USS Bluegill (SS-242) WW2
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Artist I.R. Lloyd's rendition of Bluegill sinking Yubari on 27 April 1944. Photo courtesy of Ken Killmaster
Captain Barr drew first blood on his ship's very first patrol - the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Cruiser Yubari. His crew had indeed "gotten their ship's nose bloody." They went on to sink or damage 17 more ships for 63,059 tons.
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