Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In Memoriam - USS Golet (SS-361) - Lost 14 June, 1944

USS Golet (SS-361) was a Gato-class submarine built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She was commissioned on 30 November, 1943.

Golet was lost on her second war patrol. Assigned a patrol area off the Japanese home island of Honshu, she failed to return and was declared overdue and presumed lost.

A postwar examination of Japanese records revealed an ASW attack in Golet's area on 14 June. This attack brought up "corks, raft, and so on, and a thick pool of oil..."


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