USS Bluegill (SS-242) WW2
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Fifth War Patrol: Honan Maru Sunk
"Here was work for the boys in the back room, Anderson and Owens. All they had to do was launch a rubber boat from a submarine, paddle about three quarters of a mile in a fairly tough sea, black as indigo, board an enemy vessel, - possibly manned and waiting to capture or kill, - inspect the vessel if abandoned, set explosive charges to complete the destruction and, not the least difficult, paddle back to the submarine somewhere out there in the blackness. Their report is, from its laconic tone, almost funny:
No one aboard.
Set incendiaries and limpets.
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