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SS-203 Tuna
United States Navy submarine
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Tambor 1939/07/19
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Cal.
1940/10/02 1941/01/02 1948/09/25
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Namesake: velky tuk - Any of numerous large, vigorous, spiny-finned fishes including some highly esteemed for sport and food.
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WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
41/12/07 42/01/07   ScoutForPac/SubRon6/SubDiv61 MINY - drydock - repairs   81  66  114
42/01/1? 42/01/26     P.H. - training   66 
42/01/26 42/03/21     patro01: East China Sea   66 
42/03/04       patro01: sinking AK (4000 BRT)   66 
42/03/21 42/04/14     P.H. - refit   66 
42/04/14 42/06/16     patro02: Honshu   66 
42/05/15       patro02: sinking AP Toyohara Maru (805 BRT) 65 nm off Sohuksando, Korea (33-34N, 125-09E)   66  85 
42/06/16 42/07/13     P.H. - refit   66 
42/07/13 43/09/05   8.5.12 patro03: Aleutians   66 
42/08/09     8.5.12 patro03: sighted I class submarine   81  66 
42/08/25 42/08/27 Firepl 8.5.12 patro03: carry 7 US Army mens from Dutch Harbor to Kuluk Bay   66 
42/09/05 42/11/09     P.H. - refit, overhaul   66 
42/11/09 42/12/29?     patro04: New Georgia   66 
42/12/12       patro04: attacking DD off New Georgia   66 
42/12/29? 43/01/18     Brisbane - refit   66 
43/01/18 43/02/07     patro05: Vella Lavella   66 
43/01/24       patro05: arrived Vella Lavella   66 
43/02/01       patro05: moved to Buka area   66 
43/02/07 43/03/04     Brisbane - refit   66 
43/03/04 43/04/20     patro06: Bismarcks   66 
43/03/16       patro06: ordered to shift to Mussau <> Manus lanes   66 
43/03/30       patro06: sinking AK Kurohime Maru (4697 BRT) from convoy N of Manus (00-22S, 147-46E)   66  85 
43/04/04       patro06: moved to Rabaul lanes   66 
43/04/20 43/05/1?     Brisbane - refit   66 
43/05/1 ? 43/07/0??     patro07: Wakde   66 
43/05/19       patro07: attacked by IJN SS   66 
43/05/2??       patro07: prepare to shell Wakde - forced away by PC's presence   66 
43/07 43/07/29     Brisbane - refit   66 
43/07/29       patro08: damaged by RAAF PBY off Woodlark Is. (08-02S, 152-07E) > terminate patrol   66  85 
43/07/29 43/08/21     Brisbane - repairs   66 
43/08/21 43/10/14     patro08: South China Sea   66  85 
43/09/23       patro08: attacking AK Shinwa Maru 160 nm NE of Kuantan (04-50N, 105-50)   85 
43/10/14 43/11/07     Fremantle - refit (AS-14 Pelias)   66 
43/11/07 44/01     patro09: Java Sea, Flores Sea   66 
43/11/21       patro09: damaging freighter   66 
43/12/12       patro09: sinking AP Tosei Maru (5484 BRT) N of Halmahera (02-44N, 126-14E)   66  85 
44/02 44/04/06     HPNY - overhaul   66 
44/04/24 44/06/21     patro10: Palaus   66 
44/05/04       patro10: sinking trawler Takima Maru (100 BRT) N of Wake Is. (22-06N, 166-47E)   66  85 
44/05/04       patro10: with Haddock pick up confidential docs. from Takima M.   66 
44/05/14       patro10: shell Faisi Is.   66 
44/06/21 44/07/15     Majuro - refit   66 
44/07/15 44/09/05     patro11: Shikoku, Kjushu   66 
44/09/05 44/10/08     P.H. - refit   66 
44/10/08 44/12/02 King2 17/Roach's Riders patro12: Luzon area   66 
44/12/02 45/01/06     Saipan - refit   66 
45/01/06 45/03/13     patro13: W of Borneo   66 
45/01/28 45/01/30     patro13: recon. NE coast of Borneo   66 
45/03/02 45/03/04     patro13: land personel and cargo near Labuk Bay   66 
45/03/13 45/04/13     Fremantle - refit, training   66 
45/05 45/09/14     Subic Bay, Saipan   66 

Ship status, hull number changes...: 1948/10/21 struck from Navy List
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 7 Battle Stars, 13 patrols, 4/14986
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