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Third War Patrol:  Summary

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Third War Patrol:
18 September - 25 November 1944

3rd Patrol Battle Flag
Patch, courtesy of Ray (Basil) Phipps.

Patrol Summary

  • Patrol Staging: Left Fremantle, West Australia, 18 September 1944 and arrived in Exmouth Gulf, West Australia, on 21 September 1944.
  • Patrol: Left Exmouth Gulf, West Australia, on 18 September 1944 to begin patrol; arrived at Fremantle 25 November 1944 to end patrol.
  • Patrol Duration: 71 days
  • Patrol Area: Manila
  • Ships Sunk

    Third Patrol Results - Ships Sunk

    Battle Flag Addition Patrol Ship Name Ship Type Date Sunk Location Tonnage
    Japanese Merchant FlagSunk 3 Sea Truck 6 October 1944 1,500
    Japanese Merchant FlagSunk 3 Arabia Maru AK 18 October 1944 14-06N, 119-40E 9,480
    IJN Battle FlagSunk 3 Destroyer DD 18 October 1944 14-96N, 119-40E 800
    Japanese Merchant FlagSunk 3 Hakushika Maru AK 18 October 1944 14-06N, 119-40E 8,152
    Japanese Merchant FlagSunk 3 Chinzei Maru AK 18 October 1944 14-06N, 119-40E 1,999
    1 Warship, 4 Merchants 3 Patrol Total 5 Ships Sunk 20,431
    Click Here for a description of symbols and abbreviations used in the table.
  • Ships Damaged

    Third Patrol Results - Ships Damaged

    Battle Flag Addition Patrol Ship Name Ship Type Date Sunk Location Tonnage
    Japanese Merchant FlagDamaged 3 Sea Truck 12 October 1944 500
    Japanese Merchant FlagDamaged 3 Sea Truck 12 October 1944 500
    Japanese Merchant FlagDamaged 3 Unknown AK 18 October 1944 9,500
    3 Merchants 3 Patrol Total 3 Ships Damaged 10,500
    Click Here for a description of symbols and abbreviations used in the table.
  • Damage Received
    • Depth Charges: 98

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