“The submarine USS Snook is overdue from patrol and presumed lost,” read the brief Navy Department Communique No. 617 of August 4, 1945. The “Snook,” veteran of eight Pacific patrols, departed from Midway March 17, 1945. En route to the forward area, she put in at Guam. She left Guam March 27, bound for an assigned area in the South China Sea. She never came back.