On This Day
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On This Day - 1944
- January 15, 1944
Fremantle-based USS THRESHER, (submarine), sank the Japanese transports TATSUNO MARU and TOHO MARU off the north coast of Luzon.
- January 12, 1944
HMAS AUSTRALIA and USS NASHVILLE, (cruisers), commenced refit in Sydney.
- January 7, 1944
The Fremantle-based US submarines KINGFISH, RASHER, and BLUEFISH sank three Japanese tankers in the South China Sea. KINGFISH torpedoed the FUSHIMI MARU, RASHER the KIYO MARU, and BLUEFISH the HAKIO MARU. The success of submarine sinking of tankers had a decisive effect on Japanese Fleet operations later in 1944.
- January 3, 1944
The Fremantle-based USS KINGFISH, (submarine), sank the Japanese tankers RYUEI MARU and BOKUEI MARU in the South China Sea.
- January 2, 1944
HMA Ships ARUNTA and WARRAMUNGA, (destroyers), provided covering fire for the Allied landings at Saidor, New Guinea.