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Fifth War Patrol:  Summary

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Fifth War Patrol:
12 March - 18 April 1945

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Patch, courtesy of Ray (Basil) Phipps.

Patrol Summary

  • Patrol Staging: Left Fremantle, West Australia on 12 March 1945 and arrived at Exmouth Gulf, West Australia, 15 March 1945.
  • Patrol: Left Exmouth Gulf, West Australia, on 15 March 1945 to begin patrol; arrived at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands, on 18 April 1945 to end patrol.
  • Patrol Duration: ?? days
  • Patrol Area: South China Sea
  • Ships Sunk

    Fifth Patrol Results - Ships Sunk

    Battle Flag Addition Patrol Ship Name Ship Type Date Sunk Location Tonnage
    Japanese Merchant FlagSunk 5 Honan Maru AO 29 March 1945 12-39N, 109-28E 5,542
    IJN Battle FlagSunk 5 Unknown DD 29 March 1945 14-96N, 119-40E 1,500
    1 Warship, 1 Merchant 5 Patrol Total 2 Ships Sunk 5,542
    Click Here for a description of symbols and abbreviations used in the table.
  • Damage Received
    • Depth Charges: 114

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