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Top World War II U.S. Submarines Ranked
by the Total Number of Ships Sunk
 WWII Unrestricted Submarine Warfare in the Pacific

A record of the twenty five highest scoring American submarines ranked by the
total number of enemy merchant and Man-o-War ships sunk during WWII


 

Rank

Submarine

Captain

Ships Sunk*
       
1 USS Tautog Willigham, Sieglaff, Baskett 26
2 USS Tang O'Kane 24
3 USS Silversides Burlingame, Coye, J.C. Nichols 24
4 USS Flasher Whitaker, Girder 23
5 USS Spadefish Underwood, Germerhausen 21
6 USS Seahorse Cutter, Wilkins 20
7 USS Wahoo Kennedy, Morton 20
8 USS Guardfish Klakring, N.G. Ward 19
9 USS Rasher Hutchinson, Laughon, Munson 18
10 USS Seawolf Warder, Gross 18
11 USS Trigger Benson, Dornin, Harlfinger, Connole 18
12 USS Barb Waterman, Fluckey 18
13 USS Snook Triebel, Browne 17
14 USS Thresher W.L. Anderson, Millican, H. Hull, McMillan, Middleton 17
15 USS Bowfin Willingham, Griffith, Corbus, Tyree,  16
16 USS Harder Dealey 16
17 USS Pogy Wales, Metcalf, Bowers 16
18 USS Sunfish Peterson, Shelby, Reed 16
19 USS Tinosa Daspitt, Weiss, Latham 16
20 USS Drum Rice, McMahon, Willamson, Rindskopf 15
21 USS Flyingfish Donaho, Watkins, Risser 15
22 USS Greenling Bruton, Grant, Gerwick 15
23 USS Jack Dykers, Krapf, Fuhrman 15
24 USS Grayback Saunders, Stephan, J.A. Moore 14
25 USS Kingfish Lowrance, Jukes, Harper 14

 

 

  RESOURCE NOTES:
Product photo
United States Submarine Operations in World War II
By Theodore Roscoe
United States Naval Institute
George Banta Company Inc Copyright 1949
Product photo Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan
By Clay Blair
J.B. Lippincott Company
Copyright 1975
Product photo Subs Against the Rising Sun:
U.S. Submarines in the Pacific

By Keith H. Milton
Yucca Free Press
Copyright 2000
Book Cover U. S. Submarines in World War II:
An Illustrated History of the Pacific

By Larry Kimmett & Margaret Regis
Navigator Publishing
Copyright 191996
 
   

 


 
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