS Gato (SS 212) encountered Section B of the Japanese Solomons reinforcement convoy east of Kieta, Bougainville. Gato torpedoed and damaged the army transport Kenkon Maru. Due to the damage, the transport was scuttled by her escort ships.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

More Information: 

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command


Date Added: 2011-01-21

Tags: Submarine, 1943


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