August 23, 1944 – This Day During World War ll – Submarine Haddo (SS-255) torpedoes Japanese destroyer Asakaze

August 23, 1944 – Submarine Haddo (SS-255) torpedoes Japanese destroyer Asakaze as the enemy warship is escorting tanker Niyo Maru, 20 miles southwest of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, P.I., Asakaze sinks near Dasol Bay after attempts at salvage fail.
On 23 August, Asakaze sortied from Takao as escort for a convoy bound for Manila when she was torpedoed by the submarine USS Haddo. The submarine was about to torpedo a tanker close to shore when she detected a pursuing destroyer. With four torpedoes she ripped off the warship’s bow. Haddo then maneuvered to finish off her antagonist, but her last torpedo missed. The Asakaze was taken in tow by one of the ships in the convoy — the tanker Nijō Maru — but sank 32 km (20 mi) southwest of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines

Japanese destroyer IJN Asakaze

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