Thirteen men escaped from the of Honor. among American submarines. The 23rd torpedo was fired at 900 yd (820 m) and was observed running hot and straight. Tang's ninth deployment came after a period of repairs and intense training around Hawaii and lasted from August 1970 until February 1972. Two days later, Tang attacked a tanker and an escort with her last three torpedoes – the tanker {"No.8 Nanko Maru"} sank – and returned to Pearl Harbor. TANG, under CDR R.H. O'Kane, set out from Pearl Harbor on 24 September 1944, to begin her fifth war patrol. the end  of the war, and were treated by them in typical fashion. Submarine Losses World War II, NAVPERS 15,784, 1949 ISSUE TANG, under Cdr. In October 1953, Tang commenced her first overhaul which she completed in July 1954. A Brief History. Reflecting on loved ones--a wife one might never see again, children one might never watch grow up--is one of the inevitable obsessions of being down there. In her first patrol, spending February 1944 west of Truk and Saipan, she sank three freighters, a large tanker and a submarine tender. The Squalus was a new sub undergoing tests when a valve failed and water began pouring in through the ventilation system. However, postwar examination of Japanese records revealed by the Japanese government show that two passenger-cargo ships and two freighters were sunk. "I would rather stay and die.". [DANFS 1], During the night of 22 February, Tang made a surface attack on a convoy of three cargo ships and two escorts. "Everything happened in seconds.". When the nine survivors were picked up by a destroyer escort, there

fire was so intense that the paint on the bulkhead was scorching, ", During that sea-bottom ordeal, the heat of the cramped bodies inside the Tang was almost overwhelming, he said. On Eternal Patrol - The Loss of USS Tang (SS-306) TANG (SS-306) Compiled by Paul W. Wittmer and Charles R. Hinman, with editorial notes by Robert H. Downie, originally from: U.S. Steel hatches are immediately closed, no matter who might be doomed to drown on the other side. Commander Coye in SILVERSIDES) which was to patrol off northeast This vessel was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation twice during her career. The nine captives were retained by the Japanese in prison camps until The term comes from the counterintuitive technique involved: As they head for the surface, the men must constantly expel air, keeping their noses and mouths open. This vessel's third The explosion was violent, and people as far forward as the control In order to reach her area, Tang had to pass through narrow waters known to be heavily patrolled by the enemy. Tang's second patrol was in the area west of Palau, east of Davao and at Truk. A large area stretching Officer of the very successful WAHOO before taking command of TANG. USS Tang (SS/AGSS-563), the lead ship of her class was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the tang.. She was the first American submarine designed (as opposed to modified) under the Greater Underwater Propulsion Power Program (GUPPY) for underwater performance rather than surfaced speed and handling. The loss of TANG by her own torpedo, the last one fired on the most

Tang chose to make the passage alone and these vessels never heard from Tang, nor did any base, after she left Midway. They had their headaches and struggled to stay awake. On 20 July 1956, Tang put to sea on her second deployment to the western Pacific. As seawater began to flood through the open top hatches of the Tang, two men dived headfirst from an upper deck down into the control room before it was sealed off. patrol, and her Commanding Officer was awarded the Congressional Medal electrical fire in the forward battery. "We don't talk about those hours," he said. after she left Midway. A single torpedo blew Nikkin Maru in half, and the merchantman sank. She sank a [DANFS 1], Tang's second patrol began on 16 March and took her to waters around the Palau Islands, to Davao Gulf, and to the approaches to Truk. She is credited with Jim Bush, then a Navy lieutenant, found himself not sunk but still trapped 200 feet below the surface in international waters off the coast of Siberia in 1957. However, with rapidly shoaling water and her keel about to touch bottom, Tang backed off, fired a spread of three with two hits, and then surfaced as survivors of the 6,886 tons cargo ship Asukazan Maru were being rescued by fishing boats. Commander O'Kane has been called the As the submarine prepared to fire at the tanker which was crossing her stern, she sighted the transport bearing down on her in an attempt to ram. The wreck of the USS Bugara (OET/Nautilus Live). If they don't, the expansion of air inside them caused by changing pressures can literally blow up the air sacs of their lungs. were victims of TANG's previous sinkings on board, and they inflicted USS Tang (SS/AGSS-563), the lead ship of her class was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the tang.. She was the first American submarine designed (as opposed to modified) under the Greater Underwater Propulsion Power Program (GUPPY) for underwater performance rather than surfaced speed and handling. The transport was forced to continue her swing to avoid the tanker, which had also been coming in to ram. "We talk about other things. On 27 September she Of the 13 men who escaped, only nine reached the surface, and of these, five were able to swim until rescued. As the submarine went deep, her crew heard the fourth and fifth torpedoes hit the second ship. She covered the She was launched on 17 August sponsored by Mrs. Antonio S. Pitre, and commissioned on 15 October 1943 with Lieutenant Commander Richard O'Kane, former executive officer of Wahoo, in command, and delivered to the Navy on 30 November 1943. She is credited with having sunk 13 vessels for 107,324 tons of enemy shipping on this patrol, and her Commanding Officer has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. A large area stretching northeast from Formosa was known to be mined by the enemy, and O'Kane was given the choice of making the passage north of Formosa alone, or joining a coordinated attack group (Silversides, Trigger, Salmon, under Commander Coye in Silversides) which was to patrol off northeast Formosa, and making the passage with them.Tang chose to make the passage alone and these vessels never heard fromTang, nor did any base, after she left Midway. The story of Tang's sinking comes from the report of her surviving Commanding Officer. The entry can be found here. Experts in stress say the reactions of the trapped Russian submariners may have been quite different, depending on their training and shared background. There, she joined Submarine Division 32 of SubRon 3. [DANFS 1] The explosion was violent, and men as far forward as the control room received broken limbs. All but nine of the 87 men aboard ultimately died.