Wednesday, September 8, 2010
USS Cavalla: random submarine time
Today's sub is the Gato class boat Cavalla.Commissioned on Feb. 29. 1944, the Cavalla had a major kill on one of her first patrols, bagging the carrier Shokaku, whose planes had bombed pearl harbor. Earlier that year, data from her first run had contributed greatly to the victory at the battle of the Philippine Sea. She also helped the damaged British sub Terrapin. After the war, she was converted to a Hunter-Killer sub and was decommissioned on 30th of December, 1969. She is a great museum (visit HTTP://www.cavalla.org for her web page)Please visit her at seawolf park!