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Best World War II Submarine Patrols by
the Tonnage of Ships Sunk
WWII U.S. Submarines At War in the Pacific

A record of the best American submarine war patrols ranked by
the total tonnage of enemy ships sunk during World War II


 

Rank

Sub and Patrol Number

Captain

Ships Sunk* Tonnage
1 USS Archerfish - 5 J. F. Enright 1 59,000
2 USS Rasher - 5 Henry Munson 5 52,600
3 USS Flasher - 5 George Girder 6 42,800
4 USS Tang - 3 Richard O'Kane 10 39,100
5 USS Barb - 9 Eugene Fluckey 3 36,800
6 USS Sealion II - 3 Eli T. Reich 2 32,900
7 USS Albacore - 9 J. Blanchard 2 32,000
8 USS Spadefish - 1 G. Underwood 6 31,500
9 USS Spadefish - 2 G. Underwood 4 30,400
10 USS Cavalla - 1 Herman Kossler 1 30,000
11 USS Gurnard - 5 Chas Andrews 4 29,700
12 USS Sailfish - 10 Robert  Ward 3 29,571
13 USS Tarpon - 6 Thomas Wogan 2 27,919
14 USS Silversides - 4 C.C. Burlingame 4 27,798
15 USS Seahorse - 2 Slade Cutter 5 27,579
16 USS Trigger - 6 Robert Dornin 4 27,095
17 USS Bowfin - 2 Walter Griffith 5 26,458
18 USS Ray - 5 William Kinsella 5 26,000
19 USS Seawolf - 12 Royce L. Gross 4.5 27,793
20 USS Atule - 1 John Maurer 4 25,691
21 USS Hammerhead John Martin 5 25,178
22 USS Dace - 5 Bladen Clagett 3 25,141
23 USS Flasher - 3 Rueben Whitaker 4.5 24,949
24 USS Pintado - 2 Bernard Clarey 2 24,663
25 USS Bonefish - 1 Thomas W. Hogan 3 24,206
26 USS Barb -11 Eugene Fluckey 4.33 24,197

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  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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