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Sturgeon

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassSalmon-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-187
Builder NameMare Island Navy Yard

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Sturgeon Operational Timeline

30 Mar 1942 USS Sturgeon sank Japanese transport ship Choko Maru 20 miles southwest of Celebes, Dutch East Indies.
30 Jun 1942 USS Sturgeon detected Japanese passenger ship Montevideo Maru off northern Philippine Islands and began to give chase.
1 Jul 1942 USS Sturgeon sank Japanese passenger ship Montevideo Maru off northern Philippine Islands before dawn; 1,124 were killed, 17 survived. The crew of Sturgeon did not realize that most of those aboard were Australian prisoners of war, which constituted 1,053 of the 1,124 killed.

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Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Base with the supply depot on the Kuahua Peninsula in upper center, 13 Oct 1941. Note the building in the lower left with a roof painted to resemble two smaller buildings.




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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
20 Jan 2018 04:35:22 PM

My father was on the uss sturgeon,I was wondering if anyone knew him
Frank Ratzlaff was his name and Iím trying to find out anything about him .he left my mother right after I was born & I curious about him
2. Anonymous says:
20 Jan 2018 04:38:02 PM

Forgot to enter my email ,looking for any info on frank Ratzlaff on the uss sturgeon
3. Anonymous says:
21 Aug 2018 04:57:13 PM

Did anyone know my father
Frank Ratzlaff on the uss
Sturgeon

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Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Base with the supply depot on the Kuahua Peninsula in upper center, 13 Oct 1941. Note the building in the lower left with a roof painted to resemble two smaller buildings.


Famous WW2 Quote
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945