Submarine Operations Research Group Attack Data

USS S-42 (SS-153)

Patrol Number Date Hour (00-23) Operational Command Latitude Longitude Approach Light Condition Approach Image Method Approach Surfaced or Submerged Attack Light Condition Attack Image Method Attack Surfaced or Submerged Weapon Used Number of Torpedoes Fired Number of Torpedo Hits Claimed Target Type Result Estimated Target Tonnage
1942-05-05    Brisbane  0512S  15309E        Daylight  Periscope  Submerged    AO  No Damage   
1942-05-11    Brisbane  0506S  15348E        Night  Periscope  Submerged    CM  Sunk  9800 
1942-09-09    Brisbane            Daylight  Periscope  Submerged    DD  No Damage   
1942-11-02  15  Brisbane  0710S  15600E        Daylight  Periscope  Submerged    DD  Damaged  1500 
1943-09-18  17  Dutch Harbor  5022N  15534E  Daylight  Periscope  Submerged  Daylight  Periscope  Submerged  Mark X Type 3 Torpedo  AK  No Damage  6000 


A complete analysis of the SORG attack data and attacks not in SORG is currently available in the book United States and Allied Submarine Successes in the Pacific and Far East During World War II, 4th ed.

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