Saturday, August 19, 2006

USS Grunion Found

A submarine has been found off of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. It may very well be USS Grunion (SS-216)

Lost submarine found off Alaska, Search for father may have turned up USS Grunion
The Grunion, one of the Gato-class attack submarines commissioned early in World War II, was on its maiden operational voyage when it disappeared while patrolling the seas between Alaska's tip and Japan, according to a Navy Web site.

The submarine made several transmissions in July 1942, reporting that it had sunk three Japanese destroyers. On July 30, it reported heavy anti-submarine activity nearby and said it had 10 remaining torpedoes. It was never heard from again. Warplanes searching for wreckage never found anything.
Now, finally, she has been found.

Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet maintains the USS Grunion web site including a crew list, all of whom were lost on July 31, 1942.

USS Grunion photo archive

No comments: