The U.S.S Bashaw (SS-241) was launched July 25, 1943 by Electric Boat Co. Groton Conn. sponsored by Mrs. Norman S. Ives wife of Captain Ives and commissioned October 25, 1943 Lieutenant Commander R. E. Nichols in command.

Bashaw arrived at Milne Bay New Guinea 3 March 1944. During 10 March 1944-29 April 1945 she completed six war patrols in the Celebes Philippine and South China Seas. Bashaw sank three Japanese merchant vessels totaling 19 269 tons as well as several small craft.

History for the SS-241, U.S.S. Bashaw

Patrols
No:Captain:From:Date:Duration:Score (WT):JANACReturn:
1Richard E. NicholsPearl Harbor3/44600/00/0Brisbane
2Richard E. NicholsBrisbane5/44501/5,7001/6,440Brisbane
3Richard E. NicholsBrisbane8/44551/7,7001/2,800Brisbane
4Richard E. NicholsFremantle10/44630/00/0Fremantle
5H.S. SimpsonFremantle1/45471/10,7001/10,016Fremantle
6H.S. SimpsonFremantle3/45330/00/0Fremantle

 

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