Thursday, November 16, 2006

In Memoriam - USS Corvina (SS 226)

On 16 November, 1943, while on her first war patrol south of Truk Island, USS Corvina (SS 226) was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-176. All 82 officers and crew aboard Corvina were killed.

Postwar analysis revealed that I-176 caught Corvina on the surface. I-176 fired three torpedoes at the surfaced submarine. Two torpedoes struck home, causing "a great explosion sound"., according to the report filed by the Japanese submarine's Commanding Officer.

Corvina's loss would be avenged. I-176 would be later sunk by U.S. forces on 16/17 May, 1944.

For more information about USS Corvina, including a complete crew list please visit the Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Website


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