|Japanese submarine I-73|
|Fate:||Sunk by USS Gudgeon on 9 January 1942|
|Class & type:||Kaidai class|
Japanese submarine I-73 was a Kaidai class submarine that participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor as part of the 3rd Submarine Squadron in the 6th Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was one of the vessels created as part of Japan's 1st Naval Armaments Supplement Programme in 1931. On 9 January 1942, I-73 became the first warship to be sunk by a United States Navy submarine; USS Gudgeon fired three torpedoes at I-73 and destroyed it. Gudgeon claimed that the torpedoes only damaged I-73, but Station HYPO confirmed the loss.
- ↑ "Gudgeon". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/submar/ss211.txt. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
- ↑ Bob Hackett; Sander Kingsepp (2001). "HIJMS Submarine I-73: Tabular Record of Movement". Combined Fleet. http://www.combinedfleet.com/I-73.htm. Retrieved 02-13-12.
- ↑ Blair, p.118, names her I-173.
- Clay Blair, Jr. (1976). Silent Victory. New York: Bantam.
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