They were just inside 100 miles from the Island of Kyushu, the largest southern island of Japan, hoping to catch straggling remains of the Japanese Fleet after its defeat in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. In the middle of the night (about 0330, 30 November 1944) the Quartermaster was awoke from a sound sleep. Star time? The crew had to fix the ship’s position with the stars, sun, and moon.
This was one boat that got beat to hell...and survived