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NH 42275 USS Wahoo (SS-238)

Photo #: NH 42275  USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Title: USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Description: Provides food and water to the crew of a becalmed fishing boat, circa January 1943. The original caption, released with this photograph on 3 March 1943, reads: Act of Mercy While on the war patrol during which she sank a Japanese destroyer and a convoy of four ships, the submarine Wahoo, commanded by LCdr. Dudley W. Morton, USN, of Miami, Fla., came across a small fishing boat, becalmed. Three of the crew of nine aboard the fishing vessel had died when the submarine found her. Three remaining crew members were without food and water. This picture shows members of the submarine's crew handing water and food to the men in the fishing vessel. A few days later the Wahoo destroyed the Japanese destroyer and convoy. View looks forward from Wahoo's machinegun platform. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 42275
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