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16 May 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • Kamikaze was lightly damaged by British destroyers in the Strait of Malacca; 27 were killed, 14 were wounded. She arrived at Penang, Straits Settlements later on the same day. ww2dbase [Kamikaze | Strait of Malacca | CPC]
27 Jul 1945

Pacific Ocean
  • Traffic boat Kuroshio No. 1, formerly landing ship No. 131, was sunk by US submarine in the Strait of Malacca between Malaya and Sumatra. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | Strait of Malacca | CPC]

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