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Tuna

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassTambor-class Submarine
Hull NumberSS-203
Builder NameMare Island Navy Yard

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Tuna Operational Timeline

19 Jul 1939 The keel of submarine Tuna was laid down.
14 May 1942 USS Tuna sank Japanese transport Toyoharu Maru 65 miles off Sohuksando, Korea.
30 Mar 1943 US submarine Tuna (SS-203) attacked a Japanese convoy north of Manus, Admiralty Islands and sank the 4,606-ton army cargo ship Kurohime Maru, hitting her with 2 of 3 torpedoes fired, and survived the resultant depth-charging by escort vessels.

Photographs

Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers at Merry Point, 13 Oct 1941. Also pictured is the U-shaped Headquarters Building for the Pacific Fleet and a tank farm at right. Note one tank painted as a building.USS Dentuda, USS Searaven, and USS Tuna in foreground, with USS Parche, USS Bluegill, and USS Hackleback also present, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Oct 1946




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Submarine Tuna (SS-203) Photo Gallery
Aerial view of the Pearl Harbor Submarine Piers at Merry Point, 13 Oct 1941. Also pictured is the U-shaped Headquarters Building for the Pacific Fleet and a tank farm at right. Note one tank painted as a building.USS Dentuda, USS Searaven, and USS Tuna in foreground, with USS Parche, USS Bluegill, and USS Hackleback also present, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Oct 1946


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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945