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SS-306 Tang
United States Navy submarine
Class Laid down, Shipyard LaunchedCommissioned Disabled and Why
Balao 1943/01/15
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Cal.
1943/08/17 1943/10/15 1944/10/24
sunk
Namesake: Any surgeonfish, especially of the several West Indian species.
TTD differences from class:1x102
Camouflage:


WW II combat actions:
From Till Operation Force Action Source
44/01/08 44/01/19     P.H. - training   81 
44/01/22 44/03/03   SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: N & W off Truk, N & W of Saipan   81 
44/01/29 44/02/05   SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: off Wake - lifeguard   81 
44/02/06 44/02/07   SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01:sail Wake > Truk   81 
44/02/08     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: entered patrol area on lanes Truk<>Japan, Guardfish sighted   81 
44/02/09     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: off Truk   81 
44/02/17     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: sinking AK Gyoten M.(6854-JANAC), AO s/s KuneiMAru 130 nm WNW of Truk (08-00N, 149-17E)   81  82  83
44/02/17     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: depth charged by escort Amakusa, PC Ch-31, Cha-24, AMC Hagoromo Maru (08-10N, 149-07E)   81  85 
44/02/20 44/02/21   SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: sail toward new station off Saipan   81 
44/02/22     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: off Saipan -sinking PG Fukuyama Maru (3581) 60 nm SW of Saipan (15-14N, 145-55E)   81  82  85
44/02/23     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: sinking AR Jamashimo Maru (6777 BRT - JANAC) W of Saipan (14-45N, 144-32E)   81  82  85
44/02/24     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: sinking AK Echizen M.(2424) from convoy W of Saipan (15-45N, 143-29E)   81  82  85
44/02/25     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: W of Saipan - sinking AO Choko Maru (1790 BRT - JANAC) (15-46N, 144-10E)   81  82  85
44/02/25     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: sail towards new area in lower Bonns   81 
44/02/26     SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: attacking convoy - out of torpedoes > sail for Midway   81 
44/02/27 44/03/03   SubRon14/SubDiv141 patro01: sail Saipan > Midway   81 
44/03/03 44/03/11     Midway - refit (AS Bushnell)   81 
44/03/11 44/03/15     training off Midway   81 
44/03/16 44/03/23     patro02: sail Midway > Palaus   81 
44/03/16 44/05/15   Subron14/SubDiv141 patro02: NW of Palau, E of Davao, Truk   81 
44/03/24       patro02: sail to intercept convoy sighted by Barb   81 
44/03/27 44/04/02     patro02: patrol area - of Palau   81 
44/04/03 44/04/06   71 patro02: patrol area E of Davao Gulf   81 
44/04/08 44/04/22   17 patro02: patrol area NW of Palau   81 
44/04/14       patro02: loan spare parts to Trigger   82 
44/04/14 44/04/22   17 patro02: coordinated patrol with Trigger   81 
44/04/22 44/04/29     patro02: sail Palaus > Truk   81 
44/04/24       patro02: shell Faisi Is   81 
44/04/29 44/05/07     patro02: lifeguard E of Truk   81 
44/04/30       patro02: E of Truk - rescued crew of TBM   81 
44/05/07 44/05/15     patro02: sail Truk > P.H.   81 
44/05/15 44/05/30     Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard - refit   81 
44/05/30 44/06/08     P.H. - post repair trials   81 
44/06/08 44/06/12     patro03: sail P.H. > Midway (with Sealion II)   81 
44/06/08 44/07/14     patro03: East China Sea, Yellow Sea   81 
44/06/12       patro03: Midway - refuel   81 
44/06/12 44/06/21     patro03: sail Midway > East China Sea   81 
44/06/23       patro03: off Kusakaki Shima - rendezvous with Sealion II   81 
44/06/24       patro03: off Danjo Gunto rendezvous with Tinosa & Sealion II - attacking convoy off Nagasaki Harbor:   81 
44/06/24       patro03: sinking cargo Tamahoko M.(6780 BRT-JANAC) (32-30N, 129-35E)   81  82  83
44/06/24       patro03: sinking cargo Nasusan Maru (4399 BRT - JANAC)   81  82  83
44/06/24       patro03: sinking cargo Tainan Maru (3175 BRT-JANAC) (32-30N, 129-35E   81  82  83
44/06/24       patro03: sinking cargo Kennici Maru (1937 BRT - JANAC)   81  82  83
44/06/26       patro03: attacking freighter off Bono Misaki (31-12N, 130-12E)   81 
44/06/29       patro03: SW of Korea - attacking cargo (34-27N,124-35E)   81 
44/06/30       patro03: sinking AK Nikkin Maru (5706 BRT - JANAC) off Mokpo, Yellow Sea (35-03N, 125-08E)   81  82  85
44/07/01       patro03: sinking AO Takatori M. #1 (878 BRT - JANAC) 125 nm WSW of Mokpo, Korea (34-27N, 123-46E)   81  82  85
44/07/01       patro03: sinking AK Taiun M. Nr.2 (998 BRT-JANAC) 50nm W of Mokpo, Korea (34-33N, 125-12E)   81  82  85
44/07/03       patro03: rendezvous with Sealion II   81 
44/07/04       patro03: sinking AK Asuzakan Maru(6889 BRT - JANAC) 40 nm NW of Mokpo, Korea (35-22N, 125-56E)   81  82  85
44/07/04       patro03: sinking AK Jamaoka M.(6932 BRT-JANAC) 80 nm NW of Mokpo, Korea (36-05N, 125-48E)   81  82  85
44/07/06       patro03: sinking AK Dori M. (1469 BRT - JANAC) in Chosen Bay, 270 nm NNW of Mokpo (38-40N, 123-40E)   81  85  85
44/07/14       patro03: arrived Midway   81 
44/07/14 44/07/24     Midway Sub Base - refit   81 
44/07/24 44/07/31     Midway - training   81 
44/07/31 44/09/03     patro04: Japan waters   81 
44/08/07       patro04: arrived patrol area   81 
44/08/10       patro04: attacking AO off Omai Saki   81  66 
44/08/11       patro04: sinking AK Roko M./3328 (JANAC) from convoy 40 nm NE of Shinomisaki,Honshu (33-58N,136-18E)   81  82  85
44/08/14       patro04: sinking patrol yacht (guns)   81 
44/08/21       patro04: attacking freighter   81 
44/08/22       patro04: sinking AK Nansatsu M. Nr.2 (116 BRT - JANAC) 7 nm ESE of Owase, Honshu (34-01N, 136-21E)   81  82  85
44/08/23       patro04: sinking AK Tsukushi Maru (8135 BRT - JANAC) off Hamaamtsu, Honshu (34-37N, 137-52E)   81  82  85
44/08/25       patro04: sinking AO Nanko Maru #8 (834 BRT - JANAC) off Honshu (33-55N, 136-18E)   82  83  85
44/08/25       patro04: sinking PC (600 BRT) - last torpedo   82  83 
44/08/26 44/09/01     patro04: sail Japan > P.H.   81 
44/09/01 44/09/24     P.H. - refit, training   81 
44/09/24 44/10/24     patro05: Formosa Strait   81 
44/09/27       patro05: Midway - refuel   81 
44/10/11       patro05: sinking cargo Joshu M./1658 BRT - JANAC, Oita M./711 - JANAC N of Formosa (25-00N, 121-00E)   81  82  85
44/10/23       patro05: sinking cargo Wakatake M.(1920 BRT - JANAC) in Formosa Strait (24-49N, 120-26E)   81  82  85
44/10/23       patro05: sinking AKs Tatsuju M./1944 (JANAC),Toun M./1920 (JANAC) in Formosa Strait (24-49N,120-26E)   82  83  85
44/10/23       patro05: sinking AK Kori Go (1339 - JANAC denied) in Formosa Strait (24-42N, 120-21E)   82  85 
44/10/24       patro05: sinking AK Ebara Maru (6600 - JANAC) 90 nm N of Mako, Pescadores (25-03N, 119-35E)   81  82  85
44/10/24       patro05: sinking AO Macumoto Maru (7024 - JANAC) 90 nm N of Mako, Pescadores (25-04N, 119-35E)   81  82  85
44/10/24       patro05: reports sinking 4 another ships - JANAC denied  
44/10/24       patro05: sunk (circular run of own torpedo) 92 nm N of Mako, Pescadores (25-06N, 119-31E)   81  82  85

Ship status, hull number changes...: sunk 25-06N, 119-31E; 1945/02/08 struck from Navy List
Ship score (awards, enemy ships credited...): 4 Battle Stars, 5 patrols, 2x PUC; 24/93824; 2 in number of ships, 22 rescued aviators
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