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Balao Class Submarine
1,526 Tons (surfaced)
2,424 Tons (submerged)
311' 9" x 27' 3" x 16' 10"
10 × 21-inch torpedo tubes
(6 forward, 4 aft)
1 x 5" gun
1 x 40mm AA
1 x 20mm AA
Second War Patrol: During May 195 to June 1945 Bullhead patrolled the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea sinking two small freighters, schooner and a sub chaser with a total of 1,800 tons. Also, claimed to damage two other subchasers and another small freighter. All attacks during this period were using her 5" deck gun.
Third War Patrol: On July 31, 1945 Bullhead departed Fremantle to patrol the Java Sea as part of a wolfpack with USS Capitaine (SS-336) and USS Puffer (SS-268) until September 5, 1945 then to proceed to Subic Bay.
On August 6, 1945 Bullhead reported passing through the Lombok Strait but was never heard from again. Transiting the same area were other submarines including HMS Taciturn, HMS Thorough, USS Cod (SS-224) and USS Chub (SS-329). Japanese made anti-submarine against other vessls likely targeted at these other submainres.
On August 12, 1945 USS Capitaine (SS-336) attempted to contact the submarine without reply and on August 15, 1945 reported "Have been unable to contact Bullheadby any means since arriving in area."
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