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Old 10-15-2020, 02:13 PM   #76
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First Patrol is over.

Fired 22 torpedoes for a total of 5 hits , sinking only three ships.

Two marus and one heavy cruiser.

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031124 FEB 1944
From : CAPT James Harriet

To : SubRon2 SUBSoWesPAC
Report from USS Snapper (SS-185)
Patrol area : South China Sea

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Special Missions Conducted: No

The following ships/aircraft have been destroyed
Number of Warships sunk : 0
Number of Merchants sunk : 9

Total Warship tonnage : 0
Total Merchant tonnage : 24270

Total Gross tonnage : 24270
Total JANAC tonnage : 24270

180631 DEC 1943
Ship sunk! Small Oiler, 1639 ton
Long 115° 45' E, Lat 7° 38' S

231006 DEC 1943
Ship sunk! Large Modern Tanker, 8036 ton
Long 104° 26' E, Lat 4° 27' N

231012 DEC 1943
Ship sunk! Small Passenger Carrier, 1729 ton
Long 104° 26' E, Lat 4° 27' N

042203 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Composite Superstructure Freighter, 1454 ton
Long 111° 11' E, Lat 7° 04' N

151909 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Medium Composite Freighter, 2979 ton
Long 119° 41' E, Lat 12° 13' N

160620 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Medium Raked Bow Split Freighter, 6680 ton
Long 120° 38' E, Lat 12° 17' N

160842 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Auxiliary Transport, 1473 ton
Long 120° 38' E, Lat 12° 18' N

251215 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Large Sampan, 80 ton
Long 129° 21' E, Lat 8° 13' S

251216 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Fishing Boat, 200 ton
Long 129° 20' E, Lat 8° 13' S


Torpedoes fired : 17
Torpedo impacts : 7
Torpedo misses : 14
Torpedo duds : 0
Torpedo premature explosions : -4
Gun loaded 58 times


Patrol narrative:

Nov 23 1943:
-2 Silver Stars, 2 Navy Commendation Medals, 3 Campaign medals awarded. Six promotions awarded. XO promoted and transferred off ship for new command in San Diego. Will be sorely missed. New Ensign taken on board to fill long-absent Watch Officer pos'n. Chief of the Boat also transferred out on standard rotation, new CPO taken from ranks.

-No overhaul organized and the Snapper will be putting to sea with its fairweather conning tower once more.

-Orders: depart DEC1419430 for "D3" grid. Shallow waters, so requested and rec'd load of 'self-defence' torpodeos in the form of Mk.27s (x4).

Dec 14 1943
- Departed BRISBANE 0118H.

DEC 15 1943
- Snapper tops up in EXMOUTH Gulf.

DEC 18 1943
-Snapper transits Lombok Strait on surface. SJ EMCON cancelled. Current course 330(T).

-0546H Hydrophone & SJ report merchant, course 133(T) speed estimated 6kts. Course set 354(T) for intercept.

-0606H Visual contact, 2 mast small type merchant. GQ called, telegraph reads ahead flank. Course changed to 10(T). Getting light out so lookouts kept above and AA manned. Battle stations deck gun ordered.

-0616H Range 4000 yards approx. 'Open fire' called. 4" scores hits and rapidly sets ship on fire.



-0622H Return fire from merchant in form of heavy machineguns. AA ordered to fire on enemy weaponry. Ship sinks shortly after. 40 rounds of 4" fired, 400 rounds of 20mm fired.



DEC 20 1943 - Snapper enters Karimata Strait. Japanese sailing vessel spotted 2213, sea state too rough for gun attack.

Dec 23 1943
- 0743H SJ contact on small group, course 15(T), speed 8.5kts. SJ EMCON ordered after data set. Occasional single sweeps every 5 minutes to monitor for zig-zags.

-0808H Periscope depth ordered due to SD contact - convoy has dedicated air cover. Spotted some form of tanker bearing 298(R). ID'd as Large Modern Tanker. A small passenger carrier was spotted shortly after. Some form of corvette appeared to be escorting. GQ called.

-0829H New course 314(T) and speed slowed to 6 knots with intention to shadow until air cover abates or night fall.

-0943H Convoy changes course to 356(T) providing an immediate opportunity to attack. Ship rigged for silent running.

-1004H: 3 'mk16' experimental fired at tanker. 1 fired at passenger carrier.

-1007H: 1 hit observed on tanker. Large series of explosions followed. 120 feet ordered.



-1008H: Impact heard on small passenger carrier.

-1012H: Hydrophone reports breaking up sounds.

-1620H: Snapper suffers prolonged depth charging by escort and air support. Total of 14 DCs counted plus various explosions from what is believed to be plane bombs. Snapper rocked occasionally but undamaged.



-2330H: On station in grid D3. Course set to run up the Malay coast, zig-zagging along a heading of 310(T).

Dec 29 1943 - Snapper passes an uneventful 5 days in D3, marred by bad weather for 3 days and voracious air patrols. X-mas at 160 feet for crew. New orders to proceed to D4 for a further 5 days.

Dec 30 1943 - Snapper on station in "D4" patrol zone. Telegraph reads "Ahead Slow"

Jan 3 1944 - Japanese schooner spotted off bow. Sea-state too rough for gun action. Course adjusted 042(T) to avoid contact.

Jan 4 1944 Finished time on station, uneventful except for high frequency SD contacts. Set course 0(T) into open part of South China Sea in anticipation of new orders.

-1901H orders received, proceed to "A5" for further 5 days of anti-shipping ops.

-1944H single SJ contact, small size range 15nm. Course 24(T) speed est 8 knots, GQ called and torpedo reload of 2x Mk 14 spreads. Radar returns weak and inconsistent, likely due to small aspect.

-2121H visual range. Some type of split or composite freighter. End-run plotted.

-2143H Target ID'd as Composite Superstructure Freighter.

-2200H 2 torps fired, 1.5 deg spread, range around 3300 yards on surface.

-2203H Single impact, distress flares. Ship rapidly sinks by stern.

Jan 7 1944
-1304H on station in Grid "A5" - unusually heavy air presence, SD contacts flying in pairs and quadruplets.

-2039H SJ and Hydrophone contacts, fast screws. GQ called. Fast convoy of some form. Swells moderate and surface attack deemed viable. Course 193(T) speed estimated 15 knots. Intercept plotted.

-2105H visual contact. ID'd as Modern Passenger liner. XO concurs. Lookouts ordered below. Destroyer closes off portside of target, risked staying on surface but trimmed down.

-2113H: 4 torpedoes fired due to slight doubt in solution. Appears enemy DD spots wakes, convoy successfully evades all torps and Snapper is forced under by gun fire. Ships moving too fast to feasibly stalk. We are kept down by the loving attention of DD.

-2232H: Japanese put on quite the concerto over next hour or so. Count 20 DCs total dropped in decreasing accuracy. Superficial damage suffered in initial spread.

Jan 9 1944

-1931H SJ contact on large, fast moving group to our south, course 228(T) speed estimate 18 knots. For first time in career, Snapper's officers, CAPT incl, declines attack on significant target; sea state remains intolerable, it is a full moon night and fuel consumption becoming legitimate factor at this stage.

Jan 16 1944 - Passed remainder of time in A5 uneventfully. Ordered to 'PASTURE' zone off east coast of Luzon.

-0503H After sinking single lone merchant just north of Mindoro Strait, SJ reports two further contacts moving in column. EMCON ordered in lieu of occasional single sweeps for tracking purposes. Course 16(T), speed estimated 7.5kts. Due to increasing light have opted for submerged attack, much to XO's disgust. Cannot help but concur.

-0614H In attack position. Contacts ID'd as Medium Raked Bow merchant and an Auxiliary Transport. Plan: make high angle of attack with remaining bow torps on second ship then high-speed run for passing stern shot at lead merchant.

-0620H 2 torps fired at rear merchant. They appear to pass fore. Speed solution adjusted to 5kts. Ordered turn 180(R). Stern tubes more successful on lead merchant, her keel breaks and she sinks in less than 1 minute. Reload ordered.

-0632 In position for second try on second merchant. Fire off single snapshot, hits just abaft of amidships and ship settles by stern.

-0827H Surface at battle stations deck gun in effort to finish off crippled merchant.

-0842H Transport is of the stubborn sort. Finally sunk after large expenditure of 4" rounds. Decision is to now head for home, down to 1 offensive torp and less than 20 rounds of 4". ComSubSoWesPac concurs and cancels orders.



Jan 25 1944: Snapper sinks two Japanese schooners with remaining gun ammo 140nm west of Timor, 1217H.

Feb 3 1944 Patrol ends at Fremantle after 52 days at sea.


CAPT James Harriet
CO USS Snapper (SS-185)
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Old 10-23-2020, 03:07 PM   #79
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Originally Posted by Rinaldi View Post
031124 FEB 1944
From : CAPT James Harriet

To : SubRon2 SUBSoWesPAC
Report from USS Snapper (SS-185)
Patrol area : South China Sea

Mods used 9
100_FalloftheRisingSun_UltimateEdition_v1.24_EN
Fleetboat_Interior-Officers_Quarters_FOTRSU_v1.1_EN
910_OfficerCountryPatch
901_Strategic_Map_Symbols
801_UMark Invisible
650_LotsaDudz
454_EasyAOB_FotRSU
301_MoreDifficultAI01
101_Patch_v1.2To_v1.26p

Special Missions Conducted: No

The following ships/aircraft have been destroyed
Number of Warships sunk : 0
Number of Merchants sunk : 9

Total Warship tonnage : 0
Total Merchant tonnage : 24270

Total Gross tonnage : 24270
Total JANAC tonnage : 24270

180631 DEC 1943
Ship sunk! Small Oiler, 1639 ton
Long 115° 45' E, Lat 7° 38' S

231006 DEC 1943
Ship sunk! Large Modern Tanker, 8036 ton
Long 104° 26' E, Lat 4° 27' N

231012 DEC 1943
Ship sunk! Small Passenger Carrier, 1729 ton
Long 104° 26' E, Lat 4° 27' N

042203 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Composite Superstructure Freighter, 1454 ton
Long 111° 11' E, Lat 7° 04' N

151909 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Medium Composite Freighter, 2979 ton
Long 119° 41' E, Lat 12° 13' N

160620 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Medium Raked Bow Split Freighter, 6680 ton
Long 120° 38' E, Lat 12° 17' N

160842 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Auxiliary Transport, 1473 ton
Long 120° 38' E, Lat 12° 18' N

251215 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Large Sampan, 80 ton
Long 129° 21' E, Lat 8° 13' S

251216 JAN 1944
Ship sunk! Fishing Boat, 200 ton
Long 129° 20' E, Lat 8° 13' S


Torpedoes fired : 17
Torpedo impacts : 7
Torpedo misses : 14
Torpedo duds : 0
Torpedo premature explosions : -4
Gun loaded 58 times


Patrol narrative:

Nov 23 1943:
-2 Silver Stars, 2 Navy Commendation Medals, 3 Campaign medals awarded. Six promotions awarded. XO promoted and transferred off ship for new command in San Diego. Will be sorely missed. New Ensign taken on board to fill long-absent Watch Officer pos'n. Chief of the Boat also transferred out on standard rotation, new CPO taken from ranks.

-No overhaul organized and the Snapper will be putting to sea with its fairweather conning tower once more.

-Orders: depart DEC1419430 for "D3" grid. Shallow waters, so requested and rec'd load of 'self-defence' torpodeos in the form of Mk.27s (x4).

Dec 14 1943
- Departed BRISBANE 0118H.

DEC 15 1943
- Snapper tops up in EXMOUTH Gulf.

DEC 18 1943
-Snapper transits Lombok Strait on surface. SJ EMCON cancelled. Current course 330(T).

-0546H Hydrophone & SJ report merchant, course 133(T) speed estimated 6kts. Course set 354(T) for intercept.

-0606H Visual contact, 2 mast small type merchant. GQ called, telegraph reads ahead flank. Course changed to 10(T). Getting light out so lookouts kept above and AA manned. Battle stations deck gun ordered.

-0616H Range 4000 yards approx. 'Open fire' called. 4" scores hits and rapidly sets ship on fire.



-0622H Return fire from merchant in form of heavy machineguns. AA ordered to fire on enemy weaponry. Ship sinks shortly after. 40 rounds of 4" fired, 400 rounds of 20mm fired.



DEC 20 1943 - Snapper enters Karimata Strait. Japanese sailing vessel spotted 2213, sea state too rough for gun attack.

Dec 23 1943
- 0743H SJ contact on small group, course 15(T), speed 8.5kts. SJ EMCON ordered after data set. Occasional single sweeps every 5 minutes to monitor for zig-zags.

-0808H Periscope depth ordered due to SD contact - convoy has dedicated air cover. Spotted some form of tanker bearing 298(R). ID'd as Large Modern Tanker. A small passenger carrier was spotted shortly after. Some form of corvette appeared to be escorting. GQ called.

-0829H New course 314(T) and speed slowed to 6 knots with intention to shadow until air cover abates or night fall.

-0943H Convoy changes course to 356(T) providing an immediate opportunity to attack. Ship rigged for silent running.

-1004H: 3 'mk16' experimental fired at tanker. 1 fired at passenger carrier.

-1007H: 1 hit observed on tanker. Large series of explosions followed. 120 feet ordered.



-1008H: Impact heard on small passenger carrier.

-1012H: Hydrophone reports breaking up sounds.

-1620H: Snapper suffers prolonged depth charging by escort and air support. Total of 14 DCs counted plus various explosions from what is believed to be plane bombs. Snapper rocked occasionally but undamaged.



-2330H: On station in grid D3. Course set to run up the Malay coast, zig-zagging along a heading of 310(T).

Dec 29 1943 - Snapper passes an uneventful 5 days in D3, marred by bad weather for 3 days and voracious air patrols. X-mas at 160 feet for crew. New orders to proceed to D4 for a further 5 days.

Dec 30 1943 - Snapper on station in "D4" patrol zone. Telegraph reads "Ahead Slow"

Jan 3 1944 - Japanese schooner spotted off bow. Sea-state too rough for gun action. Course adjusted 042(T) to avoid contact.

Jan 4 1944 Finished time on station, uneventful except for high frequency SD contacts. Set course 0(T) into open part of South China Sea in anticipation of new orders.

-1901H orders received, proceed to "A5" for further 5 days of anti-shipping ops.

-1944H single SJ contact, small size range 15nm. Course 24(T) speed est 8 knots, GQ called and torpedo reload of 2x Mk 14 spreads. Radar returns weak and inconsistent, likely due to small aspect.

-2121H visual range. Some type of split or composite freighter. End-run plotted.

-2143H Target ID'd as Composite Superstructure Freighter.

-2200H 2 torps fired, 1.5 deg spread, range around 3300 yards on surface.

-2203H Single impact, distress flares. Ship rapidly sinks by stern.

Jan 7 1944
-1304H on station in Grid "A5" - unusually heavy air presence, SD contacts flying in pairs and quadruplets.

-2039H SJ and Hydrophone contacts, fast screws. GQ called. Fast convoy of some form. Swells moderate and surface attack deemed viable. Course 193(T) speed estimated 15 knots. Intercept plotted.

-2105H visual contact. ID'd as Modern Passenger liner. XO concurs. Lookouts ordered below. Destroyer closes off portside of target, risked staying on surface but trimmed down.

-2113H: 4 torpedoes fired due to slight doubt in solution. Appears enemy DD spots wakes, convoy successfully evades all torps and Snapper is forced under by gun fire. Ships moving too fast to feasibly stalk. We are kept down by the loving attention of DD.

-2232H: Japanese put on quite the concerto over next hour or so. Count 20 DCs total dropped in decreasing accuracy. Superficial damage suffered in initial spread.

Jan 9 1944

-1931H SJ contact on large, fast moving group to our south, course 228(T) speed estimate 18 knots. For first time in career, Snapper's officers, CAPT incl, declines attack on significant target; sea state remains intolerable, it is a full moon night and fuel consumption becoming legitimate factor at this stage.

Jan 16 1944 - Passed remainder of time in A5 uneventfully. Ordered to 'PASTURE' zone off east coast of Luzon.

-0503H After sinking single lone merchant just north of Mindoro Strait, SJ reports two further contacts moving in column. EMCON ordered in lieu of occasional single sweeps for tracking purposes. Course 16(T), speed estimated 7.5kts. Due to increasing light have opted for submerged attack, much to XO's disgust. Cannot help but concur.

-0614H In attack position. Contacts ID'd as Medium Raked Bow merchant and an Auxiliary Transport. Plan: make high angle of attack with remaining bow torps on second ship then high-speed run for passing stern shot at lead merchant.

-0620H 2 torps fired at rear merchant. They appear to pass fore. Speed solution adjusted to 5kts. Ordered turn 180(R). Stern tubes more successful on lead merchant, her keel breaks and she sinks in less than 1 minute. Reload ordered.

-0632 In position for second try on second merchant. Fire off single snapshot, hits just abaft of amidships and ship settles by stern.

-0827H Surface at battle stations deck gun in effort to finish off crippled merchant.

-0842H Transport is of the stubborn sort. Finally sunk after large expenditure of 4" rounds. Decision is to now head for home, down to 1 offensive torp and less than 20 rounds of 4". ComSubSoWesPac concurs and cancels orders.



Jan 25 1944: Snapper sinks two Japanese schooners with remaining gun ammo 140nm west of Timor, 1217H.

Feb 3 1944 Patrol ends at Fremantle after 52 days at sea.


CAPT James Harriet
CO USS Snapper (SS-185)
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New PC...... good times. (6 second boot into windows, and about 10 second boot into SH4.......ooooooh yeah.)

1st Patrol with OM, intercepted a small convoy SW of Biscay.
Took out 2 T3 tankers and then found and sank Queen Elizabeth skulking in the fog.


Came home to some shiny things.
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What mod do you use that creates that kind of report?
Its not a mod. When a game generated radio message popped up I took a screen shot, edited the picture with Photoshop to remove all text and saved it as a blank form.

I found a font called "Carbon Type".

I complete a engagement, open the blank form in Photoshop and type up the new massage ..

Save as jpg and VIOLA!! A cool looking patrol message.

I guess that puts me firmly in the "geek" category.

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On second patrol, two days out.


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You can also get that blank paper in the Data / Menu / Skins / American / Gui / Layout / radio_messages.dds file. In the FotRSU mod, in the Support / Research folder is a "SubmarineActionReportForm.pdf" file, of which I did the same with a copy of an actual report form from one of the Submarine War Patrol Reports, which are included as part of the data collected, along with the weather, plane sightings, etc. Use a couple of the actual filled-out forms in some of the War Patrol Reports as a "model", if you use the Action Report Form. You could also "model" a report after a sub-section of a War Patrol Report, like Bubblehead1980 does. Pepper some radio messages in your report like 4H_Ccrashh, and make a pdf of the whole set... You of course, have to fill it out quintuplet with good, clear carbons so that one goes on file, one to ComSubRon for endorsement and up the chain, one to ComSubsPac for off-site record keeping, one for yourself, and the fifth for when someone loses their copy...
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May 29, 1943
USS Gato- SS-212
Pearl Harbor
Capt. Ryan Reynolds

5 Navy Crosses, 1 Bronze Star, 1 Purple Heart, and an Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal fill my wooden medal box. The countless commendation letters, certificates, and letters from congressmen and SECNAV take up a whole shelf in my filing cabinet. I have had an exceptionally meritious and successful career as a sub skipper, having sunk over 400,000 tons of merchant shipping, or so I claim. I have made a name for myself in the departments here, the younger officers envy my position and my success, while the older and more experienced men couldn't give a damn about my medals and the like. The press is constantly contacting me for opportunities to have a war correspondent on my boat, writing papers, and filming newsreels for the public. I have denied all of them, but COMSUBPAC has forced me to accept one, this time I let onboard a young war correspondent who doesn't look like he could survive a day on the sub. He seems eager to learn about my boat and see me and my crew in action. He'll have to learn I can't answer questions while attacking a Japanese Troop Transport.

CINCPAC has personally given me the most challenging mission they could afford: Insert a friendly agent into the Northern Mariana Islands. Ensure his safety and provide him with all the materials necessary for the completion of his mission. Now, that mission, in general, is not hard at all, in fact, my last task on my previous patrol was to insert a spy into a port in the Bungo Suido! I have no reason as to why we didn't get killed by Bungo Pete.

But where the intelligence people selected the drop off to be, 15° 6' 48'' N
145° 42' 5'' E
, is right in front of the Tinian Island harbor. They could have made me drop him off somewhere else more discreetly but they had to choose right in front of a goddamn harbor! I have to infiltrate the harbor and surface in the dead of night and drop him off. I could get spotted by shore batteries or ships in the harbor, hell, I could even run aground in shallow waters. Yet no matter how stupid or dangerous the mission is, it is my duty to carry it out and support our beloved nation.

I have prepared my will and testament for my wife and daughter here in Pearl if I don't come back. This will be the most dangerous mission I will have to execute, and it is extremely important.

We leave today in 2 hours.

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June 19, 1943
USS Gato SS-212
Pearl Harbor
Capt. Ryan Reynolds

I am surprised that I was able to pull it off, we were fired upon yet we were able to slip away!

We approached the harbor at radar depth since it was too shallow for periscope depth, and at night. The weather was also starting to worsen, a storm was developing. Before surfacing, I brought up the periscope to check for shore batteries. We had left the SJ and SD radars on, so we knew that there were ships in the harbor, we did not need to check there. I saw 2 shore batteries where we were to drop off the agent. I knew there was no way we could surface without being detected, so I ordered general quarters, had the corpsman on stand-by, and left the watch crew below deck. Only me, the XO, the agent, and the war correspondent were to come on the deck.

We surfaced quickly, immediately being sighted by the shore batteries. They fired shells at me, they whizzed past my head making a whistling noise. The agent got off safely, yet I knew his mission would be an utter failure, he would spend the rest of the war in the camps.

We dove to radar depth, I yelled to the helmsman "Get us the blazes out of here!" And we made our escape. Slipping away silently, never being attacked by a warship on our way out.

Our new orders were to patrol the Caroline Islands and engage shipping there. We have patrolled for 10 days now, and we have not sighted a single ship yet.

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USS Guardfish SS-217. 29APR43 1830hrs

15 days into 3rd Patrol...

CO: CoB...will you have Ensign Jax relieve the XO on the bridge and have the Officers muster in the ward room.
CoB: Yessir.
CO: Oh...CoB...in your travels, ask Chief Madson to join us along with yourself.
CoB: Yessir...

CO: OK fellas...we've been retasked to the Carolines...the way things have been going, sounds like somethings up. Nav plot the course, get input from CHENG, we need speed but be fuel conscious.
Nav: Yessir.
XO: Skipper...what about the problems with the Mk14's? Our last patrol we had 9 duds and we think 4 prematures...
CO: Yep...that's what Weaps and Chief Mason been tinkering with...Chief?Chief Madson: Well Skipper...Weaps and me still think the Mag detonators are the problem with the duds and the premies...but can't quite figure why...
Weaps: Yeah Skipper...the indicators just aren't lining up with what BuPOrd was telling us in Brisbane...all Chief and I can recommend is keeping the speed set to 30knts and try contact det only...but the Chief and I are still digging into it.
CO: Noted...keep at it...yall will find something...CoB?
CoB: Skipper...
CO: Our crew is getting their confidence, you and the XO keep an eye on them...we don't need anyone thinking they've a red S on their chest...confident is a good thing, but we need them to be smart about things.
CoB: Yessir...
CO: XO?
XO: I had noticed it also Skipper...the CoB and I got this...
CO: OK yall...we got a plan...Nav...you and CHENG get that new plot coordinated ASAP...CoB...spread the word if you would...all watch standers stay sharp, be smart...Anything else?...No?...Dismissed...
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August 9, 1943
USS Gato SS-212
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Capt. Ryan Reynolds

We have completed our patrol. We sank over 50,000 tons of merchant shipping, as well as a lone destroyer. The war correspondent went back to the states to produce the film that he made of me in action and publish his paper. For this patrol, I was awarded a Silver Star, and the RADM is talking about a desk job for me!! No way will I go behind a desk!

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15MAY43 1230hrs
USS Guardfish SS-217 is overdue. Last contact was 22APR43 off the Caroline Islands and she is presumed lost with all hands.
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