USS Batfish & WWII Museum - Muskogee, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member DaveGoliath
N 35° 47.614 W 095° 18.581
15S E 291274 N 3963514
Quick Description: USS Batfish was a great World War II era submarine. The Museum offers a great tour, see the website for more information.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2009 8:36:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM68H0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins
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Long Description:
Batfish in seven war patrols, claimed a total of 14 ships sunk for 37,000 tons, and damaged 2 other ships. JANAC officially credited Batfish with only 6.5 ships, for a total of 11,248 tons. Cross-referencing Lowder (who was on the Batfish and Alden (who used several references), it seems most likely that Batfish sank 15 ships for 37,900 tons and damaged 2 others. However, official sources credit 9 ships for 12,332 tons. This accreditation is par for the statistical course. Generally, American submarines were credited with only half of what they sank - or claimed twice as many ships as were later substantiated.

At any rate, JANAC credited Batfish with the sinking of 3 enemy submarines. But even here, the records are confused, particularly as to the identity of the first submarine Batfish sank on February 9, 1945. Some records indicated I-41, others the RO-115, others the RO-55. To the best available information, there is general agreement about the second and third submarines: RO-112 and RO- 113.

---Taken from the USS Batfish Homepage
Opening hours: Summer Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM... Sunday 1 PM to 6 PM

Open all year: Yes

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