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USS Grayback (SS

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With only two torpedoes remaining, she was ordered home from patrol. His team had scoured the seabed off Japan with autonomous underwater vehicles, which are essentially high-tech drones, without a hit. Slated to reach Midway on 7 March 1944, Grayback did not arrive as scheduled. The Grayback torpedoed numerous enemy vessels, rescued downed American aviators, and sank more than a dozen Japanese ships during the war, according to the. The patrols made by Grayback and its sister Regulus-firing submarines represented the first ever deterrent patrols in the history of the submarine Navy, preceding those made by the Polaris missile firing submarines.

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USS Grayback discovered by Tim Taylor's Lost 52 Project off Japan

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Lost 52 Project She was one of the most successful submarines during the war. Unlike the drone, this one was steered manually from the mother ship and had high-definition cameras. The error went undetected until last year, when an amateur researcher, Yutaka Iwasaki, was going through the wartime records of the Imperial Japanese Navy base at Sasebo. She returned to Pearl Harbor 8 December. The Regulus missile program ended in 1964 and Grayback was withdrawn from active service.

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Lost World War II Submarine Rediscovered 75 Years Later

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But it never arrived in Midway. Their main search took was a 14-foot-long autonomous underwater vehicle that weighed thousands of pounds and works like an underwater drone. When they reached Japanese waters in June, he and his team fought through mechanical and electrical problems that bedevilled their mission. Post-war Japanese records indicated that on February 26, 1944, Grayback suffered damage when land-based Japanese naval aircraft attacked her in the East China Sea, but it was assumed she sank the naval transport Ceylon Maru the next day. With her, lie the remains of 80 sailors, who went down with her. This first attack sunk one freighter and damaged another before Grayback dived to elude depth charges.

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WWII US submarine wreck found after 75 years

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The following day they went out with high-definition cameras to investigate the sighting and were dumbstruck to find the long-forgotten hulking ship in the dark waters. The stricken submarine was then bombarded with depth charges. She had gotten the news from Dennison. They were not detected by the patrol boats and were picked up by rescue helicopter the next morning. The history, issued in 1949, gave approximate locations of where each submarine had disappeared. He found that the Navy had been replying on a flawed translation of the Japanese war records that got one digit wrong in the latitude and longitude of the Grayback's last position. Navy after it was three weeks overdue to return in March of that year.

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The USS Grayback, Missing for 75 Years, Is Discovered Off Okinawa

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With Grayback running a hundred feet beneath the surface, the untutored Roby successfully removed the infected appendix, and his patient was back standing watch by the end of the patrol. The submarines had now expended all torpedoes, and on 10 November they returned to Midway. This was followed by the first of her nine deterrent missile strike missions, from 21 September to 12 November. From captured Japanese records the submarine's last few days can be pieced together. This prevented detection and maintained the secrecy of their presence. Grayback 's second war patrol met with a dearth of targets although she even took the unusual and risky measure of patrolling surfaced during the day.

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Found: USS Grayback, Final Resting Place of 80 Entombed Sailors

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The find reportedly comes after amateur researcher Yutaka Iwasaki, a systems engineer in Kobe, Japan, discovered a flaw in the translation of Japanese military documents. Footage will be made available on our YouTube Channel s for educational purposes and to make history available for all audiences and channels. Her keel was laid down on 1 July 1954 by the of. She sent freighter Gyokurei Maru and escort to the bottom and damaged several others in surface attack. Sailing 26 September with , she rendezvoused with at to form the first of the Submarine Force's highly successful.

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