March 30, 1943 – This Day During World War ll – USS Tuna sinks army cargo ship Kurohime Maru

March 30, 1943 – Submarine Tuna (SS-203) attacks Japanese convoy north of Manus, Admiralty Islands, sinks army cargo ship Kurohime Maru, 00°22’S, 147°46’E, and survives the resultant depth-charging by escort vessels.
USS Tuna (SS-203) was a United States Navy Tambor-class submarine, serving in the Pacific during World War II and earning seven battle stars for her service. After the war, she participated in the Bikini Atoll atomic testing in 1946
Late in the afternoon of 29 March, she sighted a convoy of four merchantmen, with two escort ships and two aircraft. After stalking the convoy all night, Tuna attacked the following morning, firing three torpedoes at the largest vessel. Two hits, and the 4,697-ton Kurohime Maru plunged to the bottom.

USS Tuna (SS-203)

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