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WilhelmSchulz.
08-18-2006, 07:43 PM
Russian Diver looking for somthing else found the USS WAHOO(SS-238) in the La Perouse Strait.

Russians find wreckage of U.S. submarine (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060817/ap_on_re_eu/russia_us_sunken_sub)

Wahoo (SS-238) (http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/2984.html)

AO1_AW_SW_USN
08-18-2006, 11:38 PM
You mean for once they found one of our boats and not vice versa?

Bucketlung
08-19-2006, 10:45 AM
So I don't have to go digging out my maps again, does anybody know where La Perouse Strait is located?

tambor198
08-19-2006, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Bucketlung:
So I don't have to go digging out my maps again, does anybody know where La Perouse Strait is located?

The La Perouse Straits seperate the Japanese nothernmost island of Hokkaido and the Russian island of Sakhalin.


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Ali_109
08-19-2006, 03:01 PM
Hi Sweet Sixteen http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
It doesn't go on to say what they will do with her? Do you think her condition is good enough that she could be preserved? I wonder if the US will intervene? Ummmm I dunno.......Could you keep us posted please.....

The_Silent_O
08-19-2006, 06:10 PM
The loss of Cmdr. Dudley €œMush€ Morton and Wahoo sent shock waves throughout the entire submarine force. When Wahoo was officially reported missing on November 9th, Lockwood ceased all further trips into the Sea of Japan. The area was abandoned as a patrol route and was not invaded again until June 1945. Morton was posthumously awarded a fourth Navy Cross, and when he died, was responsible for sinking 19 ships totaling 55,000 tons. These figures, in terms of individual ships sunk, placed him as one of the three most successful submarine skippers of the war. Incidentally, the only man who surpassed Morton in the entire submarine force was Morton€s former executive officer, Captain **** O€Kane, who totaled 24 kills in the USS Tang before she was sunk by the last of her own torpedoes with the loss of all but nine of her crew in 1944.

In 1960 Lockwood was asked to write the forward for former Wahoo crewmember Forest Sterling€s book, €œWake of the Wahoo.€ He wrote about Morton. €œWhen a natural leader and born daredevil such as Mush Morton is given command of a submarine, the result can only be a fighting ship of the highest order, with officers and men who would follow their skipper to the Gates of Hell€¦.And they did,€ wrote Lockwood. €œMorton lined up an impressive number of €˜firsts€ during the short ten months that he commanded Wahoo: first to penetrate an enemy harbor and sink a ship therein; first to use successfully a down-the-throat shot; and first to wipe out an entire convoy single-handed,€ added Lockwood.


Nice website here. It seems they generally knew where it was in the straits. Just never found it exactly.

http://ussmortondd948.org/About_Cdr_Morton.html

May they continue to rest in peace and hopefully avoided the "Gates of Hell" in the end. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The_Silent_O
08-19-2006, 06:22 PM
Check out this rare wedding photo of "Mush" Morton. He looks like he's right out of the 70s with that haircut:

http://www.emackinnon.com/wahoo-morton-wedding.jpg

Bucketlung
08-19-2006, 06:44 PM
Thanks for the info on the location of the strait Tambor.

In the wedding picture I like the hat on Miss Unknown.

flyingdane
08-19-2006, 07:36 PM
RIP. to all the brave crew of the USS WAHOO. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
08-20-2006, 03:45 AM
"Tenancity, Dic.k. Stay with the bastard till he's on the bottom"
"Tenancity, Dic.k. Stay with the bastard till he's on the bottom"

Celeon999
08-21-2006, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by The_Silent_O:
Check out this rare wedding photo of "Mush" Morton. He looks like he's right out of the 70s with that haircut:

http://www.emackinnon.com/wahoo-morton-wedding.jpg


Hey ! Tsing Tao !

That was once a german colony and place of a big battle against Japan in world war one.


They still make the Tsing Tao beer there (with the german clearance rules of course except that they add rice to the ingredients for some reason)

China´s beer number one ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Celeon999
08-23-2006, 11:20 AM
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