December 30, 1942 – This Day During World War ll – USS Bluefish sank a Japanese oiler

December 30, 1942 – This Day During World War ll – USS Bluefish sank a Japanese oiler southwest of Borneo, Dutch East Indies, hitting her with 5 of 5 torpedoes fired.

USS Bluefish (SS-222), a Gato-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the bluefish. 

Bluefish departed Fremantle in December 1943 for a 27-day patrol of the South China Sea. On 30 December, she sank the Japanese oiler Ichiyu Maru  in the Java Sea, striking her with all torpedos fired.

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USS Bluefish (SS-222)

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