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  • USS Rasher

    USS Rasher Official Statistics 1942-1971

    Keel Laid: 4 May 1942
    Launched: 20 December 1942
    Commissioned: 8 June 1943
    Total number of war patrols: 8
    Total number of days on patrol: 401
    Total tonnage sunk: 99,901 (JANAC)
    Tonnage damaged: 64,481 (ComSubPac)
    Number of ships sunk: 18 (JANAC)
    Special missions: Mine-Laying off Cochin, China, 4 January 1944
    Wolf packs: with Bluefish, January 1944; with Raton, February 1944; with Bluefish, August 1944; with Finback and Pilofish, February-March 1945
    Total nautical miles steamed: 122,655
    Number of torpedoes fired: 165
    Total number of dives: approximately 861
    Decommissioned: 26 June 1946
    Recommissioned: 22 July 1953, as SSR 269 (Migraine 3 radar picket conversion)
    Decommissioned: 27 May 1971

    USS Rasher Citations And Awards

    Presidential Unit Citation for Patrols 1, 3, 4, 5
    Seven Battle Stars: Patrols 1-5
    Iwo Jima Operation; Okinawa Gunto Operation
    Four Navy Crosses
    Tweleve Silver Stars
    Sixteen Bronze Stars
    Six letters of commendation
    one Navy and Marine Corps Medal
    One Legion of Merit

    USS Rasher JANAC Tonnage Totals

    First Patrol: Capt. Edward Shillingford Hutchinson commanding
    1.Kogane Maru Passenger-Cargo 9 October 1943 Tons 3,132
    2.Kenkoku Maru Cargo 13 October 1943 Tons 3,127
    3.Koryo Maru Tanker 31 October 1943 Tons 589
    4.Tango Maru Tanker 8 November 1943 Tons 2,046

    Second Patrol: Capt. Willard Ross Laughon commanding
    5.Kiyo Maru Tanker 4 January 1944 Tons 7,251

    Third Patrol: Capt. Willard Ross Laughon commanding
    6.Tango Maru Cargo 25 February 1944 Tons 6,200*
    7.Ryusei Maru Passenenger-Cargo 25 February 1944 Tons 4,797
    8.Nittai Maru Cargo 3 March 1944 Tons 6,484
    9.Nichinan Maru Cargo 27 MArch 1944 Tons 2,750

    Fourth Patrol: Capt. Willard Ross Laughon commanding
    10.Choi Maru Cargo 11 May 1944 Tons 1,074
    11.Anshu Maru Converted Gunboat 29 May 1944 Tons 2,601
    12.Shioya Tanker 8 June 1944 Tons 4,000
    13.Koan Maru Cargo 14 June 1944 Tons 3,183

    Fifth Patrol: Capt. Henry Glass Munson commanding
    14.Shiroganesan Maru Cargo 6 August 1944 Tons 4,739
    15.Eishin Maru Cargo 18 August 1944 Tons 542
    16.Teiyo Maru Tanker 19 August 1944 Tons 9,849
    17.Taiyo Escort Aircraft Carrier 18 August 1944 Tons 20,000
    18.Teia Maru Transport 19 August 1944 Tons 17,537

    Total 99,901

    *Seond vessel of that name sunk by the Rasher

    From the Book: Red Scorpion The war patols of the USS Rasher
    Pages 539, 541, and 542
    "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice" - Sidney Freedman

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    Nice info , I had never even heard of the Rasher . I need to check out that book .
    SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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