Saving the surviving British and Australians from the torpedoed Japanese “Rakué Maru” prison ship

Rakué Maru

The rescue of the surviving British and Australians from the Japanese “Rakué Maru” prison ship, which was torpedoed by the American submarine “Sealion” (SS-315).
The rescue of prisoners of war was produced by the submarines Sealion, Growler (SS-215), Queenfish (SS-393) and Barb (SS-220). In total, 159 former prisoners of war were rescued, of whom seven died during the return of submarines to their base.

 

Source: commons.wikimedia.org.

 

 

Location: Pacific Ocean
Date: September 1944

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