March 29, 1943 – This Day During World War ll – USS Wahoo sank freighter Yamabato Maru

March 29, 1943 – USS Wahoo sank freighter Yamabato Maru in the East China Sea, hitting her with 1 of 2 torpedoes. She then transited the Collnett Strait (Tokara Kaiky) between Yakushima island and Kuchinoshima island in southern Japan, eastward into the Pacific Ocean. ww2dbase
USS Wahoo (SS-238) was a Gato-class submarine, the first United States Navy ship to be named for the wahoo.
On 29 March, Wahoo sighted the freighter Yamabato Maru and fired two of her stern torpedo tubes. The first torpedo hit at the point of aim under the mainmast and completely disintegrated everything abaft her stack. The forward section sank in two minutes. The second torpedo was aimed at the foremast, but it missed because the first torpedo stopped the freighter in her tracks.

USS Wahoo (SS-238)

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