VEGAS - 1944 Submarine USS Perch (Second) Commission- READ History Excerpt- ED35
VEGAS - 1944 Submarine USS Perch (Second) Commission- READ History Excerpt- ED35

VEGAS - 1944 Submarine USS Perch (Second) Commission- READ History Excerpt- ED35

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 1944 Submarine USS Perch (Second) Commissioning - Groton, CT - This second Perch was dedicated in honor of the commander of the first USS Perch whose crew were captured and prisioners of war. Read more below:

Per ussnautilus.org website:
In 1942, the USS Perch was dispatched to the Java Sea. In the middle of the night on March 1, she was spotted and hit by depth charges. Despite the quick crash dive, she was badly damaged. Crewmembers found electrical grounds, battery issues and a severe leak in the engine room. A test dive was attempted on March 3 but the leaks forced the crew to return to the surface. The damage was too severe to route and escape. Spotted again by Japanese’s destroyers and unable to launch torpedoes, the decision was made for the diesel submarine to be scuttled. The crew was ordered off the boat and the Perch was lost to the sea. The entire crew of the Perch would be picked up by Japanese ships and become POW’s for the remainder of WWII. In Stephen Jackson’s book “The Men” the ordeal of the crew of the Perch is documented by one of its survivors Ernie Plantz.


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