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USS Bluegill (SS-242) WW2
First War Patrol Summary

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2nd War Patrol

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First War Patrol, 3 April - 1 June 1944

1st Patrol Battle Flag
Patch, courtesy of Ray (Basil) Phipps.

Patrol Summary

  • Patrol Staging: Left Milne Bay 1 April 1944 and arrived at Langenak, New Guinea, on 3 April 1944.
  • Patrol: Left Langenak, New Guinea, on 3 April 1944 to begin patrol; arrived at Seeadler Harbor, Manus Island, Admiralties, on 1 June 1944 to end patrol.
  • Patrol Epilogue: Left Manus Island on 1 June 1944 and arrived at Brisbane, Australia, on 7 June 1944.
  • Patrol Duration: 61 days
  • Patrol Area: Davao
  • Ships Sunk

    First Patrol Results - Ships Sunk

    Battle Flag Addition Patrol Ship Name Ship Type Date Sunk Location Tonnage
    IJN Battle FlagSunk 1 Yubari CL 27 April 1944 05-20N, 132-16E 2,890
    Japanese Merchant FlagSunk 1 Asosan Maru AK 1-2 May 1944 07-07N, 129-56E 8,811
    Japanese Merchant FlagSunk 1 Miyaura Maru AK 20 May 1944 02-13N, 128-01E 1,856
    1 Warship, 2 Merchants 1 Patrol Total 3 Ships Sunk 13,557
    Click Here for a description of symbols and abbreviations used in the table.
  • Damage Received
    • Depth Charges: 69
    • Aerial Bombs: 3

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