May 30, 1942 – This Day During World War ll – Submarine Rasher (SS-269) sinks gunboat Anshu Maru

May 30, 1942 – Submarine Rasher (SS-269) continues attack on Japanese convoy in the eastern Celebes Sea, sinking gunboat Anshu Maru about 110 miles north-northwest of Halmahera,
30 May 1944: About 19 nms SSW of Kaburuang Island, N Celebes (now Pulau Kaburuang, Indonesia). LtCdr Willard R. Laughon’s (USNA’33) USS RashEr (SS-269) makes radar contact with the transport. At 2130, Laughon torpedoes and hits Anshu Maru at 03-40N, 126-58E. Anshu Maru floods gradually and sinks the following day at 0210 with no casualties.

Gunboat Anshu Maru

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